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Old Atari 400/800 modem name ???

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Looking for the name of an old modem I had one for my Atari 400 before the 1030.

 

It was a non Atari vendor (3rd party)

White

3 LED's on the back of the topside

SIO connection directly to the Atari

 

Anyone remember these or can send me a pic of one ?

 

Much thanks,

Jim

 

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On 10/1/2020 at 4:22 PM, Jim Klein said:

Looking for the name of an old modem I had one for my Atari 400 before the 1030.

 

It was a non Atari vendor (3rd party)

White

3 LED's on the back of the topside

SIO connection directly to the Atari

 

Anyone remember these or can send me a pic of one ?

 

Much thanks,

Jim

 

My guess would be MPP. 

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I had an MPP, but it connected to a joystick port. Didn't most of their modems connect that way, or was it just some of them?

 

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35 minutes ago, bfollowell said:

I had an MPP, but it connected to a joystick port. Didn't most of their modems connect that way, or was it just some of them?

 

Not sure about all of them but I have an MPP-1000E (300 baud) that connects via joystick ports. Funny story, but when we first picked it up and started using it for my BBS we discovered that it had no way to hang up the line, so the caller to the BBS could effectively hold it hostage if they didn't hang up from their end. So we contacted MPP and they got back with us. They designed a hangup circuit for the modem, sent us the parts and the schematic to install it. They also sent the instructions that we needed to modify the BBS code to initiate the hangup if I remember right. My father was a radar technician so that afternoon we were in business with a modem that could now hang up the line. That's the kind of story you would never hear about these days.

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