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Posting from a real VIC-20 [message #26088] Sat, 24 November 2012 11:38 Go to next message
Hitfan is currently offline  Hitfan
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Hello All,

I recently obtained a
Comet64 modem and now
I can access my home
network and even the
internet with it.

Cheers,
Hitfan
--- Synchronet 3.15a-Win32 NewsLink 1.85
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Re: Posting from a real VIC-20 [message #26101 is a reply to message #26088] Sat, 24 November 2012 19:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bill Garber is currently offline  Bill Garber
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"Hitfan" <hitfan@bluelobster.dyndns.org.remove-qry-this> wrote in
message news:50B0F812.24563.usenet_8@bluelobster.dyndns.org...
> Hello All,

>

> I recently obtained a Comet64 modem and now I can

> access my home network and even the internet with it.

>

> Cheers,

> Hitfan



That's great, Hitfan, but it is also the old way. Does the C64 ethernet
device work with the Vic20? It would be cool if you could do it with
that. I have an Apple IIgs on the network with a card that contains
a CS8900a, and a Wifi adapter, so it's also wireless. 8o)

Bill Garber
http://www.sepa-electronics.com/
Re: Posting from a real VIC-20 [message #26130 is a reply to message #26101] Sat, 24 November 2012 20:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jbones is currently offline  jbones
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That's awesome.. I have a vic 20 i never tried to power up.. Bout to give it a shot this weekend...
Re: Posting from a real VIC-20 [message #26132 is a reply to message #26101] Sat, 24 November 2012 21:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RobertB is currently offline  RobertB
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On Saturday, November 24, 2012 4:26:51 PM UTC-8, Bill Garber wrote:

> Does the C64 ethernet

> device work with the Vic20? It would be cool if you could do it with

> that.


Yes. For more information, see

http://sleepingelephant.com/ipw-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.ph p?t=5975&start=15

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
http://videocam.net.au/fcug
Re: Posting from a real VIC-20 [message #26133 is a reply to message #26101] Sat, 24 November 2012 21:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Andreas Kohlbach is currently offline  Andreas Kohlbach
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Bill Garber wrote on 24. November 2012:
>

> "Hitfan" <hitfan@bluelobster.dyndns.org.remove-qry-this> wrote in

> message news:50B0F812.24563.usenet_8@bluelobster.dyndns.org...

>> Hello All,

>>

>> I recently obtained a Comet64 modem and now I can access my home

>> network and even the internet with it.

>

> That's great, Hitfan, but it is also the old way. Does the C64

> ethernet device work with the Vic20? It would be cool if you could do

> it with that. I have an Apple IIgs on the network with a card that

> contains a CS8900a, and a Wifi adapter, so it's also wireless. 8o)


C64 Ethernet?

Anyway, there was a guy in a newsgroup once using a C128 via FIDO to
post. At least he claimed it and I believe it was true.
--
Andreas
My Commodore 64 classic game music page at
http://www.ankman.de/commodore-64-sid-music/
Re: Posting from a real VIC-20 [message #26158 is a reply to message #26101] Sun, 25 November 2012 06:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dott.Piergiorgio is currently offline  dott.Piergiorgio
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Il 25/11/2012 01:27, Bill Garber ha scritto:
>

> "Hitfan" <hitfan@bluelobster.dyndns.org.remove-qry-this> wrote in

> message news:50B0F812.24563.usenet_8@bluelobster.dyndns.org...

>> Hello All,

>> I recently obtained a Comet64 modem and now I can access my home

>> network and even the internet with it.

>> Cheers, Hitfan

>

>

> That's great, Hitfan, but it is also the old way. Does the C64 ethernet

> device work with the Vic20? It would be cool if you could do it with

> that. I have an Apple IIgs on the network with a card that contains a

> CS8900a, and a Wifi adapter, so it's also wireless. 8o)


ISTR that someone in past has even put online a C64 as www server (!)
but don't know if this feat is actually feasible on a fully-expanded VIC....

