Not long ago, I was inspired by my friend (Coder) over at the Bucket Diary to get my Amiga 1200 Online again. My machine has been offline for quite some time now due to various circumstances, but I aim to change that during the coming days.
One of the big hurdles to overcome is the fact that I’ve only got 2MB of RAM in my Amiga 1200 these days. My memory card had a battery leakage and since I’m not competent in fixing that kind of stuff, I sold it to an Amiga fan in Poland that could extend its life. 2MB of RAM is not that bad, but it definitely limits the possibilities of what one can do Online. Since my aim is to download files of FTP’s and access Aminet, 2MB should be enough. 😉
I’ve got two network cards that I can use. The first one is a PCMCIA WLAN card from AmigaKit. This is the card I used to get my A1200 Online in the past. I also have a regular PCMCIA Ethernet card, which gives me the option of using cabled Internet. My router at home is set up with WPA2 security and I’m not exactly keen on changing it to WEP, as it is much less secure. The reason it must be changed is that the network card on the Amiga doesn’t cope with WPA/WPA2. I’m therefore considering going cable.
As for software, I’ve got the EasyNet package from AmigaKit. It contains all you need to get your classic Amiga Online. 🙂
It will for sure be interesting to see how an Amiga 1200 with 2MB of RAM will handle the Internet. I’m going to take some pictures (most probably a video) of it downloading from FTP’s, visiting websites and perhaps using IRC, so please stay tuned! 😉
Do any of you have some old computers hooked up to the Internet? If yes, then please comment and share your links. Would love to see some old workhorses in action.
Have nice days folks!