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Old 01 September 2010, 01:46   #221
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quote - Clockport Ethernet/Wireless to leave the PCMCIA slot free

@Cammy - That's a great idea.
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Old 01 September 2010, 20:44   #222
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That is what Amigakit want to hear.
Neil Cafferkey is already being offered a $2147 bounty write something for AROS which he doesn't look like he's accepted

http://www.power2people.org/bounty_054.html

Perhaps he could work on AmigaOS 3.x at the same time if the money was enough?
Small update, first release of Atheros WiFi drivers for AROS has just been announced:
http://aros-exec.org/modules/newbb/v...forumpost46269

Neil always comes through with the goods, if you are interested in getting better WiFi support for classic Amigas, he's your man. I'm sure he wouldn't mind a few extra clams for encouragement.
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Old 01 September 2010, 21:18   #223
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$2147 collection for a wireless driver? Am i in the twilight zone or something
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Old 01 September 2010, 23:15   #224
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Is this going anywhere? Amigakit have asked for feedback and we seem to be left speculating and recycling ideas.
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Old 02 September 2010, 00:02   #225
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That thing would still stick out the side just as much as any other PCMCIA card anyway, so it defeats the purpose of using it to neatly keep everything inside the case without anything sticking out.
Did you not notice that the more expensive of the two units I found has a laptop type connector which takes the PCMCIA card internal i.e. flush.
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$2147 collection for a wireless driver? Am i in the twilight zone or something
It's more than just a wireless driver, the bounty covers a fair amount of work. Besides, $2147 is not exactly unheard of for a bounty like this. Take a look at the Haiku bounty for WiFi encryption, and bear in mind this is just for adding encryption, the wireless drivers already exist (there was a separate bounty for the drivers):
http://haikuware.com/bounties

The Atheros chipset is very common, so plenty of hardware choices now for wireless internet on the Amiga platform. Are you sure that ain't worth a fiver?
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Old 02 September 2010, 00:40   #227
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alexh, did you notice A1200s and A600s can't house a full PCMCIA card inside their slot? That card isn't 2cm long, so it'll still stick out the side.
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It's more than just a wireless driver, the bounty covers a fair amount of work. Besides, $2147 is not exactly unheard of for a bounty like this. Take a look at the Haiku bounty for WiFi encryption, and bear in mind this is just for adding encryption, the wireless drivers already exist (there was a separate bounty for the drivers):
http://haikuware.com/bounties

The Atheros chipset is very common, so plenty of hardware choices now for wireless internet on the Amiga platform. Are you sure that ain't worth a fiver?
Is there no option for a hard wired rj45 connection? Just seems a bit nuts to me - who am I to talk?
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Is there no option for a hard wired rj45 connection? Just seems a bit nuts to me - who am I to talk?
If by RJ45 you mean Ethernet, then you're in luck as drivers already exist for that. Anyway, back to the entertaining A1200 hardware discussion.
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alexh, did you notice A1200s and A600s can't house a full PCMCIA card inside their slot? That card isn't 2cm long, so it'll still stick out the side.
Exactly, so those are not really of much use for us.

Really, how much would it cost to instead of making a 90 degrees angle, put a cable in between? I cannot believe it can cost much at all.
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I've stayed out of this so far because everything I've thought on the topic has already been said quite often by everyone else. That is, I'd like to see (and would probably buy) an 060. And a PSX to DB9 adaptor would be desirable also, although it's not strictly speaking an A1200 project.

But I just had a thought. Would a clockport RTG card be possible? That would be pretty cool.
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Would a clockport RTG card be possible?
Nope. Bandwidth is too low.
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Old 12 September 2010, 20:36   #233
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What's the data width and transfer rate of this clockport then? Is this the row of pins sitting just above the ROM chips? Never heard of it until recently.
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What's the data width and transfer rate of this clockport then?
8-bit, 4-address lines, two selects. Directly connected to Amiga DRAM interface. Transfer rate is entirely dependant on what else you're doing (i.e. running code, composing & displaying the screen, playing music).

http://www.ianstedman.co.uk/Amiga/am...lock_port.html

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Is this the row of pins sitting just above the ROM chips?
Yup.
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Old 14 September 2010, 17:53   #235
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I'm suggesting a cost effective accellerator too. The one thing keeping me out of going hardware again are the unfathomable prices! The Indivision was on my wants list for a long time. 130 I don't think was expensive considering what it does, but factory in another 150 for a good accel, hard disk or CF, A1200, all the rest... it was a bit ouchy. Suddenly the appeal of WinUAE grows significantly in comparisson.
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Old 15 September 2010, 03:01   #236
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I'd like to see a 'super daughter board' (TM) from Mr J.

The idea would be to combine existing Individual Computer's products into a single PCB that would be mounted on the main board. It would attach at the ROM chips, custom chips and clockport and would also use the HD cradle holes to secure itself properly (no more Indivision 'pop off').

It would add the following features to a standard A1200: IndivisionAGA (with chunky next time thanks Jens), Fast ATA/IDE Express & MP3/MIDI decoder. It would also have a decent 2.5 mount (unlike the standard crap) which could house a 2.5 SATA drive (including SS of course).

You'd have to send your MB off to AmigaKit to get it fitted because as part of the install they'd need to route the clock port's sound card to the standard outputs and would also desolder that waste-of-space RF output to mount the VGA-out. It would also have an eSTATA port mounted in the 'blank' next to the floppy for using mem sticks, external drives etc.

It would of course all be FPGA based and cheap as chips

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The idea would be to combine existing Individual Computer's products into a single PCB that would be mounted on the main board.
Unlikely to work mechanically.
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Old 15 September 2010, 12:12   #238
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Nova, may as well do a brand new PCB, which would be pretty cool imo and prolong the hardware even longer
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Old 15 September 2010, 16:04   #239
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How far are we from the A1200 replacement motherboard ?
With all the ports in their places, and governed by, say, 030 CPU with a buddy FPGA doing all the chipset work...
Feasible at some point, or never gonna happen due to... ?
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How far are we from the A1200 replacement motherboard ?
I'd say as far as ever. The size of the PCB makes in pretty expensive. It would have to be a much smaller board with break-out cables. The contents of the FPGA is unfinished for AGA and the size of the FPGA unknown hence price unknown.

The price will be many times the price of an second hand A1200.

I'd say forget the dream for the time being.
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