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  1. 6 hours ago, ok1rp said:

    Hi all,

     

    maybe stupid question, sorry for that > is there someone tried to connect two Atari 800XL through Fujinet to gaming or even better transfer data or making serious work online please? Sorry > quite newbie with Fujinet ...but happy Fujinet card owner over here :)

     

    regards,

    Petr O.

    Games:

     

    Midimaze and Warships are 2 other games.

     

    This thread is about FujiNet hardware, you should probably start a new thread topic in this subforum and ask again.


  2. 1 minute ago, Sleepy said:

    All three LED are still glowing after the update process.

     

    Last message in console window is "showing logs:"

     

    Sleepy

    That indicates it did not flash properly. I'm guessing this is the same usb cable and computer you used to flash the other one? If so, then I'd say it's a problem with the fujinet. You could try another cable and computer to rule that out


  3. 14 minutes ago, x=usr(1536) said:

    do you happen to have the model numbers of those antennas?  I'd like to look up their design characteristics.

    Model LeCheape-1 and LeCheape-2 :rolling: 

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R21LN5P

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LKLB9YW

     

    17 minutes ago, x=usr(1536) said:

    one thing that occurred to me: placing the FujiNet closer to an AP may have inverse results to what might be expected beyond a certain distance between the two

    The FujiNet is 12 inches from the AP because they're both on top of my desk. I'm not trying to actually get better signal ;) but I get what you mean.

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  4. Here are some unscientific results of a wifi AP scan. #1 and #2 are my APs, the first being upstairs about 12 inches from the fujinet, second is downstairs on the main floor. These are just a single set of scan results with no averaging. Blank field means it wasn't in the scan results.

     

    PCB antenna is a stock FujiNet, small ext antenna is the little nub (see above image), and the big ext antenna is the giant black one (see above image).

     

    2023217722_Screenshotfrom2021-09-1619-00-56.png.ed39fd8b1808a404be3b06f6d52d76b8.png

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  5. 1 hour ago, computergui said:

    Upgraded the firmware to 1.5

    Latest firmware is:

    FujiNet Version: 0.5.ba2f6751
    Version Date/Time: 2021-07-27 12:03:04
    Build Date/Time: Mon Aug 16 01:45:57 UTC 2021

    You can confirm the version above by running the flash tool serial monitor, hit reset on the FujiNet and the bootup messages will display the version number. Also, the web interface shows the firmware version number in the NETWORK Section.

     

    You could try doing a 'factory reset' by holding the B button, press RESET button and wait a few seconds before releasing B button. This wipes the FujiNet configuration. Another way is to remove the SD card, delete fnconfig.ini from it, flash latest firmware on FujiNet and try again.


  6. 1 hour ago, Mathy said:

    It's always good to have the opportunity to use an external antenna.  Wifi reception might be poor, especially at computer meetings.

     

    BTW would it be an option to install a switch and the resistor you mention?  That way people with poor or no soldering skills can choose if and when they want to use an external switch too.

    I'm sure it's possible to put a switch but that seems like a lot of work and I am not an RF engineer :) Pretty sure all the wiring must be shielded properly. maybe someone already makes a IPEX to switched SMA or PCB antenna. You could just get a small stubby SMA antenna instead of some huge thing.

     

    Took me about 30 minutes to extend the FujiNet case rear and add the SMA cutout to the 400/800 style case. Printing it now to see if it fits:

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  7. @Kyle22 has requested a FujiNet with external antenna. Is there any other interest in such a thing? It would require a modified (bigger) case to house the antenna connector and an esp32 with ipex antenna connector. You loose the ability to use the internal antenna (unless you can solder a 0201 resistor when you want to switch back and forth).


  8. 22 hours ago, ZuluGula said:

    I will be there Saturday. 

    Awesome!

     

    22 hours ago, _The Doctor__ said:

    I will buy two push push v1.6 better sio pin fujinets, will that help change your mind?

    When esp32 boards are back in stock I can make them for you, but as of now I have no plans to produce them. In person they are more difficult to eject than the push/pull socket. This could be discussed in hardware thread if you want to "change my mind".

     

    21 hours ago, Kyle22 said:

    With a better (preferably) WiFi Antenna connector and actual external little gold co-ax connector, w/ a little 3" antenna.

    Like this? :D 

    FujiTenna.thumb.jpg.794a2c7080a9103f262fa4a6fd18a830.jpg

    I made this as a joke a long time ago, it's not a real thing. A FujiNet with external antenna port could be made, but we've heard very few reports of wifi signal problems. Could be the same PCB but use the esp32 module with ipex connector and newly designed case to fit the external antenna connector. This can also be discussed more in another thread if you want.


  9. I will be attending VCFMW 2021 September 11-12 and @tschak909 will be there as well. We don't have a table or presentation but will be around. I'll be the tall guy with long hair wearing a FujiNet T-Shirt, can't miss me ;) 

     

    With me will be some new hardware for showing off:

    • Latest v1.6 FujiNet with better SIO receptacle pins
    • v1.6 FujiNet with push/push Micro SD Card socket (failure IMO, "change my mind")
    • SIO Breakout board v2.2 using FujiNet connectors

     

    I will be donating a v1.6 FujiNet + care package to the VCFMW Auction so bring your wallet :D 

     

    Suburban Chicago ATarians group will be there and I suspect the new hardware end up at their table where it can actually be used

     

    Would be great to meet anyone who can attend, post here if you will be there!

