WiFi232

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Grant Taylor

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Jun 18, 2021, 3:03:09 AMJun 18
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Paul,

Are you aware of the WiFi232?

I would never have described the WiFi232 anything like you're describing
your modem, especially the EBCDIC part. But I can see how someone
/might/ describe the WiFi232 like you are describing your ""modem.
Especially if they weren't aware of the WiFi232.

TL;DR: The WiFi232 is a serial device that pretends to be a modem and
interprets standard Hays commands to establish a connection to a remote
Internet connected system converting the connection to serial data.

Ostensibly the WiFi232 is meant to appear to be a modem for and to a
retro computer while actually being a contemporary 802.11 WiFi client to
establish Internet connections.

The WiFi232 also happens to be a little bit larger than a small match
box. It's definitely smaller than a large match box.

The WiFi232 is also a full (low power) computer and significantly
smarter and more capable than a lowly modem that it pretends to be.



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Jun 18, 2021, 3:25:56 AMJun 18
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On Friday, June 18, 2021 at 5:03:09 PM UTC+10, Grant Taylor wrote:

> Are you aware of the WiFi232?

No I wasn't. Thanks. I'm not very familiar with hardware.
Actually, I'm not very familiar with anything really. Except
maybe the C90 rules and how they can be implemented
on some disparate computer architectures.

> I would never have described the WiFi232 anything like you're describing
> your modem, especially the EBCDIC part. But I can see how someone
> /might/ describe the WiFi232 like you are describing your ""modem.
> Especially if they weren't aware of the WiFi232.

Yes, this is the right concept.

> TL;DR: The WiFi232 is a serial device that pretends to be a modem and
> interprets standard Hays commands to establish a connection to a remote
> Internet connected system converting the connection to serial data.
>
> Ostensibly the WiFi232 is meant to appear to be a modem for and to a
> retro computer while actually being a contemporary 802.11 WiFi client to
> establish Internet connections.
>
> The WiFi232 also happens to be a little bit larger than a small match
> box. It's definitely smaller than a large match box.
>
> The WiFi232 is also a full (low power) computer and significantly
> smarter and more capable than a lowly modem that it pretends to be.

Ok, cool, the Japanese have been very quick.

Now it just needs some tweaks. E.g. being part of the
motherboard and operating at 100 Mbps.

There is no requirement for it to be at address 2F8 or the
other one (that's the only one in my notes). It just needs
to exist at the end of INT 14H.

BFN. Paul.
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