# Http/Ftp server

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#### mikemikemike

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I want to design a device with using RTL8019, microchip/8051 microcontroller , USB device PDIUSBD12 .

USB interface will connect to usb disk(or it can be replaced by a IDE HardDisk) which act as the storage.

Is it possible and efficient to develop and ,may be in short , worth to do that?
Or any other suggesttion/reference on this?

THKS

#### TheAnimus

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Yes its possible, but not the eayest way, there can be lots of debate if we start to mention ethernet "solutions" but my personal fav is the XPort, this is a small device that containes EVERYTHING you need to use the ehternet, you just interface serially, it has all the code for HTTP + FTP on it already.

As for USB, if you have ethernet do you realy need it, there has been a lot of sugestion that with these new ethernet single package solutions, ethernet is easyer, more reliable and faster!

I think i saw somthing about using a PDIUSB12 (thats phillips semi yeh?) on www.beyoundlogic.org

#### laroche73

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ethernet connection

If you want to "roll your own", check out the "Ethernut" project, an open-source hardware project for embedded ethernet devices. Lots of detailed information here: http://www.ethernut.de/en/ Also, take a look at http://web51.hw-server.com/ for a 8051 based design.

For a low-cost (but labor intensive) solution, consider using a surplus ethernet card connected to the microcontroller of your choice. http://www.ethernut.de/en/isa/index.html Surplus cards are very inexpensive (CSO sells ISA versions for $1, PCI versions for$3; some of the ISA cards I purchased from them use the RTL8019 controller), and let you avoid the time and expense of re-inventing the wheel. ISA connectors can be hard to find, you can re-cycle them from old motherboards (CSO sells "dead" socket-7 motherboards for $3, these are also good for getting PCI connectors and 72-pin memory SIMM sockets). http://www.computersurplusoutlet.com/index.asp #### laroche73 ##### New Member Ethernet controller The latest "Nuts & Volts" issue has simple Ethernet transceiver project using a PIC16F877 and a RTL8019AS. Some of the$1 NIC boards I've purchased from CSO use the RTL8019A or AS. The "A" version of the chip requires an external 16K SRAM.

drivers and a datasheet for the RTL8019AS: http://www.realtek.com.tw/search/search.aspx?search=RTL8019AS

#### ciombe

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Tell me please how can you transfer information from pic to xport ?
I'm new in xport and I know hou can I do that !
I powered the xport and it work nice in lan,I can setting I can view web pages loaded in but I don't how can I contunue the project.

Thank you very much

Don Mario
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#### Beefer3

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Check out Siteplayer.com

I currently am using siteplayers throughout the house controlling everything from my lights to my home theater system. All through my network. Very cool little device.

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