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  10. This is the latest SIO Breakout Board I've designed with FujiNet style connectors. I've posted in some other threads about it but figured I should put it here in it's own thread. The idea came originally during development of FujiNet when we needed to hookup a logic analyzer to watch the signals. After many suggestions and several versions later, this is what I've come up with. It uses 3D printed FujiNet style connectors and thus the board is on a vertical plane with a 3D printed case to hold it all together. There is a 13 pin 2.54mm header on the top for external connection to your equipment of choice. Optionally, there are pads for a Through Hole and/or SMD 0805 capacitor connected to the 5V power rail and ground. This design uses new longer / thicker receptacle pins which fit SIO plugs better than the currently available FujiNet hardware (these pins will be in the next FujiNet hardware release too).

     

    The board can be assembled in two ways:

    • Plug and Receptacle: plug for connecting to any SIO receptacle and a receptacle for connecting your SIO cable
    • Dual Receptacle: requires use of 2 SIO cables for pass through. Also doubles as a cable extender / coupler

     

    Assembled board rear side with capacitors. Left is Dual Receptacle with SMD cap, right is Plug & Receptacle with Thru Hole cap.

    SIO_Breakout_v2.2_Board_Both_Rear.thumb.jpg.327d0ec0b54fbec70dcc618751abdc03.jpg

    Assembled board front side. Left is Dual Receptacle, right is Plug & Receptacle.

    SIO_Breakout_v2.2_Board_Both_Front.thumb.jpg.bfc78d795645ae58ba2a2725706dbf5b.jpg

    Assembled case front side. Left is Dual Receptacle, right is Plug & Receptacle.

    SIO_Breakout_v2.2_Case_Both_Front.thumb.jpg.aeef3cdf7f43db5503790b56a13b5b85.jpg

    Assembled case rear side. Left is Dual Receptacle, right is Plug & Receptacle.

    SIO_Breakout_v2.2_Case_Both_Rear.thumb.jpg.5d310fc0651afb24b2fde10fd1c35c30.jpg

     

    Since this a derivative work of the FujiNet connector design I will be following the open-source hardware license and releasing all design files at some point in the near future. I would like feedback from users before that happens so any changes or fixes can be made first. They will be put up on the FujiNet github when released.

     

    I will be attending VCFMW 2021 this year (as long as covid doesn't crash the party) and will have one of each with me if anyone wants to see them. I'll be the tall dude with long hair wearing a FujiNet T-Shirt ;) Five boards are up for sale on fujinet.online and I added a free pickup at VCFMW shipping for all items if you will be there.

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  11. 16 hours ago, chevymad said:

    Reflashed the fujinet. Still won't remember the network. I have to select and reenter my password at every coldboot. Anything else I can do?

    Please capture debug output using the fujinet flasher (or a serial term of your choice) of attempting bootup and wifi connection. 

     

    It may be that your configuration file is corrupted and you can wipe that by holding the B button on Fujinet when you power up the fujinet. Also delete the fnconfig.ini from sd card first.

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  12. On 8/30/2021 at 2:48 PM, Wrathchild said:

    Still curious if anyone has booted those ATRs via fujinet yet as only 1 download each?

    I can try it and report back.

    1 hour ago, twh/f2 said:

    I really would like to test. But please . can somebody give me instructions how I could repalce the fujinet bootloader

    You could test by attempting to boot the two ATR files posted above and report what happens with each. This does not require changing the FujiNet XEX bootloader at all.

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  13. 27 minutes ago, mutterminder said:

    Does this work with hardware version 1.0?  I have updated to the latest firmware, but cassettes don't seem to load.

    CAS loading works on all hardware versions. v1.0 required an extra resistor for automatic playback (via MOTOR line) which should be on most units sold (afaik, only my first batch of 50 lack the resistor). Without the resistor you need to set B button to enable playback (in web ui) and the FujiNet B button starts cassette playback:

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  14. 4 hours ago, irich2 said:

     

    When it comes time in a year or two or three to design a "FujiNet 2.0", please consider adding ethernet ability to it.  Whether that means adding more pins, using an ESP32 that does have a USB host (but is fully backward compatible with the one you're using now), or by some other method not thought of at this time.  In fact that could be your selling point for the 2.x series FujiNet: ethernet (hard-wire) capability.  It would probably be implemented through some sort of custom cable dongle, which would have either a USB-based or some other small connection to the FujiNet on one end, and an RJ-45 socket on the other end.

     

    I understand that ethernet is a no-go for all series 1.x FujiNets.  But please please consider adding that feature to the 2.x series FujiNets.

    I will not be making or even considering an ethernet based esp32 FujiNet, ever. There are simply not enough pins and most of the world is quite ok with wireless networking. Someone else can try to do it and make the proper firmware for it, I wish them luck.


  15. 7 hours ago, tschak909 said:

    I would say something wrong with the FujiNet hardware

    I wouldn't say that just yet. Is there no more detailed error messaging for tnfs mounting?

    7 hours ago, IndyJones1023 said:

    I just tried Boulder Dash I fromfujinet.pl and it rebooted to the Memo Pad screen.

    Try an ATR image from fujinet.online


  16. 58 minutes ago, BillC said:

    How would that work? Male and female connectors have mirrored pinouts.

    Notice in the pictures above, the 'front' receptacle is up side down. This makes the pins match up between the 2 receptacles.

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  17. After seeing this thread yesterday, I finally assembled a dual receptacle breakout board that I mentioned here a while back. Boards arrived early August but been very busy. This is similar to the FujiNet connectors but using new bigger better pins. The board also supports having a plug on the 'front' instead of dual receptacle.

     

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