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I'm working on my ultimate CDTV setup, few hiccups along the way with CDROM access on TF536, but we will cross this bridge. As of right now I'm only missing and internet access, before I can finally close the lid and put it to it's place (constantly swapping SD card between PC and CDTV).

What would be the easiest way for me to have access to aminet? PC doesn't have rs232, so I guess null modem cable is out of question. Should I just buy one of these wifi dongles that connect to rs232 at the back?

Or would it make sense to buy this board and hope to get WiFi working (killing 2 birds with one stone)

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    Is there a reason you can't use one of those USB-Serial adapters? Those are what I use in concert with a null modem cable to access the serial console on things like my headless router boards. – ssokolow Oct 21 at 17:14
  • It would simply require a PC or RPI on while I'm using amiga. I think I answered my own question, WiFi modem seems ok, even though it's an overkill. – Bartek Malysz Oct 21 at 17:59
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    Usually the better option, since built-in Amiga serial port is slow, is a PLIPbox on the Parallel Port. The biggest trouble for most is getting the TCP/IP stack working on the Amiga, which is genuinely a stretch for any un-accelerated Amiga. – Brian H Oct 21 at 18:32
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What would be the easiest way for me to have access to aminet?

Serial.

PC doesn't have rs232, so I guess null modem cable is out of question.

With some USB/Serial it's easy back on. They are usually rather cheap

... and easy to hack, so some rewiring will make the nullmodem obsolete again :)

Should I just buy one of these wifi dongles that connect to rs232 at the back?

Huh? Seams like a bit of overkill.

Or would it make sense to buy this board and hope to get WiFi working (killing 2 birds with one stone)

Unless you need it, I'd rather suggest to take an approach that does exactly what needed - less ways to screw it.

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  • "easy to hack" depends. I don't know about the software side but the ones I own have an all-in-one design with everything except the USB lead and plug embedded in the moulded plastic shell of the DE-9 connector. – ssokolow Oct 21 at 18:11
  • @ssokolow Well, yes, they are not. I do have two with a box with a serial lead and a detatched DE9 - they are eary to change. – Raffzahn Oct 21 at 19:57

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