[NTLK] NIE setup on 2100 for new user without dongle

From: E. Smith (eirens_at_gmail.com)
Date: Sun Mar 20 2005 - 18:52:17 PST

As of today, I'm a new MP 2100 user. The unit I picked up on eBay did
not come with a serial dongle nor any software.

I'd like to setup internet access for my 2100 so I can:

- Install other software from the web (transferred via FTP from
another computer on my LAN, if necessary)
- Browse the web
- Use email.

My salient physical resources are:

- An Apple Newton MessagePad 2100
- A desktop machine running Gentoo Linux
- A desktop machine running Windows XP Pro
- A ThinkPad laptop running Windows 2000 and Gentoo Linux with an IrDA port
- A compact flash-to-PCMCIA adapter
- Tons of CF memory cards (unfortunately ATA, of course)
- One or two PCMCIA modems (one's probably 3Com)

I have two questions:

1. What are my different options?
2. Which option is the most direct (simplest)?

If I have not provided enought data, I welcome your questions.

Thanks for helping me.


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