Subject: Re: networking dreamcasts
To: Andy R <>
From: Drew P. Vogel <>
List: port-dreamcast
Date: 11/29/2001 12:38:47
The controller ports connect to the maple bus, as does the serial port on
the back. The bus itself is not limited to 256kbit/s, only each controller
port (I assume this is to prevent what we see on a USB bus, where devices
such as camera will start hogging the entire bandwidth). I do not know
what the maximum throughput of the rear serial port is off the top of my
head, but I doubt it is 2Mbit/s (for the same reason stated above).

--Drew Vogel

On Thu, 29 Nov 2001, Andy R wrote:

>--- "Drew P. Vogel" <> wrote:
>> 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.
>And the broadband adapter rides on the maple bus
>correct? So it's only good for a max of 256 kilobits?
>That would make NFS booting quite painful...
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