[Coco] IP packets on my coco
dave at davebiz.com
Mon Jun 6 15:41:25 EDT 2016
For the time being, I don't know about the rest of you but I'll be
content with writing some programs under DECB that can use the ESP8266
for transferring files, perhaps reading emails, or other basic
communications task. The first thing I will do with it is find a way to
LOAD/SAVE programs from a private server. If I can modify DECB's
CSAVE(M) and CLOAD(M) commands to save and load from a server I will be
On 6/6/2016 2:20 PM, Salvador Garcia via Coco wrote:
> "...Wifi module may be a little restrictive as far as doing full-blown networking..."
> Are the restrictions more to do with the implementation of the CoCo on the FPGA, the DE1 hardware, or the ESP8266 itself?
> Thanks! Salvador
> From: Dave Philipsen <dave at davebiz.com>
> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Sent: Monday, June 6, 2016 12:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [Coco] IP packets on my coco
> Gary is working on the support for the Wifi module as we speak. In
> fact, he already has some support in his latest test build. As Brett
> has already pointed out, the Wifi module may be a little restrictive as
> far as doing full-blown networking but it will certainly be handy in a
> general way for doing the most common things like telnet, ftp, email,
> http, etc.
> The ESP8266 wifi module is also end user programmable so there's always
> the option of creating a custom version.
> I'm thinking that any sort of serial-to-ethernet module is going to have
> some restrictions (if for nothing else, the bottleneck of squeezing a
> lot of data through a standard serial port) as opposed to a 'real'
> ethernet interface. Although Gary's plans are for a huge FIFO on the
> Wifi interface which would be very helpful.
> Some months ago I successfully transferred a file from a PC to a DE-1
> board using the wifi module. The DE-1 board was not running CoCo3FPGA
> but it was a 6809-based computer.
> On 6/6/2016 11:55 AM, Salvador Garcia via Coco wrote:
>> Would the CoCo3 FPGA analog board's Wifi module be of help here?
>> From: Zippster <zippster278 at gmail.com>
>> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>> Sent: Monday, June 6, 2016 9:28 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Coco] IP packets on my coco
>> An Ethernet add on could be done with the expansion port option on the new
>> analog boards as well. Or a multi-com port daughterboard of some kind, depending
>> on what would be most desirable. We have eight GPIOs on the FPGA to work with
>> on the expansion port. Just a thought.
>> - Ed
>>> On Jun 6, 2016, at 9:21 AM, Brett Gordon <beretta42 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Oh right. The analogue board will have an extra RS 232 port! Is there an
>>> ethernet to serial adapter that speaks just ethernet or IP on the serial
>>> Brett M Gordon
>>> On Jun 6, 2016 10:11 AM, "Mathieu Chouinard" <chouimat at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> this would be interesting
>>>> on the coco3fppga with the analog board ;)
>>>> On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 10:07 AM, Brett Gordon <beretta42 at gmail.com> 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
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