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Internet on the TI-Nspire thanks to Linux and USB !
« on: November 02, 2012, 04:38:02 pm »
Well, it looks like Tangrs must be working full-time on the TI-Nspire Linux port ! ;)

After the USB keyboard implementation and the external USB storage device support in a previous news, here's now the Internet on the TI-Nspire via USB ! ;D

The browser used here is Links for Linux.

Obviously, a wire is needed, and since it's USB, at its other end another device is required (here, some modem ?)

The USB not originally made for network wiring, some kind of specific driver must be used on this device...


We're still kind of far from a complete standalone internet connection solution, but it's still a remarkable progress !

Oh, and let's not forget to mention than Tangrs wrote in the description of the video : "Graphics based internet coming up soon." ;)



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Re: Internet on the TI-Nspire thanks to Linux and USB !
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012, 05:04:05 pm »
O.O Glad to see it come to fruition. By the way was Juju involved in this? Because last evening he talked to me IRL about working on stuff related to Internet on the Nspire via the serial port or something, but I don't remember if there was an USB attempt involved.


By the way what do you mean by another device? Do you mean like an USB to ethernet convertor or a modem/router that has USB ports on it (if those exist)?

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Re: Internet on the TI-Nspire thanks to Linux and USB !
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012, 05:07:23 pm »
I don't know about the other end of the USB cable.
Let's discover it together soon.

In the worst case it's a computer or a home made or modified device...
In the best case it's a standard device ;)
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Re: Re: Internet on the TI-Nspire thanks to Linux and USB !
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012, 05:11:32 pm »
No, actually that was ideas, I did some research about faisability of networking calcs.

Anyway that's pretty awesome :D I guess you can always plug a USB wireless modem with a standard driver and there we go you have wifi on your nspire without needing the TI-Navigator thing.

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Re: Internet on the TI-Nspire thanks to Linux and USB !
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 05:11:54 pm »
I wonder if the Nspire Navigator could be hacked one day so that it can be used for different means than its original ones, such as getting online... some of the millionaires in the TI community who can afford one might find that interesting. Or of course any USB wi-fi device if they are not restricted to one ISP (example: In Radio-Shack over here they used to sell wi-fi USB sticks, but they only worked with Rogers.

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Re: Internet on the TI-Nspire thanks to Linux and USB !
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012, 05:14:27 pm »
Bluetooth, WiFi and Ethernet USB sticks are dirt cheap, and generic; a number of 3G sticks aren't locked to a particular carrier.
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Re: Re: Re: Internet on the TI-Nspire thanks to Linux and USB !
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012, 05:16:22 pm »
I wonder if the Nspire Navigator could be hacked one day so that it can be used for different means than its original ones, such as getting online... some of the millionaires in the TI community who can afford one might find that interesting. Or of course any USB wi-fi device if they are not restricted to one ISP (example: In Radio-Shack over here they used to sell wi-fi USB sticks, but they only worked with Rogers.
That's not wifi, that's cellular 3G network.

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Re: Internet on the TI-Nspire thanks to Linux and USB !
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012, 05:17:43 pm »
Back in the days, for example if you bought a Rogers stick, you had to subscribe to some extra internet plan from them to be able to use it, so you ended up with two Internet bills. >.< I'm glad this changed, but I have never really seen those sticks anywhere in retail stores in recent years. Are they only available online?

EDIT: Oh I see juju. I thought they were the same, but tied to one company.
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Re: Internet on the TI-Nspire thanks to Linux and USB !
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2012, 05:22:39 pm »
Back in the days, for example if you bought a Rogers stick, you had to subscribe to some extra internet plan from them to be able to use it, so you ended up with two Internet bills. >.< I'm glad this changed, but I have never really seen those sticks anywhere in retail stores in recent years. Are they only available online?

EDIT: Oh I see juju. I thought they were the same, but tied to one company.
Yeah, there's still some of those at the Bell store. But yeah, those sticks are pretty useful when you're almost always in a place where there's no wifi. Otherwise there's wifi sticks, they're usually not tied to one ISP in particualar, but some of them might need special drivers.

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Re: Internet on the TI-Nspire thanks to Linux and USB !
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012, 07:28:52 pm »
So can you access mathworld.alpha during a calculus exam? ;D

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Re: Internet on the TI-Nspire thanks to Linux and USB !
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2012, 08:38:52 pm »
To clarify, it's just a USB wireless dongle which is connected to the calculator via the hub. The wireless dongle is connected to my home wifi.

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Re: Re: Internet on the TI-Nspire thanks to Linux and USB !
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2012, 12:05:46 am »
They'll prolly notice something's wrong before you have time to go on Internet.

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Re: Internet on the TI-Nspire thanks to Linux and USB !
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2012, 07:03:29 am »
So can you access mathworld.alpha during a calculus exam? ;D

Mouhaha quite easy with a bash script :
http://saironiq.blogspot.fr/2012/04/wolframalpha-cli-interface.html
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Re: Internet on the TI-Nspire thanks to Linux and USB !
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2012, 12:51:50 pm »
This is beyond everything,  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

[edit]it actually surprised me a bit there wasn't a rickroll involved :P
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Re: Internet on the TI-Nspire thanks to Linux and USB !
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2012, 01:28:01 pm »
There was, in one of the previous videos ;)
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