Sunday, March 22, 2015

AVM releases latest 7390 firmware with fixed support for 10 Mbit/s NICs because my C64 couldn't communicate.

Recently, AVM released the final of the newest firmware (FRITZ!OS 06.23) of the Fritzbox 7390 with some fixes I have requested a year ago.

I am transferring C64 D64 disk images via WarpCopy64 between my C64 and my PC.I have noticed that in contrast to Netgear routers, AVM routers do not support Crosslink cable detection and 10 MBit/s NICs.such as the RRNet - therefore, I could not get an IP address assigned to my C64 (even if I exchanged my LAN cable with a standard one).

A quick email email sent to AVM and a fast response later, AVM confirmed that none of those 2 "features" are included in the (back then) current firmware, but they put it on the "suggestion list".

And 1 year later, both has been included in the new firmware! Thanks AVM! :)

If you want to know more about connecting the C64 to the Internet, the RRNet and the network OS "Contiki" that provides a micro IP stack for 8 bit machines, watch my Skype interview with the inventor of that all - including "Internet of Things" - Adam Dunkels for Scene World Magazine!


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