BBS software was Re: looking at buying a pocket PC / PDA

geneb geneb at
Wed Nov 1 17:00:55 CDT 2017

On Wed, 1 Nov 2017, Warner Losh via cctalk wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 12:29 PM, Ethan via cctalk <cctalk at>
> wrote:
>> I'd get a RS232toWIFI dongle, they're cheap and easy to make a connection
>>> via simple terminal software to an outside telnet target.
>> I don't think the RS232 to WIFI dongles from the one guy are often
>> unavailable. I think the creator hand solders them in small batches or
>> something.
> The ESP 8266's are available a dime a dozen and often have the proper
> firmware burned into them. At worst, you have to put a RS-232 DB-xx
> connector on and maybe a level shifter (depending on the ESP board you
> have, though most don't have them)...
...and a pair of MAX232's if you plan on connecting it to real hardware 
equipped with an RS-232 port.

I'd suggest starting with a NodeMCU. :)


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