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#1 Greenious OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 11, 2017 4:56 PM

We got a proof of concept cheap WIFI solution going over at Atari-Forum.

 

http://www.atari-for...hp?f=15&t=31586

 

It's based on ESP8266 connected to the serial port.

 

Should work for any atari and the parts are dirt cheap.

 

C64 "wifimodems" are selling on ebay, connecting them to telnet based BBS's. Other retroscenes are also getting in on this aswell.

 



#2 Fletch OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 20, 2017 6:36 AM

I have one of Paul Rickards wifi modem.  Works great on the ST as well as any other machine with a serial port. http://biosrhythm.com/?page_id=1453



#3 Greenious OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 20, 2017 3:16 PM

It looks like a somewhat limited telnet only solution. Nothing wrong with that, but the one we got going over at Atari-Forum got full sting support. Ie, full internet access, including web surfing etc.

 

It uses the same hardware though, so likely just a question of firmware.



#4 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 20, 2017 11:32 PM

It looks like a somewhat limited telnet only solution. Nothing wrong with that, but the one we got going over at Atari-Forum got full sting support. Ie, full internet access, including web surfing etc.

 

It uses the same hardware though, so likely just a question of firmware.

But does it also do "modem emulation"?

It's not just about the ability to telnet, it's about letting old school programs that want to talk to a "modem" (AT commands) connect through telnet.

 

Something that does both would be great.







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