[NTLK] Docking

Smith Woody woodysmith at me.com
Wed Sep 14 15:34:07 EDT 2011

I have had experience with this card and have found it to work.
You are missing at least the Farallon package which is necessary with  
3Com cards.

See Frank's excellent setup directions, read carefully and only  
install what's necessary for your card.


On Sep 14, 2011, at 1:12 PM, Max Smith wrote:

> First of all, many thanks to Ron Parker for helping me with un-
> bootsrapping my MessagePad.
> I now wanted to try out the many programs written for it. So I'm
> working on connecting via ethernet. So, I thought I had it all
> figured out, but I'm now having trouble. Here's what has been done so
> far:
> I've got the Y2010 card, and have installed the following packages
> related to ethernet:
> Newton Devices
> Internet Setup
> 3C589
> NIE Ethernet
> Newton Internet
> I'm using a 3Com 3C589C "EtherLink III" LAN card, which is confirmed
> working (I tested in in an old ThinkPad 600X) with a crossover
> ethernet cable. I'm trying to connect to an iMac G4 running 10.4.11
> and I've downloaded and installed NCU and run it in Classic.
> My question now is, what software do I use on the Newton itself to
> connect? I'm assuming the dock application, but there doesn't seem to
> be a selection for EtherTalk, although if I remember correctly,
> EtherTalk was just an implementation of AppleTalk over ethernet.
> It should be  noted that when the LAN card is inserted the Newton
> spits out "There is a problem with this card. (Newton cannot
> recognize this type of card.)".
> Assistance would be greatly appreciated!

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