The ‘Simple’ Wifi Modem is a device that connects a computer with an RS232 serial port to a telnet BBS.Designed by HAL's friends, Ships from Italy
The ‘Simple’ Wifi Modem is a device that connects a computer with an RS232 serial port to a telnet BBS. It does not use an analog phone line but internet through a wifi connection. It behaves like ...Read More…
The ‘Simple’ Wifi Modem is a device that connects a computer with an RS232 serial port to a telnet BBS. It does not use an analog phone line but internet through a wifi connection. It behaves like a Hayes dial-up modem, and it is designed and built for old computers; I use it with my first computer ever (still working!): a Sinclair Zx Spectrum and, being myself a retro-collector, also with a lot of other different machines.
My idea was to create a device with the same look and feel of a real modem: a lot of big, flashing, red LEDs and only a few SMD components.
Emulation of a Hayes modem
DB25 serial connector (optional external port)
Uses 5v micro USB cable port for power (USB cable not included)
LEDs for status, as in old modems
Hardware flow control (partial implementation)
Its design is open source and you can find all the schematics and full instructions in the Source Code link below.
The software installed is a fork of Zimodem written by Bo Zimmerman.
It has just been modified to support this device.
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in the '80s i had a Fidonet node in Italy. It was an experience that literally changed my life: i've met people that today are still my best friends and learned how to manage complex systems. Thanks to that i found my first job.
Today i'm a retro-collector (https://www.museo-computer.it) , producer of video documentaries about that period (https://www.8bitgeneration.com) and recently i've designed an RS232 Wifi Modem for connecting old computers to the internet. With that device, you can connect to a telnet BBS in the same way we did with analog lines!