[vcf-midatlantic] CHIP, was Re: WiFi RS-232 Internet Modem
b4 at gewt.net
Mon Jun 19 17:41:57 EDT 2017
Mine bricked in a firmware upgrader crash. :(
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 19, 2017, at 14:40, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>> Most annoyingly, the CHIP has been unavailable for months. They're
>>> pushing the hell out of "CHIP Pro", which has little in common with
>>> CHIP, but what I (personally) want is more CHIPs. I have a bunch here,
>>> I use them for all sorts of things. They keep saying it'll be back, but
>>> it keeps not coming back. Very, very annoyed.
> I have two that I keep busy.
>> Especially considering I ordered a replacement months ago!
>> Cory Smelosky
>> b4 at gewt.net
> Before you give up on yours, make sure you have a powerful milliamp power
> supply, they eat a lot of juice and you may find yours conks out when going
> into GUI mode if you don't have enough power. I use mine headless to
> attach to terminals with simH and/or as a "modem" kind of like the
> WIFIrs232. Another very reasonable replacement for the WIFI232 is a Rasp
> Pi Zero. I have about five of these I use for many things including a
> network device for terminals.
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