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Offline sheepzTopic starter

Marking a Parnet cable
« on: October 13, 2022, 11:22:42 AM »

Anyone know the difference between a Parnet cable and a DB-25 printer cable, I have a printer cable and would like to modify it but cant find any info?


A1260 and A1500

Offline scuzzb494

Re: Marking a Parnet cable
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2022, 11:58:10 PM »
The parnet cable is a DB25 male to DB25 male on the 500/2000 and female on the Amiga 1000

Looking at the pinouts on an LPT parallel cable the pinouts vary to that required for a Parnet. There is a cable diagram
that is on the Parnet disk. You have to connect (2-9) D7-D0 across along with (12) POUT, (11) BUSY and (13)SEL. Then ACK
(FLAG INTERUPT)is connected to SEL locally and (18-22) GND appears to connect to GND. Those connections vary from a
DB25 LPT parallel cable from what I can see online. Some of the labelling is different also) You would need to check.

Don't quote me. Whilst I use Parnet and have a couple of cables I bought mine ready made.

I suggest you get the Parnet disk off Aminet and check the cabling requirements from there. You would need a DB25 on
each end so first up you probably need two printer cables to hack across.

I will put an image of the Parnet document showing the cable tomorrow  on my website if that helps.


Here is the link to my page which includes a cable diagram from the ParNET disk and CUAmiga.

« Last Edit: October 23, 2022, 07:42:23 PM by scuzzb494 »