|Line Di. See?|
|Don't act like you've never Googled yourself!|
|Your gateway to the information superhighway!|
The first thing I need to address here is that I'm doing all of this with a PAL Dreamcast fitted with a 56k modem I nicked off of a Japanese Dreamcast. Also, everything here (and in the video) is quite specific to UK Dreamcast owners, but there are alternative ways to do this is you are in the United States, Europe...or anywhere, really. The key difference is the dial-up ISP you use but it shouldn't be too difficult to suss it out with a bit of Googling.
Nippy which gives you the connection username, password and telephone number right there on the home page. From the Nippy website:
Welcome to free-to-subscribe 0844 dial up Internet access from Nippy Internet. There are no monthly fees, no limits on how long you stay online... you only pay the 'local call rate' on your phone bill. Nippy Internet is a premier Internet Service Provider for home or business use.
You need to start Dreamkey 3.0, go to the setup menu and then enter the following when prompted:
Telephone number: 0844 535 2000
Please note: 0844 calls cost 3.95p/minute peak, 1p/minute off-peak (6pm-6am) and 1p/minute at weekends from BT lines. Ask the bill payer's permission, kids!
|The Dreamcast Junkyard...on a Dreamcast!|
|Dreamcast vs Safari|
|Sega vs Apple|
Once again, I know this is pretty pointless in 2017. I know pretty much anything with a screen (except a Nintendo Switch ;p) can browse the internet these days, and invariably it's likely to be a far better experience. Hell, you can browse with a either a Broadband Adapter or a DreamPi. But the fact that with the minimum amount of effort you can still browse the internet with little more than a Dreamcast, a modem cable and a copy of Dreamkey 3.0 is still quite cool in my humble opinion. Even if it is only a novelty.
|The Dreamcast Broadband Adapter. Well, the box it comes in.|