WiFi LAN ON COMMODORE 64

PC SETUP
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NOTE: CLICK ON "WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION" IKON
CLICK ON "PROPERTIES" TAB
CLICK ON "WIRELESS NETWORKS" TAB
DO NOT TICK - "USE WINDOWS TO CONFIGURE MY WIRELESS NETWORK SETTINGS !!!!"

WIFI-LAN CARD: NETGEAR WG311v3 (802.11g)
IP ADDRESS: 192.168.1.2
SUBNET MASK : 255.255.255.0
DEFAULT GATEWAY: 192.168.1.1
PORT: 1088

The Above PORT info was reported by WARPCOPY.PRG every time it
sent a D64 Image to the PC as triggered by pressing READ IMAGE on
WARPCOPY PC.

NETGEAR WG311V3 SMART WIZARD
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ENSURE THE IP ADDRESS: "192.168.1.2" IS SHOWING AND NOT "0.0.0.0"

DOS SHELL COMMANDS USED TO CHECK NETWORK CONNECTIONS
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IPCONFIG /ALL - To show all available Network Devices/PC's/C64's etc.
PING 192.168.1.1 - To Ensure a working connection existed with the C64.
WARPCOPY.PRG should display "PING REQUEST FROM 192.168.1.2"
PING 192.168.1.2 - To Ensure a working connection existed with the PC-WIFI-CARD.
"F8"KEY - To Send commands during testing, without having to re-type.


WARPCOPY SETUP
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IP ADDRESS: 192.168.1.1


C64 SETUP
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LAN CARD:FB-NET
WIFI-ROUTER: NETGEAR RANGEMAX
IP ADDRESS: 192.168.1.1

C64 FB-NET Cartridge connects with BLUE "CAT-5" LAN cable
to ORANGE "ETHERNET" Port on"Netgear Rangemax Router - WNR834B v2"

 

LINKS:

Ethernet on the C64 - All you need to know & More !!

Contiki - GUI and OS for C64 with Ethernet Compatibility

It all started one day when I was chatting with Fotios, the maker of the FB-NET Cartridge . I asked him if it is possible to WiFi the FB-NET so I could avoid running LAN Cables all over the house. He said it should be possible, so I grabbed a spare WiFi Router I had lying around and connected it directly to my FB-NET Cartridge . After a little trial an error, it was all up and running and I was able to use WARPCOPY with great ease.

The Router was already setup with IP ADDRESS: 192.168.1.1 , so it was just a matter of :-

(1) Making sure the PC could see the Wireless Router at this address,

(2) Make sure the PC had a different IP ADDRESS: 192.168.1.2

and then (3) Setting WARPCOPY to use IP ADDRESS: 192.168.1.1

The Vortex, 16-03-2010

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