[NTLK] data on and off

Just Vecht justvecht at tiscali.nl
Thu May 12 15:43:13 EDT 2011

Hi Woody,


It looks like there is an IR port. Could that be of any use? I have a 
Nokia 6310i with IR.

I will investigate other options and go over the links you showed me. 
Seems as a Linux user the ethernet option might be best.


Just Vecht

Op 12-05-11 01:51, Smith Woody schreef:
> Welcome,
> The wiki link at the bottom of all emails from this list will connect
> you to an archive that hasn't been updated in a while a bit slow but
> will provide a lot of information.
> The NewtonTalk link will give you access to searchable archives.
> See<http://www.unna.org/view.php?/apple/documentation/2x00>  for
> manual.  Reading this will be helpful.
> Just playing with the newt as is is also good.
> A couple of drawbacks with using the Newton in the modern world
> WiFi encryption limited to WEP
> Newton formatting is incompatible with PC, Mac or other computer
> filing systems.
> That being said you should be able to most of what you want.
> Start by downloading Newton Connection Utilities<http://www.unna.org/view.php?/apple/connection_utils
>   >
> This will allow a serial connection between the Newton Dock
> application and the PC running NCU
> Obtain serial cable such as<http://biz42.inmotionhosting.com/~jiment5/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=144&category_id=9&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26
>   >
> or
> Look on ebay for USB card from newtonsales.
> Now you can install software from PC to Newton and do backups.
> Look at software for starters at<http://www.unna.org/view.php>
> Good collection of Newton formatted books, search archives for
> instructions or look a wiki
> Another good source of apps and books<http://www.tek-ed.com/>
> Email client at<http://homepage.mac.com/simonbell/mailv/>
> Search archives for discussion and links to browsers.
> For ethernet setup see<http://www.pda-soft.de/body_ethernetconnectivity.html
>   >  read carefully Frank provides a great deal of information, isn't
> likely to repeat self.
> Good luck
> Woody
> On May 11, 2011, at 4:26 PM, Just Vecht wrote:
>> I got a Newton Messagepad 2100 through a friend, who liked to see in
>> in
>> good hands. I love the thing. Now I need to learn how it works. I like
>> it to be able to get my e-mail when at a WiFi hotspot and hopefully I
>> can use Twitter as well. Perhaps use it as an ebook reader too?
>> First hurdle is: how do I get data on and off? It has a 12 MB Pretec
>> linear flash card. I have an an older laptop running Windows XP with a
>> wide PCMCIA slot. However XP does not recognize the card. I did not
>> find
>> any software or driver yet.
>> regards,
>> Just Vecht
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