09/26/09: Deluxe Wireless RS-232 Pak for the CoCo and Dragon by Roger, | Category: Hot CoCo Stuff, Peripherals, Videos | 2 comments - (Comments are closed)

Deluxe Wireless RS-232 Pak for the CoCo and Dragon

Deluxe Wireless RS-232 Pak for the CoCo and Dragon

This gadget was definitely late arriving in the CoCo world.  We needed this baby back in the 80’s or 90’s, for sure.

The Deluxe Wireless RS-232 Pak was designed to be a drop-in replacement for the Tandy Deluxe RS-232 Pak.  No Disk BASIC or OS-9 software should know the difference. Now, instead of stringing a long null-modem cable over to your PC, you can plug a bluetooth dongle or adapter into your PC and establish a wireless connection between the CoCo and PC.  After that, anything is possible.

  • Compatible with the Dragon and all CoCo models
  • The CoCo can use the wireless pak without a Multi-Pak Interface
  • Built-in ROM Firmware (modified copy of Tandy Deluxe RS-232 Pak ROM)
  • Using two paks, two CoCos will find each other and connect automatically
  • Speeds up to 115200 bps or 230400 bps if the crystal is doubled
  • Configure the pak using English commands
  • Pak is pre-configured and ready to use out of the box

Please visit the Products page on this site to purchase your own wireless pak.

Here is a video of one user using his CoCo to connect to a Linux box that has an internet connection.

This video shows a multi-player game being written and tested using two CoCos.

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