Ko Fei Pu:
I've tried unsuccessfully to setup an IBM Thinkpad 700/PS2 with
Xircom multiplexor. I'm using Xircom Token Ring pocket adapter, if connected
directly to the parallel port there's no problem, but if a use the multiplexor
it simply hung. I've called IBM and Xircom to no avail.
Michael R. Fox:
I've just set up some twisted pair Xircom adapters and had some
problems with setting them up. After talking to Xircom I was told that the
adapter HAS to be plugged into the B port on the mux and the printer HAS to
have power for the mux to work (turned on and plugged into the mux). In my case
I had to load the odi or packet driver twice if the adapter was plugged into
the A port on the mux. Once I moved the adapter to the B port everything worked
fine. So much for the manual.
Incidentally I've found the Xircom PPX parallel port multiplexor
to be an excellent add-on to allow printing while connected to the network. You
print to LPT1 while using LPT2 for the network. It can be be slow - but if you
print to LPT1.DOS it is much better.