29407Re: [midatlanticretro] WiFi on vintage hardware
- Feb 24, 2013On 24/02/2013 22:17, David Gesswein wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 05:01:21PM -0500, Mike Loewen wrote:I believe that by default the serial port is set as a login prompt, but
>> 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.
>> Suggestions? Do any of you microcontroller wizards have something on
>> the bench?
> Might be doable with a Rasberry PI and USB to WIFI adapter. Run a getty
> on the serial port, log in and then SSH out. I think the serial port needs
> an external RS-232 to TTL conversion.
> I haven't actually used a PI.
it has no handshake lines. You need a level converter like this:-
and I guess a USB WiFi adaptor thats supported by the Linux on the PI,
or a WiFi Access Point that works as client. Plenty of these around I
have an EDIMAX that my sons have used to connect various bits of kit to
the house network, such as XBOX or Internet Ready TV. My PI is connected
via "HomePlugs" and runs XBMC...
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