7) What Access /// and Host terminal Settings Should I
The author uses the following Access
///, modem, and host terminal settings when surfing the Internet:
Access ///: Set ANSI mode, Do NOT send LF after
CR, 8 bits per character, Enable XON/XOFF, Normal Video, Full Duplex,
Normal Keypad, Normal Cursor Keys, No wraparound, Standard character set,
Speed 9600, Parity None
(I use a USR Sportster V.32 14.4Kbps modem) AT &H2 &I2
above command string should not be used with Xmodem ///. It is only useful with Access /// to ensure
that the modem does not get too far ahead of the Apple ///. It
prevents garbled screens and dropped characters.
Internet host Terminal type is set to vt100. On
hosts that don't prompt for a terminal type, vt100 is usually the
8) Why use the /// for Internet
The /// makes an excellent smart
terminal for Internet host access and maintenance. The author uses
his /// to help maintain the oak.oakland.edu archive site. Since an
extensive amount of information needs to be typed in to maintain a
large Internet system such as oak.oakland.edu, the ///'s excellent
keyboard is a perfect match for massive typing sessions. In addition,
the ///'s terminal emulation is adequate to the task of handling
electronic mail and other text-based Internet applications.
9) Where Can I Get Access /// or
The Communications Manager?
Access /// is available at minimum
cost from Washington Apple Pi, 12022 Parklawn Dr.; Rockville, MD.
20852. Its phone number is: (301)-984-0300. The Communications
Manager (which has XModem protocol) is available from On Three: Write
to: Joe Consorti Apple /// Products, 6303 Green Garden Drive,
Bakersfield, California 93313. Telephone is: 1-805-397-6118.
10) Close: Surfin' with the
Using the tools mentioned above,
Internet access via the /// is both viable and enjoyable. The lack of
graphics seldom is a barrier. The /// and its communications software
is definitely equal to the task of accessing an Internet host to
"surf the Internet", so if you haven't tried it yet, give it a