• Retro wifi - Wyse WY-55 Terminal

    From Alek@VERT/AMSTRAD to All on Thu Aug 13 18:51:40 2020
    Hello everyone,

    I'm wondering if anyone will be able to assist me. I have in my possession an Amber Phospher Wyse
    WY-55 Terminal unit, I've attempted to connect it to the Simulant Wifi Modem but it doesn't work.

    If anyone has any ideas on what I can do?

    I've already changed the settings in the terminal to 1200 baud, but it doesn't do anything. If I
    increase the baud, I get a different combination of random letters and special charectors pop up
    when the modem is powered on, but nothing useful.

    Perhaps there's something I'm missing here.

    Thanks,

    Alek

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  • From HSM@VERT/FREESPEA to Alek on Fri Aug 14 07:02:00 2020
    On 13 Aug 2020, Alek said the following...

    Hello everyone,
    I'm wondering if anyone will be able to assist me. I have in my possession Amber Phospher Wyse
    WY-55 Terminal unit, I've attempted to connect it to the Simulant Wifi Mod but it doesn't work.

    If anyone has any ideas on what I can do?

    I've already changed the settings in the terminal to 1200 baud, but it doe do anything. If I
    increase the baud, I get a different combination of random letters and spe charectors pop up
    when the modem is powered on, but nothing useful.

    Perhaps there's something I'm missing here.

    Got a mainframe handy? This is a dumb terminal and does nothing on it's own. The baud rate is the speed it communicates to the system its attached. You could try to connect it to a linux box to see it work.

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  • From Dr. What@VERT/DMINE to Alek on Fri Aug 14 12:19:00 2020
    Alek wrote to All <=-

    Hello everyone,

    I'm wondering if anyone will be able to assist me. I have in my
    possession an Amber Phospher Wyse WY-55 Terminal unit, I've attempted
    to connect it to the Simulant Wifi Modem but it doesn't work.

    If anyone has any ideas on what I can do?

    I've already changed the settings in the terminal to 1200 baud, but it doesn't do anything. If I increase the baud, I get a different
    combination of random letters and special charectors pop up when the
    modem is powered on, but nothing useful.

    Perhaps there's something I'm missing here.

    What's your Wifi modem set for? They are usually set for 300 BPS as default.

    I have a VT320 that I use in a similar way.

    When I tried it with my WiModem232 (https://www.cbmstuff.com/proddetail.php?prod=WiModem232OLED), I could not get it to work. I finally gave up. It's strange because that worked with every vintage computer that I owned.

    All the vintage computers used a straight through serial cable (sometimes 25-25, sometimes 25-9 pin). I did try the null modem cable - just to verify but no go.

    I decided I needed another wifi modem, so I picked this one up (https://www.tindie.com/products/theoldnet/serial-wifi-modem-for-vintage-computers/).
    This one worked with my VT320 right out of the box.

    Now, this one was a little strange. I had my VT320 hooked up to my Raspberry PI 0 with an RS-232 HAT. So I needed to use a null modem cable. But that same cable worked with the second wifi modem.


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