Subject: Re: networking dreamcasts
To: None <>
From: Drew P. Vogel <>
List: port-dreamcast
Date: 11/29/2001 10:46:25
Why not just buy a serial card? It's not like there is a use for more than
~4 dreamcasts.

--Drew Vogel

On Wed, 28 Nov 2001, Mike F Miller wrote:

>Well, with the recent price drop, I went ahead and got a
>Dreamcast and even got a Unix-like clone running on it :-)
>Now to me, a computer not connected to a network isn't very
>useful, and I'm not quite willing to shell out $100+ for the
>broadband adapter on Ebay when I bought the machine for $40.
>Naturally, I can do a RS-232 PPP connection, but that would
>tie up a serial port on my server for every dreamcast that I
>wanted to install.
>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?
> - Mike Miller