[na-user] Hmmmmm

k8cc@ix.netcom.com k8cc@ix.netcom.com
Sat, 25 Oct 1997 10:35:43 -0500 (CDT)

>        What is the secret to making NA talk to an AEA PK-232?
>        I have set config, and serial port. What speed does the 232 like?
>        Got everything else gg but this has me stumped.
>        Craig, NX1G

If all else fails, RTFM.

Many AEA TNC's use "autobaud detection" to set their baud rate.
This requires the user to repetitively send a particular character to
get the TNC to sync up.  This is not possible using NA (or CT, for that
matter) because character transmit routine transmits one line at a time,
not one character at a time.  (This is necessary for the networking).  I
have been told of CT users who had to run AEA's terminal program to
get the TNC going, then switch over to CT.  In NA, we added a feature
called PKINIT which allowed sending the synchonization characters.
See page 60 of the current manual.


Dave Pruett, K8CC                         DATOM Engineering
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