[Coco] Drivewire & Bluetooth

Richard E Crislip rcrislip at neo.rr.com
Tue Dec 23 04:26:23 EST 2014

On Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:59:52 -0500
Aaron Wolfe <aawolfe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Dec 22, 2014 10:17 PM, "Robert Hermanek" <rhermanek at centurytel.net>
> wrote:
> >
> > Well, I think he's saying you do it through rs-232 as per normal,
> > but
> because nowadays you can plug pretty much any kind of converter in
> there, your coco can be anywhere.  Tired of bluetooth?  Why not put
> your coco directly on wi-fi?  (found this link on amazon, have never
> tried such a thing, but I bet it works)
> >
> >
> http://www.amazon.com/Keynice-Ethernet-Intelligent-Communication-Wireless/dp/B00JTUVA0G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419304435&sr=8-1&keywords=rs232+wifi
> >
> Yep, thats what I was trying to say :)
> That device might work.  Well, it should absolutely work but my
> experience has been that sometimes these types of things require
> client software that turns things back into a serial port on the
> server and that can be wonky.
> If the device allows straight TCP connections directly to it, should
> be fine as DW already works with tcp.  If it makes you pretend its a
> local serial port by running client software that presents a virtual
> serial port on a PC... Maybe.  I have a fancy terminal server with 32
> serial ports that works over IP but you have to use it's weird client
> and talk to them as serial ports on the server side.  Its unreliable
> at best, whereas a cheaper 8 port digi term server here that allows
> direct "telnet" (really just raw TCP to/from the serial port) works
> great.  You can even use the console and/or aux port on an old Cisco
> router if you have one of those laying around, a couple lines in the
> config turns one into a serial <-> IP convertor and I've tested that
> with DW, works fine.

Hi Aaron, Are you using two of those devices? One on the CoCo and the
other on the PC? TIA

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