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Post#41 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:35 am

I also have a question regarding the line voltage inducer...

I would rather not have to use 9v batteries (I mean I will to start off with, but not long term) I would prefer to simply use an 18v DC adapter. Is there anything I should know when chosing an appropriate DC adapter? What kind of amps would be suitable? 1amp? less than that?

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Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Post#42 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:50 am

AndehX wrote:I would rather not have to use 9v batteries (I mean I will to start off with, but not long term) I would prefer to simply use an 18v DC adapter. Is there anything I should know when chosing an appropriate DC adapter? What kind of amps would be suitable? 1amp? less than that?


I've made quite a few AC adapters ranging anywhere from 0.3A to 1A and they all work fine.
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Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Post#43 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:58 am

ok cool, i'll go with this 880mA 18v adapter ive found on ebay. I plan on building the circuit into a neat little enclosure with a proper socket for the DC adapter, just to keep things as clean as possible.

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Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Post#44 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:05 am

had to buy an RJ11 cable since the one that came with the modem only had 2 pins.

which of the wires in this cable, would I attach the voltage inducer to? The brown one?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RJ11-to-RJ11- ... 1715344301

Also the modem I bought, only has 2 pins in the RJ11 socket. Is that normal?
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Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Post#45 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:13 am

AndehX wrote:had to buy an RJ11 cable since the one that came with the modem only had 2 pins.

which of the wires in this cable, would I attach the voltage inducer to? The brown one?


Technically the 2 pin/single line RJ-11 cable should work fine. Only two wires are used. But yeah, in the one you linked to, you would attach the LVI to the brown wire.
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Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Post#46 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:14 am

pcwzrd13 wrote:
AndehX wrote:had to buy an RJ11 cable since the one that came with the modem only had 2 pins.

which of the wires in this cable, would I attach the voltage inducer to? The brown one?


Technically the 2 pin/single line RJ-11 cable should work fine. Only two wires are used. But yeah, in the one you linked to, you would attach the LVI to the brown wire.

oh ok, I thought it needed all 4 pins. Thats fine then.

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Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Post#47 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:27 am

Got everything set up and it all works perfectly. Forgotten what Quake was like with lag :lol:

Built the voltage inducer into a neat little box, using an 18v DC adapter (multimeter tested it at 24v but w/e)
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Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Post#48 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:46 pm

is it possible to emulate dream pi on a computer and cut out buying a raspberry pi?

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Post#49 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:27 pm

good idea, but right now, probably not, as I would assume that would have been the first thought when developing dreampi. Maybe it only works under linux or something?

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Re: How To: Get Online with DreamPi

Post#50 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:45 pm

AndehX wrote:good idea, but right now, probably not, as I would assume that would have been the first thought when developing dreampi. Maybe it only works under linux or something?

I would assume that Dreampi was supposed to run on raspberry pi only that that isn't really the case. It's just a modified debian server os with only the Dreampi 2 code built into it. Now as for programs like Virtual Box I don't think it can run on it in it's intentional state it is in.
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