User FAQ

What do the lights/buttons do?

See the quick-start guide here

Why does FujiNet on the 400/800 require USB power?

It’s not a power issue. The 400/800 computers actually boot faster than the XL or later version of the computer. The newer Atari’s scan to see if the user is holding the option key to disable BASIC on startup. The scanning and debounce logic slows the boot up time just enough to allow the FujiNet device to start and begin scanning for SIO devices.

Why can’t I get SAM to speak on my 400/800.

This feature requires an XL/XE system or a ROM upgrade
The standard 400/800 ROMs do not recognize any P: device except P1:

Do I need a special FujiNet driver to simulate an 850?

The standard bootstrap loader is all you need.

Do I need a special FujiNet driver to access the N: device?

Yes, you need the load the n-driver which can be found on the TNFS server under networking/n-handler.

How do I get the IP address of my FujiNet device?

From the main config screen on the Atari, press ‘C’

How do I get my “printout” from FujiNet?

From your browser, go to http://<IP of FujiNet device>
Click on the printer icon to download your file.

JSON meets Atari

Parsing and using JSON is one of the fundamental components of the Modern Web. Now your Atari can do it with the help of FujiNet and the N: (network) device! Of course there is a excellent video which will break this down for you in a few moments:

The N: is new, and as such it’s documented over at the FujiNet wiki and it worth a read:

The N: device gives you access to a whole slate of modern web protocols in Atari Basic!

Swapping with SAM

Disk swapping using FujiNet is done via the Disk Swap Button. This is a critical and necessary function that almost all ‘virtual disk’ emulators have- since you can virtually mount many disks on these devices, but you still may have only one virtual floppy drive. The swapping function rotates this virtual disks from their virtual slots round-robin into the virtual floppy. But how to let the user know what disk slot is mounted in the virtual floppy drive? FujiNet has no display to show you this information… The Software Automatic Mouth (SAM) can help here, and there is a video to show this in action.

There is also lots more documentation on how to use SAM yourself from BASIC on the FN Wiki:

Create a Disk

Using FN (FujiNet) will change the way you think about your Atari and disks. It allows a easy gateway to manage local and remote disks and use them with your Atari. One imporant aspect of disk management is creating new disks. FN Config now has an easy way to do this.