HP Vectra networking (26 days OT)

From: Ken Marshall <kmar_at_lle.rochester.edu>
Date: Mon Dec 7 14:09:03 1998

At 07:49 PM 12/7/98 +0100, you wrote:
>Frank McConnell wrote:
>> "Jason Willgruber" <roblwill_at_usaor.net> writes:
>> > -Networking software compatible with the internal networking card
(there"s a
>> > plug next to the keyboard connector that looks like it wants to be
>> > to some sort of network hub).
>> Looks can be deceiving. That might be an HP-HIL connector -- does it
>> have a picture of the corresponding plug with one or two dots on the
>> cable, or maybe just the one or two dots? If so, it's HIL, and is
>> there so you can hook up a Vectra HIL keyboard (as shipped with the
>> real original Vectras that don't have alphabet soup after the word
>> "Vectra") or an HIL mouse or an HIL monitor w/touchscreen.
>That all sounds plausible, but I do not think that HP Vectras ever used
>the HIL standard. When I get back to Grenoble (where the Vectras were
>designed) next week I will root around and see what I can dig up on this
>Hans B Pufal Comprehensive Computer Catalogue
><mailto:hansp_at_digiweb.com> <http://digiweb.com/~hansp/ccc>
I have had several older HP vectras here that have had HP-HPIL interfaces,
including an HP Vectra CS (8086) and a Vectra RS-20 (386). The HP-HPIL
interface was generally supplied as an 8-bit card that plugged directly
into the ISA bus.

Kenneth L. Marshall
Research Engineer, Optical Materials
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
University of Rochester
250 East River Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Fax: (716)-275-5960
Received on Mon Dec 07 1998 - 14:09:03 GMT

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