[Coco] Fwd: IP packets on my coco
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
>> What would it take to get a cheapo ethernet transceiver hooked up? I
>> 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.
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