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Offline giZmo350

Re: I miss BBS's!!!
« Reply #60 on: March 19, 2020, 01:09:06 PM »
This is dang cool! Thanks for all your contributions to all things vintage Blake!!! I would love to get my Apple //c on a BBS however, I see that the WiFi232 device is sold out. This is the first time I been to Paul Rickards' site. Does he by chance still build these devices? Doing some googling it looks like the device may be hard to come by now. I see various things on eBay... anything you might recommend from eBay? Thanks much for the post! 

BTW, I've always been a big fan of the BYTECellar!  ;D

@amigakit - You guyz sell any WiFi232 devices?   ;)
« Last Edit: March 19, 2020, 01:19:59 PM by giZmo350 »
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Offline blakespot

Re: I miss BBS's!!!
« Reply #61 on: March 19, 2020, 05:29:31 PM »
This is dang cool! Thanks for all your contributions to all things vintage Blake!!! I would love to get my Apple //c on a BBS however, I see that the WiFi232 device is sold out. This is the first time I been to Paul Rickards' site. Does he by chance still build these devices? Doing some googling it looks like the device may be hard to come by now. I see various things on eBay... anything you might recommend from eBay? Thanks much for the post! 

BTW, I've always been a big fan of the BYTECellar!  ;D

@amigakit - You guyz sell any WiFi232 devices?   ;)

Many thanks. Glad you have enjoyed!

The //c (and some other systems I've BBSed with, like the eMate 300) is going from serial port to USB-to-serial adapter into a Raspberry Pi which serves as a bridge. You can then telnet from the Pi out to a BBS, with the //c or whatever serving as a regular UNIX serial terminal to the Pi. It's as if the //c is another Terminal / Shell window, simply. So that's one easy way to go.

Paul is no longer making WiFi232s, but I have listed a number of other devices that are being made that would fit the bill, likely.

Good luck!


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Offline giZmo350

Re: I miss BBS's!!!
« Reply #62 on: March 19, 2020, 07:45:43 PM »
Ooooops, I missed your "List of “WiFi modem” devices (probably/possibly) available today:" Thanks for the alternate suggestion Blake.   :)
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A1200: 2MB Chip, 64MB Fast, 4GBCF, GVP Typhoon 030 @40MHz w/FPU, Subway USB, EasyNet Ethernet, Indi AGA MKI, FastATA MK-IV, Internal Slim CD/DVD-RW, WB3.5

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Offline Gary McCulloch

Re: I miss BBS's!!!
« Reply #63 on: March 29, 2020, 04:13:32 PM »
There are still many sites making WiFi modems for the retro systems.  I am sure there is one out there for yours.