So there's plenty of info online on how to turn an ESP8266 module into a wifi modem for a C64, but I can't find any such info for a PC.
Does anyone know how to? Any links? i'm tired of googling for it.
I do not want to get Paul Rickard's Wifi Modem if I can build my own like people do for C64. it's much cheaper! And also more fun to do your own stuff 😀
All the info I find is on how to connect it to a RS-232 to USB bridge, but not to an actual serial port.
I'm not super tech savvy, but I don't think I need the null modem adapter/cable since I'm going to be plugging it directly into my 9-pin serial port. We shall see tomorrow when the stuff arrives from Amazon.
I even managed to connect to a BBS using it, via PuTTY in Serial mode while connected to my main PC via USB. But it doesn't seem to be working on my Pentium II via Serial so maybe it IS the TTL adapter.
The one I have looks exactly like the one in the guide I linked above.
Seems like I am talking to myself here but I don't care, in case anyone lands on this issue again in the future, I figured out what was going on, and it was thanks to matze79 again. In his thread about an ISA-based ESP8266 modem, he said:
On my MAX2323 Module the RX/TX Pins are already crossover (RX = TX, TX = RX) which i found pretty annonying 😀 i did not excpect they name it wrong.
OK so the bits turned up early! I can dial up to a telnet session (e.g. StarWars ASCII 😀 ) but how do I dial up to just be 'online' on the Internet? I'm now thinking a Raspberry Pi might be a better choice for a PPP server? I have a few laying around.... time to do some Googling!