bshannon at tiac.net
Wed Jul 20 18:26:52 CDT 2005
Actually several other pins are active. The token ring card can tell
when no cable is installed, so there are at least 2 cable detect pins.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jochen Kunz" <jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 4:11 AM
Subject: Re: Apollo stuff
> On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 10:57:21 -0500
> "Director" <csmuseum at cse.uta.edu> wrote:
>> The Apollo cards I have have a strange connector. It appears to have
>> two coax and a half dozen wires in a DB form factor.
> It is called a 7W2 connector.
>> I did not get any cables, so I have no idea what connections are
>> actually used.
> Only the two coax connectors are used. They are simply ring in and out.
> You connect ring out of one machine to ring in of the next until you
> closed the ring. The cables are 75 ohm RG59.
>> I can't see how you could use a modern TR cable with that since it was
>> 4 wire shielded twisted pair. F connectors would imply coax.
> TR != ATR. Apollo Token Ring is a thing of its own, not compatible with
> the Token Ring that IBM and a few others used.
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