Now that I have ofically started my August Vacation, I finally lashed together a pair of 64s for my LAN cable test... These initial tests are done one to one, to keep the programming easy. Andre Kaesmacher had provided me a pair of BASIC programs (thanks, as I haven't yet removed the pile of stuff from my 'programming 128' I used these programs) one program is setup to get a decimal input and send the decimal byte, the other to receive and print the number, basically the same process as the ML code with only the receive needing to suspend IRQs. First try was a success! Now I put the two basic programs together so they can both send and recieve (changed from input to a GET to make it more of a speed test too), set one to start out on sending - the other to receive first (after that they switch roles back and fourth). First off I note that the reciever must be running before the sender, otherwise there is no apparent communication. Now, for the first several trys I get a good connection one way, but garbage going the opposite direction, switch computers, mess with wires (maybe the problem is I'm using some flimsy (but real cool looking) iMac phone wires.) A couple times the garbage is on one system or the other... Finally I have attained good communication both ways, possibly the problem was because one system had jiffyDOS active (does it use the serial ports?), I think one program has a different timing value then the second now as well (initial receive has 1/4 and initial send has 0/4 - high/low values for timing)... Will have to dedicate more time on these questions, as well as make mods to the BASIC for a three system test (and get some Assembly coded for real speed tests). But the modular cable does operate! Letter from Andre Kaesmacher: > Hello Larry, > > i visited your page about the Network for Flash > Attack. > > Very nice work. > > Like Richard (Atkinson) said, both of our solutions > should work at the software-side well together. > > It would be very nice, if you could check my test-programs at: > http://www.c65.org/hardware/ringnetwork/ The d64 image has the BASIC programs i used as well as some assembly which I have yet to look at. > I would also like to test your Programs, if you like > to. I will get to them this month but I have many other things going on as well... Will post when I get that far. (=)) Slowly but surely... -- 01000011 01001111 01001101 01001101 01001111 01000100 01001111 01010010 01000101 Larry Anderson - Sysop of Silicon Realms BBS (209) 754-1363 300-14.4k bps Classic Commodore pages at: http://www.jps.net/foxnhare/commodore.html 01000011 01001111 01001101 01010000 01010101 01010100 01000101 01010010 01010011 - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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