WiFi232 – An Internet Hayes Modem for your Retro Computer

WiFi232 Internet Modem

The WiFi232 Internet Modem is here and available in limited quantities.

The WiFi232 Internet Modem features:

  • Standard DB25 female RS-232C connector (DCE).
  • Supports 300 to 115200 baud.
  • Emulation of a Hayes modem, using standard (and non-standard) Hayes “AT” commands.
  • Storage of settings and 10 speed dial addresses in flash memory.
  • Accepts inbound connections on customizable TCP port (produces “RING” response).
  • Automatically responds with a customizable busy message when already in a call.
  • Supports Commodore PET “MCTerm” character set translation (requires custom cable, interface).
  • Hardware and software flow control supported (one direction only– retro PC can pause incoming data).
  • Hardware flow control is RTS or DTR selectable with solder jumpers.
  • DTR + DCD¬† and DTR + DSR loopback solder jumpers (RS-232C side only).
  • Over-the-air firmware updates.
  • Telnet negotiation support.
  • Built-in web server, MDNS support, and WiFi access point for easy configuration.
  • Powered by a USB mini jack or solder terminals for your own power source.
  • A PDF manual.

The WiFi232 Internet Modem lacks:

  • Support is lacking for DCD (data carrier detect) and RI (ring indicator).
  • No password protection of web server configuration (but can be disabled completely).

Price & Shipping:

Available as a kit ($30) or fully assembled ($45). USPS First Class shipping to USA is $3 tracked (non-insured). USPS First Class International everywhere else for $15 tracked (non-insured). Payments via PayPal. Order below.

Kits include a bare board with all loose parts for you to assemble yourself. All parts are through-hole EXCEPT two SMD parts (a USB mini jack and a SOT-223 voltage regulator).

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Limited supply of assembled units available now and shipping in 1 week! Limit one per customer please. Kits available again soon.


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WiFi232 Internet Modem Manual (.PDF)


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The list of verified, compatible computers:

  • Atari Portfolio (with serial interface and 9 to 25 pin serial adapter)
  • Tandy TRS-80 Model 102 (with 25 pin gender changer)
  • Apple IIgs (with mini DIN to 25 pin serial cable)
  • Atari 800XL (with Atari 850 serial interface and appropriate cable)
  • Amiga 2000
  • Amiga 1200
  • Macintosh SE
  • Macintosh SE/30

 

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WiFi232 Internet Modems