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#101 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:00 AM

Welp, necro time...

I've moved into a new house in a new state and have a new ISP. There are no copper-line phone companies anymore, so I'll be using Frontier DSL.

As in my last house, I need a phone jack installed in my dungeon. Service technician is coming out Monday.

I've lost my custom Telco diskette, so I get to start from scratch. :) I'm actually excited to go through the journey again. Hopefully, by Tuesday night, I'll be surfing the boards at a blazing 1200 baud. ;)

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Posted Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:10 AM

 

Hopefully, by Tuesday night, I'll be surfing the boards at a blazing 1200 baud. ;)

 

Ooooh smokin'!   :lolblue:

Seriously, it''s fast enough for Chatti too!  Log in and see if you have any messages.



#103 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:43 AM

No TIPI

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Posted Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:15 PM

No TIPI

 

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Posted Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:36 PM

Welp, necro time...

I've moved into a new house in a new state and have a new ISP. There are no copper-line phone companies anymore, so I'll be using Frontier DSL.

As in my last house, I need a phone jack installed in my dungeon. Service technician is coming out Monday.

 

I am confuse; request clarification.  Does Frontier really suck so badly they offer DSL (which is over copper) on a "dry pair," with no dial-tone??



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Posted Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:41 PM

Not 100% sure what you're asking there, but Frontier's phone service is standard compressed VOIP. There is a dial tone, but it runs on a bandwidth-saving compression that cuts down the available baud rate.

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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 3:38 AM

Alrighty folks.... back up and running!! :D

Tonight I made a video logging into the Reef and uploading a file. It's compressing now and I'll upload it tomorrow.

With my service, 2400 baud is as good as I'm going to get... but it's enough. :)



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#108 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 11:35 AM

Posted a video of some BBSing fun here:


http://atariage.com/...f/#entry4170214

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 8:41 AM

 

I am confuse; request clarification.  Does Frontier really suck so badly they offer DSL (which is over copper) on a "dry pair," with no dial-tone??

 

I had Frontier in rural Wisconsin in 2012. The town was mostly legacy copper. We subscribed to DSL only, no voice plan, and it came with a dial tone, 911 out and incoming calls only. Was the last time I used my 1992 "Princess Phone".

 

Time Warner gave me a quote to bring fiber from the highway into the neighborhood. $17,000 divided amongst us to pass each mailbox, but not to connect to the house. Copper lives on.



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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:15 AM

Just a note for those that may have forgotten or not be aware.

 

There are three or four Telnet accessible BBS's out there supporting the TI-99/4A and/or Geneve 9640.

 

By far, the most visited is Heatwave, however there is also Fusion BBS and my own BBS, 9640NEWS.  I also know "The Keep" is out there, I just do not know the details so please forgive me.  Someone can jump in after this post and add the details if they desire.

 

Even if you do not have Telnet capability and just have a PC with a web browser, you can still access these three BBS's through a web interface at:

 

http://9640news.ddns.net:8080

 

Heatwave is running on Geneve hardware, Fusion under Geneve/MAME emulation, and 9640News under a Windows system.   Both Heatwave and Fusion have single line access, however 9640News is presently supporting 20 inbound simultaneous connections.

 

Each is different and unique.  While you may not be able to do an XMODEM transfer to transfer files, etc. across the web interface across, I will say 9640News BBS does have a vast archive of messages from comp.sys.ti, YahooGroups, and elsewhere searchable you may find useful.  It also has over 10,000 files online very easily searched so if you are looking for something in the archives, this may help you find the details.

 

If you got the time, check out the BBS's.

 

Beery

 



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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:57 AM

The KEEP BBS has been online and operational since 1983. We started on a TI-99/4a home computer running software called “TI-Net” (which is ironic, since it never networked to anything) and now we are a 32-channel MULTI-USER Worldgroup 3.13 system. Supporting web, telnet and modem access

You can dial out from my modem as well and access dial up systems such as the hidden reef. Type GO DIALOUT while online.

Http://Thekeep.net

The KEEP currently has one modem online and available 24/7 supporting baud rates up to 38400 baud at

503 646 2407

I have file areas for many classic systems and multiuser online games such as MUDS and trade wars.

Greg

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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:22 PM

You can dial out from my modem as well and access dial up systems such as the hidden reef. Type GO DIALOUT while online.
 

I don't get to do this very often, but it is fun to use The Keep to dial into the Reef :)






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