Plipbox Ethernet Adapter for the Amiga – Amiga 1200 Online again!

Hi everyone,

After getting my Amiga 1200 recapped (done by Retroservice in Norway), I decided to get it Online again. It is been quite a while since I’ve had Internet access on this one. πŸ™‚

I went for the Plipbox, an Ethernet / Internet Network adapter, which you plug into the Parallel port on back of the Amiga 1200. The nice thing with this is that it keeps the PCMCIA-port open for various devices. πŸ™‚

The adapter came with printed installation instructions and drivers on a floppy disk. Initially tried to use it with MiamiDX, but it failed to go Online. Tried Roadshow instead and it worked right away. πŸ™‚

If you’re interested in purchasing a Plipbox, here is a link to the shop on eBay which sells them. They have different versions available:

https://www.ebay.com/usr/salocinx

(photo from the eBay shop listed above)

Haven’t installed much software yet, since I’m doing a full install of Workbench 3.1.4 soon. Waiting for the ROM-chips to arrive in the mail. πŸ˜‰ However, I had to try some FTP, IRC and browsing though, with some old tools, hehe.

Old Voyager webbrowser in 16 colors.
FTP

It’s great to have the 1200 back Online, especially since one gets instant access to Aminet. πŸ™‚

Anyone else having their Amiga connected to the Internet? If yes, what kind of device do you use? Guess most use PCMCIA network cards?

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

3 comments

  1. how’s it working stability-wise? I have a pcmcia wifi card, linksys, and it’s not really stable I must admit. Usually freezes the Amiga after some time of web browsing. Thinking of going plipbox route as the parallel port should be less demanding for the miggy.

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    • Hi there and thanks commenting. πŸ™‚ So far it has been very stable, but only used it for a day or so. I will know more in a few days. Very happy with it so far! Good to have the PCMCIA slot available for other stuff too, like transferring files from CF-cards etc. πŸ™‚

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