Tuesday, April 05, 2016

uIP-tool


Update: there's a new version of uIP-Tool available for download.
I've not tested it myself but I'm eager to see what's new / fixed!!

As you may have read in my previous article, I purchased the NetUSBee which is a gorgeous slab of hardware available from Lotharek. Its ethernet socket offers the potential to connect to the outside work or even your own Mac/PC and Mariusz Buras has developed a program to do just that - uIP Tool.

This will transform your Atari ST into a file server without any configuration. Just load it up and it will automatically assign itself an IP - which you enter into Google Chrome on your Mac/PC. Now you can access the Atari ST and begin transferring files. NetUSBee with uIP-tool is the perfect combo and I really love this incredible setup.

Help for those using WiFi

If your router is in a different room (so WiFi) then you might be thinking uIP-tool isn't compatible for your setup? Not so. My router is located downstairs so I bought myself a very short ethernet cable to physically connect the Apple Mac to my Atari STe.

To provide uIP-Tool with a working IP address I enabled the Mac's Internet Sharing and that was that. Sorry, I don't own Windows but I expect a similar function exists...

 1) load up System Preference (via the Apple menu)
 2) click on Internet Sharing (view me)
 3) choose WiFi in the dropdown menu & tick the ethernet box (view me)
 4) lastly, tick the box left of "Internet Sharing" to activate this service.
 5) now quit System Preferences.
 6) load up uIP-Tool on the Atari ST and note the IP it displays for you.
 7) enter this IP into your web browser to remotely access your Atari ST. Job done!

2 comments:

  1. Hi: My name is Russ Campbell, I use UIPTOOL all the time, but I am transferring long file names to the Mega ST4, what happens is it shortens the file name to 11 chars and leaves out the .st file, I would like to see 6 letters of the filename and directories and the ~1.st instead of the way it is handling it now. If you can do this I will send a good donation. Russ

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    1. I've sent you a message on Messenger mate :)

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