NeXT Question

by Dan Lavin

Q: My Macintosh modem doesn't work with my NeXT. What gives? Do I need a special modem?

Allison Foster

San Francisco, CA

A: No, what you need is a special cable, because the pin-out on the NeXT modem cable is different from the Mac cable. But beware due to a change in serial-port design, you will need different cables for your NeXT depending on whether you have an '030 or '040. Contact a user group or a NeXT reseller for help in selecting the proper cable.