Tuesday, April 05, 2016

uIP-tool

As you may have read in my previous article, I purchased the NetUSBee. This is a killer slab of hardware is in desperate need of something to make use of its ethernet port. Thankfully, Mariusz Buras has developed a program to do just that, uIP-Tool, a utility that transforms your Atari ST into a web server without any configuration.

Load uIP and it automatically grabs itself an IP address from your router. Now all you need to do is load up a web browser on your Mac/PC and type in that given IP to begin transferring files. Do note, this is still in beta and Google Chrome is the advised, for the moment. What are you waiting for? Downloaded the incredible uIP-tool right now!

If your router is in a different room (over WiFi) then you might be thinking uIP-tool isn't compatible for your setup? Not so, my router is also wireless, and located downstairs, so I bought myself a very short ethernet cable that physically connects together both my Apple Mac and Atari STe.

To provide uIP-Tool with a working IP address I enabled the Mac's Internet Sharing - I expect similar functions exists on those other insignificant computers ... Winblows and Flummox! :)

 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!