Tuesday, April 05, 2016


As you may have read in my previous article, I purchased the NetUSBee which is a superb slab of hardware 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. This program will turn your Atari ST into a web server without any messy manual configuration. Simply load uIP-Tool and it automatically assigns an IP address which you should enter into Google Chrome on your Mac or PC to begin transferring files. NetUSBee with uIP-tool is the perfect combo!

If your router is in a different room (via 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!

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