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29406Re: WiFi on vintage hardware

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  • Mike
    Feb 24, 2013
      SPI to WIFI is also available.

      http://www.cutedigi.com/wireless/wifi/wifi-module-with-spi-interface-to-8-bit-mcu-zg2100mc-wishield.html

      There are 6502 to SPI schematics floating around the Internet.

      Regards,
      Mike W

      --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, Mike Loewen <mloewen@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Alex and I talked about this yesterday, and he suggested I throw it out
      > to the group.
      >
      > I would like to come up with a hardware/software scheme to connect a
      > vintage computer's serial port to some sort of WiFi module which would
      > allow me to use SSH or Telnet over SSL to connect to a server. I've run
      > across several modules which do serial port to WiFi, but none of them have
      > the capability to do the SSH or Telnet/SSL part. It would also have to
      > support 802.1x (AES, EAP-TTLS, PAP). I would like to use a basic
      > terminal emulator (IMP, MEX, ext) on the vintage machine to talk to the
      > serial port.
      >
      > Another blue-sky idea would be to attach a serial-to-bluetooth module
      > to the vintage machine, pair with my Android gadget, and use some sort
      > of SSL tunnel on the Android to make the connection to the remote server.
      > Again, there are some things on Google Play that are close, but no cigar.
      >
      > Suggestions? Do any of you microcontroller wizards have something on
      > the bench?
      >
      > My boss likes to tease me about my liking for old equipment. It would
      > be fun to show up at a meeting with an Osborne Vixen, connect to my server
      > and do email and lynx.
      >
      >
      > Mike Loewen mloewen@...
      > Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
      >
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