I never really got into BBS's when I was younger. By the time I discovered them, I was in college, and I was playing with FTP, news groups, gopher, and this crazy new & cool thing call Mosaic. I now have a 99/4 PEB with the RS232 serial card. I have a Trendnet TU-S9 RS232 to USB port/adapter thing for my PC. I have what I believe is a straight cable between the two. And I have TEII.
I'm using PuTTY on the PC. I can open a serial connection between both computers, and when I type on the PC, I can see the text on the TI. When I type on the TI, sometimes text appears on the PC, and sometimes it's a weird character. I've noticed that usage of the shift key seems to play a role if the character displays correctly on the PC.
I have no real goal here. I'm really waiting on my buttons to finish assembling my FinalGROM, which I believe I will need to do HDX stuff. I don't have CFHDXS1. While I'm waiting, I wanted to see if my RS232 card could establish a connection to my PC, and it appears that it can. I do have some questions:
1. How come the light for the RS232 card isn't illuminated when I have an active connection to my PC?
2. Is there a better open source/free choice than PuTTY for a Terminal Emulation app on PC?
3. While I'm waiting for my FinalGROM to be fully functional, is there anything interesting or fun that I can do with what I have?
Edited by sixsevenco, Thu Mar 8, 2018 11:26 AM.