View Full Version : Any way to use a Twinax Terminal with a Linux PC?

March 23rd, 2018, 10:17 AM

I recently got my hands on an IBM InfoWindow II type 3486 terminal, with the 122-key keyboard.

It has DB-25 and DB-15 female connectors on the back, and from what I've read it looks like the DB-15 connector is for Twinax to AS/400 connection.

I'm wondering if there's any way to get this running as a Linux terminal? Maybe there's some sort of adapter or card to use a Linux PC as a Twinax host? Or maybe a way to make a converter like that myself?

Either that, or maybe somebody knows of a host machine I could get affordably? If so, maybe they have one they'd be willing to sell or trade to me?

If not, then I might try to trade it out for a serial terminal. But I'd rather not have to do that, as I like this one a lot...