Re: more net notes...

From: Ethan Dicks (
Date: 2000-10-16 22:13:15

--- Larry Anderson <> wrote:
> I was looking for my e-mails on the net ideas and noticed I didn't even
> read your reply (it must have been off screen when I recived it...)
> Looks like a good idea...  what's the cost in general for such chips and
> are they readily avialable still?

Don't know if they are still available, but they were <$20 each.

> I am looking for the low cost method,
> will keep doing what I have as it requires only connectors and wires,
> but something along the lines of localtalk protocol/topology would be
> more usefull for general purpose work.

This chip took care of *everything*  All you had to do was feed it a packet
or pick up a packet from its internal buffers and off you go.  I agree that
with a C-64, cost is a factor, but you are going to need at least bus
drivers for more than 3-6 feet of cable and for more than two nodes.


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