David V. Brenner ( (no email) )
Wed, 16 Dec 1998 21:57:11 -0800

> 1) Is a NULL MODEM cable wired different from a standard modem cable?

Since modems are only required where an analog to digital conversion must
take place, all that's needed for PC-to-PC communications is a crossover
cable to swap the send and receive signals at either end. Some prefer to
buy a small device that looks like a gender adapter that does the crossover
for you. This is a good way to go if you have surplus DB25 cables and just
need to effect the crossover. Such adapters are generally only a few

> 2) Why doesn't lucent provide and NULL MODEM cable with their $10,000.00
> PM3 Box?

That's like asking why my cat feels a sudden, urgent need to be in another
room, breaking world speed records to get there. There is no understanding
such things.

> 3) Ever buy a car that had a tag that read "REQUIRES ONE 12V DC BATTERY."?

Well, yes, but the battery tends to be included.

David V. Brenner -
International Services Network Corporation

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