I think that there is one important indication:
the little green LED on your Ethernet card.
IT SHOULD DEFINITELY INDICATE SOME ACTIVITY, otherwise the settings on your
Newt are not ok OR the HUB is not ok physically.
If you have the chance - try your Newt with Ethernet card in another Network
starting the Dock application and then search for other computers to
conenct - the LED should definitely shine.
I just checked it - even after a reset the LED should be on for a short time
during initialization of the Ethernet card (at least this is the case for my
3COM, having the LED on the card-plug), even if the card is NOT connected to
any Hub or Network.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: newtontalk-bounce_at_newtontalk.net
> [mailto:newtontalk-bounce_at_newtontalk.net]On Behalf Of James Charney
> Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 1:12 AM
> To: newtontalk_at_newtontalk.net
> Subject: [NTLK] Suddenly I can't Backup my Newton
> Hello--It's been awhile since I've needed to request help from the list.
> But now is the time! I've had no trouble Synching and Backing Up my
> Newton 2000 onto my Powerbook G3 (OS Mac 9.1) for a couple of years.
> But suddenly, my Newton can't communicate with NCU on my
> Powerbook. My
> setup is this--a Farallon Ethernet card, plugged into a Farallon hub,
> which is plugged into the Ethernet socket of my Powerbook. I tap Dock and
> then connect on my Newton, the barber pole whirls, then "no response" is
> the message, and the NCU stays ghosted on my Mac.
> I've changed nothing that I can tell from the last time I
> had a routine
> connection and backup which was about two weeks ago (except for
> downloading a trial of Adobe Photoshop Elements, which is working
> fine--could there be a conflict?). Appletalk is set (as always) to
> Ethernet. I've done the usual generic fixes--Restart of both Newton and
> the Powerbook; zapped PRAM, and even rebuilt my desktop--no luck!
> I went to my older desktop Mac, and was able to do a very very slow
> serial backup of my Newton there, so the Newton seems OK.
> There are so many variables. Is it my Ethernet card? Or any of the
> plugs? or the hub? or the NCU software on my Powerbook? I'm not sure where
> to look--or what to do next!
> I noticed that while the Newton is trying to connect to
> NCU, the little
> green light on the Farallon card is NOT blinking--I don't remember if it
> is supposed to light up at that stage--I know it does light up
> intermittently when I am actually doing a backup.
> Please--any advice on how to fix this will be desperately
> appreciated. I
> guess it's good that I can still do a serial backup on my old
> computer--but that is just a reminder of why I switched to Ethernet--what
> a difference!
> Help me get my Ethernet connection back! Jim Charney
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