I love MSX computers. I have developed quite a few things for them, including a TCP/IP stack and some networking applications. Some other MSX nerds have developed networking hardware, so boom! Here it is, Internet access from MSX, a 1980s 8 bit machine. How cool is that?
However there are a few issues that prevent us the MSX users to reach the absolute networking happiness:
- At the time of this writing, there isn't any solution for wireless Internet for MSX, only Ethernet hardware.
- InterNestor Lite, the TCP/IP stack for MSX, doesn't support TLS. It's not that the developer (me!) is too lazy to implement it, it's just that a Z80 can't handle the required encryption algorythms. Trust me, I tried.