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Article #328 (419 is last): From: ba011@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Gary J. Stenroos) Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions,freenet.sci.comp.atari.spec.8bit Subject: rs232 cable Posted-By: xx004 (aa700 - Michael Current) Edited-By: xx004 (aa700 - Michael Current) Date: Sun Feb 14 20:32:39 1993 I have a Hayes compatible 1200 baud modem I would like to try with my 800xl. It has an rs-232 cable. Is there a way to make up a cable so I can hook it up to the 800xl. If not approx. how much is the cable? -- Gary Stenroos ba011@cleveland.Freenet.Edu **** Answered by Michael Current, aa700: I believe what you are looking for is the Rverter, a cable that runs from the SIO port of your Atari to the RS232 port of your modem. Unfortunately, my knowledge of the Rverter is very shallow; I'm not even sure whether it's a product to be bought or a project to be built. If you look at used products, you could look into the P:R:Connection, which provides both printer (parallel) and serial (modem) ports. You'd still also need a new cable, since Atari interfaces such as the 850 and the P:R:Connection have 9-pin rs232 ports, unlike your 25-pin modem cable. This "850 or P:R:Connection to Standard Modem Cable" is available commercially from American T.V. for $19.95, or B&C ComputerVisions or Best Electronics for $15.00. Best lists the P:R:Connection for $79.95, but I doubt they still have them. (A used P:R: should cost half that.) If anyone reading this has any information on building an Rverter (SIO to modem) type cable, please post here.