Subject: Re: networking dreamcasts
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Drew P. Vogel <>
List: port-dreamcast
Date: 11/29/2001 10:48:21
I forget where it was, but I started surfing at the NetBSD/dc links page
and ended up looking and a diagram of the dc internals. I believe it
showed each controller to have 256 kbit/s throughput.

--Drew Vogel

On Wed, 28 Nov 2001, Andrew Gillham wrote:

>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.