anyone any experiences with this?
Seems interesting - more like a real peripheral for the Apple II - not like the Raspberry PI where the Apple II is reduced to a keyboard.
Especially beside the function of telnet to a BBS the use of websites could be interesting.
No experiences with that unit specifically, but emulating a Hayes modem is quite common for hobbyists looking for a more authentic on-line experience.
I use a Raspberry Pi with a Wifi adapter running TCPSer to basically do the same thing as the Wifi232. I even put it into a retro-looking enclosure with lights:
Not sure about viewing websites using it... the manual states that it can setup its own webserver for configuration, but you won't be able to browse the web using your Apple ][ with this. But the Uthernet card takes care of that! Or you could dial a Unix shell that is running Lynx...
Yes, that's the point - in the manual is written:
"ATGET http://www.somewhere.com /mydoc.txt
Get and display the contents of a web site address as 8-bit data. Connection is terminated immediately following the end of the file."
web site in 8-bit data ... I'm really interested ...
So far I just ordered one - will have a look at it.
I missed that line - interesting. Must be some kind of proxy that runs on the device.
Paul Rickards wrote an very interesting Bulletin (#82) about the WiFi232 and why it is very difficult to host a BBS with it, on A 80's Apple II BBS - telnet: a80sappleiibbs.ddns.net:6502