[Coco] Fwd: IP packets on my coco

Dave Philipsen dave at davebiz.com
Mon Jun 6 13:44:04 EDT 2016


That's a great idea.  I could see an expansion board with a RJ45 NIC as 
well as a Wifi module (ESP8266).  I think the important thing would be 
to collaborate with Gary so that software written to support it could 
run on either a real CoCo3 or the CoCo3FPGA.


On 6/6/2016 12:22 PM, RETRO Innovations wrote:
> On 6/6/2016 9:07 AM, Brett Gordon wrote:
>> If we have an actual IP/TCP stack:  Does this open new hardware
>> opportunities?  I think the uIP stack will work with arp and ethernet 
>> too.
>> What would it take to get a cheapo ethernet transceiver hooked up?  I 
>> guess
>> maybe just a reliable interrupt capable rs232 is well enough?
>> Brett M Gordon
> As the manufacturer of a NIC for the Commodore 64, if there is enough 
> interest and can be support beyond Fuzix, I am happy to port the 
> cs8900a or the rtl8019 to the Coco.  I'd recommend the rtl8019, as it 
> has Interrupt capabilities, but can do either one.
> Both are wired options, though.  If Wireless, then I'd recommend the 
> esp8266, which I am already working on (and I think it's the same wifi 
> on the Coco3FPGA), but it operates differently, containing it's own 
> lwip stack on board.
> Jim

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