WiFi232: An Internet Hayes Modem for your Retro Computer

Serial-to-telnet dongles have long existed, but flavoring it with Hayes AT commands and emulating RING is adorable.

I envy them their success in getting hardware flow control working.

Also it supports botnets, to which your Apple ][ might otherwise have been regrettably immune! "Over-the-air firmware updates. [...] No password protection of web server configuration."

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2 Responses:

  1. David Konerding says:

    One of the nicest things about the ESP8266 family (I think that's the chip in the middle of the board) is that it's AT-programmable. I mean, you can make an outgoing TCP connection using AT commands. This is great, because it means all of my previous learning using modems translates to the modern web era.

    I did almost manage to get zork running on one of them. Boy, not having virtual memory is a pain.

  2. James says:

    Please be advised: The Dactyl-ManuForm Keyboard: a fork of the Dactyl, a parameterized, split-hand, concave, columnar, ergonomic keyboard.

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