Spectranet – The Ethernet interface for the ZX Spectrum

Last updated: 24 Aug 2019

 

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What is Spectranet?

Spectranet is the one and only ethernet interface for the ZX Spectrum!
It was developed somewhere around 2010 (!) by Dylan Smith, who as far as we know sold about 75 Spectranets.

Around 2019 many people gained interest in Spectranet.
One reason for the renewed interest in Spectranet might be that people after getting used to storage interfaces like the DivMMC, they are now open to other advanced ZX Spectrum add-ons.

And in this internet-era the ZX Spectrum can’t stay behind!
ZX Spectrum users are now connected through Facebook and other ways of communication.
So this is the perfect time to get ZX Spectrum itself connected!

Ben Versteeg from ByteDelight restarted manufacturing in 2019.
He used Dylan’s original designs (with his permission) and designed several cases for it as well, here’s one:

 

The Spectranet is now available in the ByteDelight webshop: ZXSpectrum.shop.

What is TNFS?

TNFS is a communication protocol developed by Dylan Smith for Spectranet and the ZX Spectrum.
It allows a ZX Spectrum with Spectranet to connect to a server somewhere around the world, making it look like you’re loading a webpage on your ZX Spectrum.

TNFS sites

The underneath sites can be connected to from your ZX Spectrum with Spectranet.
So not through a webbrowser.

We will try to keep this list updated.
Please let us know if an entry should be added or deleted by using the contact form (click)!

  • tnfs.bytedelight.com
  • zx.kupo.be
  • PLATOTerm, more info here
  • tnfs.millhill.org

Official Spectranet guide

Click here to get to the official Spectranet guide written by Dylan Smith.

Spectranet and TNFS Tech docs and sites

The underneath sites can be viewed from a webbrowser.
So not from the ZX Spectrum with Spectranet.

Wifi

We will test a wifi ‘dongle’ for an ethernet connection soon.
More info will be available when tests are done.

Advanced features on your Spectranet

Advanced working with the filesystem

[to be updated soon..]
Use %opendir #n,”dir” and INPUT#n,a$ like a file.
Don’t forget to %close the channel afterwards.