Tuesday, April 05, 2016


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!


  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

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