Subject: Re: networking dreamcasts
To: None <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: port-dreamcast
Date: 11/28/2001 10:33:21
On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 10:01:11AM -0800, Mike F Miller wrote:
> So... I started thinking that there might be a way to build
> a unidirectional serial ring network. Which really wouldn't
> be too hard to build or write drivers for. But I'm guessing
> that somebody had to have thought of this before for connecting
> many machines in a *very* cheep manner. It would be a bit
> 'brittle' and require that all the dreamcasts be on at all
> times (or have hardware to automatically drop them out of the
> loop when turned off).
> Anyway, am I totally out to lunch or have people seen stuff
> like this before somewhere?

I think Marcus mentioned that the controller bus (maple?) can
do up to 2Mbit/s.  What about building a "hub" to interconnect
Dreamcasts via the controller ports?  

Actually the serial port on the back can run at high rates also
if you aren't trying to do RS232.