The only card I know to work is the Lucent WaveLan/Orinoco card. The
only driver available that I know of is the one that's still an alpha.
Keep in mind you're connecting a 5 year old device to a new network and
the driver work is being done by the user community. It's not going to
have all the bells and whistles of a commercial product, not yet.
I've only been able to get mine to work at all using the configurations
circulated on this list. Support for other network names, passwords,
encryption, etc are all things that may or may not be added later by the
developer. I'm sure he's working as fast as he can.
Keep in mind, Apple hasn't exactly been helpful in all this. I'm sure
they didn't plan to support 802.11 in the early 1990s when they set the
specs for the Newton line.
I think it's quite a feat that it works at all. Apple pulled the plug on
this line 5 years ago, and the fact that i's still viable as a platform
is a testament to a fantastic user community and a device that was years
ahead of it's time. Give the independant developers a little time to
Just my $0.02.
MuHammed Lonon wrote:
> So you are saying no matter what card I use I would
> need access to the server for configurations???
> If not what is the best card for the Apple "side" of
> campus ie., Airport and such??
> > --- Chris Myers <myersca_at_umich.edu> wrote:
> > > It is not the card. The card is like a car, as
> > long
> > > as there is a road
> > > it will work. So if you have a network that is
> > > 802.11 and you have the
> > > corresponding card, you can use any company's card
> > > and access point, be
> > > it IBM, Apple, Onrico. They are all the same.
> > But
> > > if you want to use a
> > > different wireless standard, like Proxim's there
> > is
> > > no card that can
> > > switch between the different wireless types. The
> > > only problem that you
> > > will have is getting all the settings. Unless you
> > > have the right
> > > settings, some networks will not work, so you need
> > > to talk to the people
> > > in charge of the network and find out what needs
> > to
> > > be set up.
> > > Regretably, the newton driver is not ready for
> > this
> > > yet, so if you want
> > > to use the Newton you will need to wait a bit
> > more,
> > > because if you do
> > > not have access to configure the access points,
> > you
> > > will not be able to
> > > get this to work.
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