Raspberry Pi enthusiasts and nostalgic Internet users missing the sound of a dial-up modem may be interested in a new project published to the official Raspberry Pi website this week which provides details on everything you need to know about building your very own dial-up ISP server using a Raspberry Pi.
The tutorial has been created by Doge Microsystems and takes you through the steps required to connect use a Raspberry Pi mini PC as a bridge to help connect older dial-up–compatible computer to modern-day broadband.
“But older computers have fallen behind these times of ever faster broadband and ever more powerful processors, and getting your beloved vintage computer online isn’t as easy as it once was. For one thing, does anyone even have a landline anymore? Enter Doge Microsystems, who save the day with their Linux-based dial-up server, the perfect tool for connecting computers of yesteryear to today’s broadband using a Raspberry Pi.
For the build, you’ll need a hardware modem — any model should work, as long as it presents as a serial device to the operating system. You’ll also need a Linux device such as a Raspberry Pi, a client device with a modem, and ‘some form of telephony connection to link the two modems’, described by Doge Microsystems as one of the following:”
For more details jump over to the official Raspberry Pi Foundation website.
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