The J-Net for C64 Home Page

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Welcome to the J-Net Home Page

J-Net is a PARALLEL C64 - Amiga network, effectively letting you have a C= 64 Hard drive, or copy files from your Amiga to a C64/1541. It is much less expensive than a CMD, and is as expandable as your Amiga! J-Net is probably faster than the serial CMD as well, but presently much less compatable. (If you have a Parallel CMD/RAMLINK - they may run nose-to nose???) SPEED: 200 1541 blocks can be loaded in 8 seconds off of my A1200 hard drive. (Approximately 2 minutes on unexpanded 64/1541) (Screen blanking used) I have never seen a C64 Scene Demo load so fast!! This page will probably be used to update the Net & world when J-Net 1.0 when it comes out. Availability: J-Net is currently in Beta. v. 0.9 and available on the AmiNet. (In beta.) Only rough documentation and older software are provided. Status: The Kits & P&P Kits are NOT Currently available, but you may request to be on a waiting list free of charge by e-mailing, and put "J-Net Request" as the topic.

Compatibility: Goal: All Amigas! CPU / Compiler depending (68000/030 NOW)

The Kits:

J-Net Kits included the following:

1660 Modem, Printer cable, Software, Troubleshooter, wiring diagram,
Mini-Docs, Amigaguide, 1541 Disk, Tech Support

Types of Kits:

1. Software, Docs & Parts Only (KIT)

2. Plug & Play (P&P)
   Pre-Assembled, Plug 64 into Amiga, Load PRG on 64, Load on amiga, & Go!

?. Assembly (You supply parts, I assemble when I can get around to it,
   and add software & docs, etc.)

The only difference between KIT & P&P: I have to BUILD & TEST the P&P!

ASSY: e-mail for estimate.
I may also consider TRADE for kits, but then I will have to still PAY the
     author for software...bear this in mind. 
     (Swiftlink or A-Max II+ Zorro package might convince me)
     RAM LINK / 1750, etc...PAL C= +4...

If I get a real good deal on the parts, I may be able to sell cheaper, but
I doubt it.  I will be attempting to purchase parts at the best possible
price to keep the price low.  

I am doing this more of a Commodore Community Service and out of gratitude
for the project who made it all possible on my A1200 system.  

The first 6 kits P&P/KIT will be using NEW 1660 300 baud modems that I
    BOUGHT for the project to house the C64 interfaces. 
The other end will probably be a NEW printer cable modified to plug into
    C64 interface and Amiga PAR: port (Which I do not have yet).

PLUG & Play Package:

It is not so much complexity, but time...I had to RE-BUILD my first one.
AND TROUBLESHOOT IT - I Missed a circuit trace I needed to cut, and did not
have any troubleshooting software.  I do not have the printer cables yet.

Also, I will have to write a BASIC troubleshooting program to test the
interfaces I build.  Plus, I Will have to use MY EQUIPMENT to test them,
at MY RISK. By the time I am done, I am sure I will deserve every penny I
get...I am hoping to make it a very nice package with the author's help.

There are currently 2 members of the development team:

Juha Kouri - (infinity of browbeat)
 - Raw Project designer, and network software writer, copy program.

Reginal Cross - (Me) AmigaMax@hotbot
 - C64 BASIC troubleshooter program, Some Icons, kit assembly,
   package manager, partial technical support, Web site design.
   Amigaguide & documentation, etc. 

NOTICE: This page is obsolete now, but similar programs are available on the Aminet which are probably more up to date. Look for J-Net or JK-Net. I have docs & files still. It worked Sooooooo much faster than a 1541!!! I would love to use again!! (2019)


Last edited 28 Oct 2019.

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