[vcf-midatlantic] CHIP, was Re: WiFi RS-232 Internet Modem

Cory Smelosky 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.
> 
> BIll




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