advice on radio modems

advice on radio modems

Post by Joe Pfeiffe » Sat, 25 Apr 1998 04:00:00



I'm looking at putting a robot on the net here using radio.
Right now, the best combination of cost/features/ease seems to be
half-duplex radio modem, like the Abacom RTcom-RS232.  This is a
simple radio modem, which connects to an RS232 port with a 3-wire
interface.

So...  what can people advise me regarding protocols?  Will plain ol'
PPP work?  Can PPP end up holding the modem in transmit mode for a
long time, in this application?  The AX.25 HOWTO gives me the
impression that it wants to have a driver for your radio, which
is more than this approach needs.

So... where do I look for information?  What advice to people have?

Thanks,
--
Joseph J. Pfeiffer, Jr., Ph.D.       Phone -- (505) 646-1605
Department of Computer Science       FAX   -- (505) 646-1002
New Mexico State University          http://www.cs.nmsu.edu/~pfeiffer