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.
Re: Posting from a real VIC-20 [message #26261 is a reply to message #26101] Sun, 25 November 2012 17:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Clocky is currently offline  Clocky
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Bill Garber wrote:
> "Hitfan" <hitfan@bluelobster.dyndns.org.remove-qry-this> wrote in

> message news:50B0F812.24563.usenet_8@bluelobster.dyndns.org...

>> Hello All,

>>

>> I recently obtained a Comet64 modem and now I can

>> access my home network and even the internet with it.

>>

>> Cheers,

>> Hitfan

>

>

> That's great, Hitfan, but it is also the old way. Does the C64

> ethernet device work with the Vic20? It would be cool if you could

> do it with that. I have an Apple IIgs on the network with a card

> that contains a CS8900a, and a Wifi adapter, so it's also wireless. 8o)

>

> Bill Garber

> http://www.sepa-electronics.com/


I've used a 4K Tandy TRS-80 MC-10 to talk in IRC #c64friends and basically
anything else that can run as a terminal.

http://users.on.net/~clockmeister/MC-10/MC-10_setup.jpg

http://users.on.net/~clockmeister/MC-10/MC-10_on_IRC.jpg
Re: Posting from a real VIC-20 [message #26284 is a reply to message #26101] Sun, 25 November 2012 10:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hitfan is currently offline  Hitfan
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Re: Re: Posting from a real VIC-20
By: Bill Garber to comp.sys.cbm on Sat Nov 24 2012 07:27 pm

> From Newsgroup: comp.sys.cbm
>
>
> "Hitfan" <hitfan@bluelobster.dyndns.org.remove-qry-this> wrote in
> message news:50B0F812.24563.usenet_8@bluelobster.dyndns.org...
> > Hello All,
> >
> > I recently obtained a Comet64 modem and now I can
> > access my home network and even the internet with it.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Hitfan
>
>
> That's great, Hitfan, but it is also the old way. Does the C64 ethernet
> device work with the Vic20? It would be cool if you could do it with
> that. I have an Apple IIgs on the network with a card that contains
> a CS8900a, and a Wifi adapter, so it's also wireless. 8o)
>
> Bill Garber
> http://www.sepa-electronics.com/
>
>
> --- Synchronet 3.15a-Win32 NewsLink 1.85

Yes, the Comet64 works with both the C64 and the VIC-20. In fact, I am also
connected wirelessly to the internet on my VIC-20 with a special wireless
ethernet bridge adapter.

--- Synchronet 3.15a-Win32 NewsLink 1.85
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Re: Posting from a real VIC-20 [message #26285 is a reply to message #26132] Sun, 25 November 2012 10:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hitfan is currently offline  Hitfan
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Re: Re: Posting from a real VIC-20
By: rbernardo to comp.sys.cbm on Sat Nov 24 2012 06:37 pm

> From Newsgroup: comp.sys.cbm
>
> On Saturday, November 24, 2012 4:26:51 PM UTC-8, Bill Garber wrote:
>
> > Does the C64 ethernet
> > device work with the Vic20? It would be cool if you could do it with
> > that.
>
> Yes. For more information, see
>
> http://sleepingelephant.com/ipw-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.ph p?t=5975&start=1
>
> Truly,
> Robert Bernardo
> Fresno Commodore User Group
> http://videocam.net.au/fcug
> --- Synchronet 3.15a-Win32 NewsLink 1.85

Thank you for posting the link. I actually posted a screenshot of my post
there on the forum in 22 column mode. Right now, while I'm still posting from
my VIC-20, I am doing so in 80/2 column mode with Craig Bruce's excellent
Mighty Term.

