[Coco] Dumb CoCo 3 Ethernet adapter

Mike Rowen mike at bcmr3.net
Mon Nov 8 16:51:37 EST 2010

There are RS-232 to Ethernet devices. The trick is of course writing
applications to use them. There are a lot of tiny hardware devices like the
WIZnet gateway that do this. You might be able to attain similar I/O as you
could through DriveWire, but at a probable great overhead to the CoCo. I've
even thought that a BeagleBoard with onboard Linux and DW4 compiled, might
be a decent solution that would be in a tiny footprint. However, the more
elaborate you get, the more the cost rises. Fun, you bet! Practical, not so
much. :)


On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 4:31 PM, Darren A <mechacoco at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/8/10, tim lindner wrote:
> >
> > Would an dumb ethernet adapter be possible?
> >
> > <snip>
> >
> > The device I am describing has no packet buffering. This is to keep it
> > simple. So simple maybe even I could build it with my point-to-point
> > soldering skills.
> >
> ---
> With no packet buffering, the CoCo couldn't handle the 10 Mbps data
> rate.  Not even close.
> Darren
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