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|C64 software||Commodore BASIC, terminal programs|
|C64 interface||User Port|
|Remote interface||DB9 connector (male)|
|Remote platform||Linux machine, commonly a Raspberry Pi|
The GLINK-LT is a card that connects to the C64 user port and provides the computer with a male DB9 connector at standard RS-232C voltages. This allows connectivity over null modem cable. The device, though designed with modern components, is essentially a clone of the VIC-1011 RS-232 adapter.
From basic the GLINK-LT provides up to 2400 baud worth of bandwidth. The device can function at up to 9600 baud for programs that support this, such as Novaterm and Striketerm.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- GLINK232 a cartridge port variant of the same device.
- GLINKUSB-LT a user port variant that provides a USB connector but requires the remote device use a driver for the FTDI chip.
Common Configurations[edit | edit source]
Frequently, the GLINK-LT is paired with a Raspberry Pi or other inexpensive single board Linux computer via USB null modem cable. The remote Linux computer runs tcpser which translates serial Hayes modem commands to TCP packets.