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Re: Posting from a real VIC-20 [message #26286 is a reply to message #26133] Sun, 25 November 2012 10:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hitfan is currently offline  Hitfan
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Re: Re: Posting from a real VIC-20
By: Andreas Kohlbach to comp.sys.cbm on Sat Nov 24 2012 09:48 pm

> From Newsgroup: comp.sys.cbm
>
> Bill Garber wrote on 24. November 2012:
> >
> > "Hitfan" <hitfan@bluelobster.dyndns.org.remove-qry-this> wrote in
> > message news:50B0F812.24563.usenet_8@bluelobster.dyndns.org...
> >> Hello All,
> >>
> >> I recently obtained a Comet64 modem and now I can access my home
> >> network and even the internet with it.
> >
> > That's great, Hitfan, but it is also the old way. Does the C64
> > ethernet device work with the Vic20? It would be cool if you could do
> > it with that. I have an Apple IIgs on the network with a card that
> > contains a CS8900a, and a Wifi adapter, so it's also wireless. 8o)
>
> C64 Ethernet?
>
> Anyway, there was a guy in a newsgroup once using a C128 via FIDO to
> post. At least he claimed it and I believe it was true.
> --
> Andreas
> My Commodore 64 classic game music page at
> http://www.ankman.de/commodore-64-sid-music/
> --- Synchronet 3.15a-Win32 NewsLink 1.85

While I am using a telnet BBS service to post here from my VIC-20, I imagine
that if I had a lot of free time I would write a simple USENET reader to
post here. It's just a matter of telnetting to port 110 of your ISP's news
server and then running the appropriate commands. At least I think that's
how it works.

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Re: Posting from a real VIC-20 [message #26287 is a reply to message #26284] Sun, 25 November 2012 22:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Clocky is currently offline  Clocky
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Hitfan wrote:
> Re: Re: Posting from a real VIC-20

> By: Bill Garber to comp.sys.cbm on Sat Nov 24 2012 07:27 pm

>

>> From Newsgroup: comp.sys.cbm

>>

>>

>> "Hitfan" <hitfan@bluelobster.dyndns.org.remove-qry-this> wrote in

>> message news:50B0F812.24563.usenet_8@bluelobster.dyndns.org...

>>> Hello All,

>>>

>>> I recently obtained a Comet64 modem and now I can

>>> access my home network and even the internet with it.

>>>

>>> Cheers,

>>> Hitfan

>>

>>

>> That's great, Hitfan, but it is also the old way. Does the C64

>> ethernet device work with the Vic20? It would be cool if you could

>> do it with that. I have an Apple IIgs on the network with a card

>> that contains

>> a CS8900a, and a Wifi adapter, so it's also wireless. 8o)

>>

>> Bill Garber

>> http://www.sepa-electronics.com/

>>

>>

>> --- Synchronet 3.15a-Win32 NewsLink 1.85

>

> Yes, the Comet64 works with both the C64 and the VIC-20. In fact, I

> am also connected wirelessly to the internet on my VIC-20 with a

> special wireless ethernet bridge adapter.


Cool device that!
Re: Posting from a real VIC-20 [message #26299 is a reply to message #26088] Mon, 26 November 2012 01:44 Go to previous message
nyder is currently offline  nyder
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http://retro.hackaday.com/

Connect up to that link from your old computers and take a picture, send it in for bragging rights.

While a C64 is on the list, I don't recall seeing a vic-20 on it.

you can probably use the code the C64 person used to display it on his computer, source is there.





On Saturday, November 24, 2012 8:38:42 AM UTC-8, Hitfan wrote:
> Hello All,

>

>

>

> I recently obtained a

>

> Comet64 modem and now

>

> I can access my home

>

> network and even the

>

> internet with it.

>

>

>

> Cheers,

>

> Hitfan

>

> --- Synchronet 3.15a-Win32 NewsLink 1.85

>

> * Blue Lobster BBS - Lexington, KY - telnet://bluelobster.dyndns.org

>

>

>

> --- news://freenews.netfront.net/ - complaints: news@netfront.net ---
Re: Posting from a real VIC-20 [message #327997 is a reply to message #26158] Sun, 25 November 2012 07:21 Go to previous message
Chris Baird is currently offline  Chris Baird
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> ISTR that someone in past has even put online a C64 as www server (!)
> but don't know if this feat is actually feasible on a fully-expanded
> VIC....

Sheesh, first result on Google:
http://mycorner.no-ip.org/6502/vic20/network/index.html

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