mk79 wrote:QL-SD uses the exact same container format as most PC emulators, this already makes transferring data between PC and QL easier than it has ever been.
Yup, I already do this quite regularly with MDV images and find it very handy. But doing it wirelessly makes it even more seamless, that's all
tofro wrote:Well, if you only want to transfer files (rather: QXL Win containers) between the PC and the FlashAir, it's as easy as can be: Simply connect to the SD-Card's Web server, drop a QXL.WIN file there and mount it on the QL-SD.
I was wondering about how that actually worked. Reading more into FlashAir and its clones, I keep finding "image and video file transfer only" and am curious if some can't do other data files (like WIN and MDV, for instance). It seems many give you a web interface via an IP address so is it the case that you have to get the right SD WiFi card to have this work? I searched YouTube for any retro'er that has done this sort of thing on the Commodore 64 (I don't own one but it seems that these machines tend to have more YouTube channels dedicated to it so if it's been done before it's a good bet on that platform) and have found none. I can only find videos for cameras and the fact that these have been around for 5+ years makes me wonder how useful they actually are. But, it seems you have played with them, correct?
One YouTuber used the Transcend card and did say it could do general files on top of image and video, but Amazon was selling one of those for $250 which seems ridiculous. I also saw (maybe on that same video) that these cards run Linux...is that true? Have you dissected these a bit more? Using them to create a more robust QL network interface (that doesn't go through serial) would be great. I was going to investigate the board that RetroWiFi uses to see if you could use its capabilities to do more than just telnet to pre-existing websites. I believe I'd have to perhaps grab a different one that gives you a more expanded AT Hayes command sent and then construct the RS232 interface.
Note that I don't want to hijack this thread with discussion in SD WiFi cards so if we want to get more deeply into it maybe a new topic ought to be created. However, I do think it is somewhat pertinent to what Marcel was asking since, if it is viable to use on the QL it perhaps changes other's minds on the format of the SD-ROM card as it did mine since, for now, only the larger SD card sizes support it. As another side node, I was looking just for a generic SD to micro-SD card socket that supported WiFi and could just plug in any old micro-SD for the storage part, but found none. That would be extremely useful (though it still would require the normal SD card size and thus still not change my SD-ROM vote
Addendum....and I just found this. Doesn't have an on/off switch though:https://www.192pc.com/product/original-samsung-tf-to-wifi-sd-card-adapter-set/