From: "Maarten Risseeuw"
Subject: Re: Internet Appliance
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 17:18:01 +0100
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> The concept of internet appliance excites me.
> Looking through internet appliance projects
> on the internet resulted in theory more than
> practical designs.
> A few circuits on internet appliance i found
> requires the appliance to be connected to a PC
> that has to be ON all the time and connected to
> the internet.
> Another approach i believe is that the circuit has
> to be connected to a DTMF tranceiver chip activated
> by a PIC [To open Line,Dial internet,
> verify Username and password, send packets
> of status appliance, disconnect from internet -all this at
> particular intervals].
> I'd appreciate if introduced to an internet appliance
> circuit that allows me to control my home appliance
> as well as tell me the status of my appliance without
> having my AMD computer Fry and my Internet Bill sky high.
http://web51.hw-server.com/ Which is an embedded webserver with ethernet
interface. If you want a dial-up connection you'll need to create you're
own, an 8051 with serial interface connected to a modem and TCP/IP stack
will do the job but it isn't easy.
Further info, try google with keywords like embedded ethernet dial up ppp,