First of all, I got a Macintosh and not a PC. At one time it was playing the role of a PC, but I had security issues on the PC side, so never again.
I went to mega.nz where i found Dreampi 1.7.7z
I tried to take the file and just drag and drop it into the boot disc. It said it was too large. My SD card is 4GB
i don't know what exactly I'm doing at this point, but what do know is this: I only have the fastest land-based connection I can get i 2019, and it even doesn't qualify as broadband by the 2010 standards (3Mb/s in, 1 Mb/s out) for the purposes of federal broadband subsidy funding. When i tried clicking on a file, there was something called Zipeg. I don't know what it does or how to use it but that's the key.
Second Question, about running the Raspberry Pi I thought it was supposed to run as a computer broadband-to-dialup bridge. Before I was able to connect with the ethernet cable in the port for web browsing, but not for gaming online. I want to game online.
Someone said I needed a separate modem and router, and that I have to make either the Dreamcast OR the DreamPi (there's a difference IP-wise?) a DMZ. I think I tried both and neither worked.
Then someone suggested the only solution was getting a WiFiPi. Since mine is not a native WiFiPi, i was thinking of using a Vonets.com device as an Ethernet<->WiFi Bridge. When I plugged it in it didn't work.
Then I tried my Macintosh to see if it would act as a wifi device when plugged into the mac's ethernet port. After 24 hours and kind of cryptic Chinglish I eventually found out to turn off my WiFi reception on my Mac, plug it in and use the IP address, 192.168.254.254, which conflicted with my homer wifi.
I think i got it in bridge mode, because I was able to access website with the Mac's WiFi Radio off and the Vonets device plugged in.
Now come the issue of the Dreampi. When i tried plugging in the Vonets device i the ethernet, the modem green lights wouldn't come on. So I tested the modem in the mac USB plug. The green lights flashed with one green light on steady with no dial up connection plugged in. So the modem is okay.
i don't know if my software got scrambled with the Vonets device, or if something is more permanent damaged on my Dream Pi. So I took out the SD Card, and am trying to load the DrewamPi on.
There are no clear instruction on what to do once I get the download.
Do I have to re-download it? (another night bites the dust) What do I do once successful?
It also talks about running the Pi to do two different things. First I assume I need the WiFi file in the boot. Second, I have Sega Swirl, and got a Gmail account just for Sega Swirl. I got that file, but I don't know what to do with that.
It talks about typing in stuff. I don't see a place where I can place my keyboard. There is no Dreamcast control port for the Typing of the Dead Keyboard. I see 2 USB ports. Should I assume a USB keyboard needs to be plugged into the Dreampi when typing those commands? Second it talks about plugging into a TV. I see one RCA and a purple connector. Is that the video out? is the purple the Audio? Is that for stuff that require CRT-quick ping times?
I see one other port. I think it might be a HDMI port. Is that an output from the Pi, or is that meant to be an input form another device? Also there are a couple wires running from the corner of the port. I don't know if THAT'S going to ruin anything.
Remember, this was a homemade DreamPi that I traded a SPARE Xbox 360 HD DVD Player in box with everything plus a couple of other things to get a DreamPi. these 2 wired go into as little plastic ball, which I will not expose, and from there one end runs into the Dreamcast Modem port, and the other runs into the Dial Up USB Modem's Telephone port. There is a USB port which I believe is for power, but it's a little too loose for my liking. I can't tell whether it's a mini or a micro, see whether it's the port or the cable that's loose. I plug the other end into a USB->AC outlet adapter. The Vonets device plugs into the other half of that power block device via USB.