NaBloPoMo – DEC VT-220 Part Two or How to Connect to the Internet without a Computer

Well finally figured out why I could not get the modems to work.  Seems like there is enough limitation of audio bandwidth or noise that you can't use a V.34 modem on analog line with DSL superimposed.  After editing register 56,  my U.S. Robotics modem is now working.

I used a VT220 terminal and modem to call the local access line of Iglou.com.  They run Shellaccess.com too.  Each Iglou account comes with a Shellaccess account.  That account is exactly that,  a Unix shell account.  So you can SSH you way to shellaccess.com and enjoy or….

What they don't advertise,  you can call an Iglou analog access number and type shell after connecting.  So I connected a modem to my VT220 terminal and with the appropriate Hayes comment (remember ATDT) called Iglou.  Then I loaded a text web browser called Lynx.

Via VT220:

Or you could use a SSH client and go direct to Shellacess


I prefer the VT220

My Last two posts on Vox


Mariser's City of God entry


And finally the Wiki entry on VT220 terminals

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3 Responses to NaBloPoMo – DEC VT-220 Part Two or How to Connect to the Internet without a Computer

  1. jaypo says:

    I love your computer posts, LK. Every other word and picture is a complete mystery to me. I understand nothing. I am in awe. 😉

  2. Lord Kalvan says:

    I am glad you liked the posts. This one post is basically the same as taking a Model A Ford out on the interstate for a drive. Except this is much cheaper and safer.

  3. jaypo says:

    Now I understand a wee part. Lots of awe left.

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