Re: [NTLK] Wireless Help?

From: Greg Hankins <>
Date: Tue Dec 25 2007 - 13:06:19 EST

I've been lurking without contributing so far, because other folks
seem more knowledgeable than me about all this.

I just tested my card, inserting it into the newt and then clicking
"setup" in the resulting Slip. If I choose "Infrastructure" as the
Mode, I get "Channel 1 (ignored)," as you mention. But if I switch to
either of the options ("ad-hoc" or "ad-hoc (old-fashioned"), then I
do get the option of selecting a channel.

I'm getting DHCP with no trouble from my Airport Extreme, set to b/g.
Also an Airport Express at work and a Linksys of some sort at my
printer's place. (My card is a Lucent Wavelan Turbo Silver.

I was going to try a manual setup with my hardware just to see if I
could replicate your problem, but I have folks in the house using the

Some more or less random thoughts:

I wonder if the Newt thinks you are connected because you used manual
connection in other words, if you set it to manual, the Newt just
assumes you know what you are doing, rather than checking it out to
see whether a connection really exists.

I wonder if you can test the card by using it in a laptop?

If in fact a connection to the router is happening, it does seem as
though the problem is a DNS server problem.

As I mentioned, other folks here are clearly more knowledgeable than
me about this, but I wonder whether it might be worth going back
fiddling about to try to get the DHCP to work. If you're successful,
it will give you more connection options.


Greg Hankins
Happy Hank's Honey House
Mt. Gilead, NC

On Dec 25, 2007, at 2:43 AM, Ian P. Currie wrote:

> HMM!
> I have tried both modes, but you raise a new one for me here with
> "picked the appropriate channel."
> When I put the card in, the section for channel says "1 (ignored)"
> and
> I am unable to change the setting. I assume because it is ignored
> anyway... still, I tried restricting my router to channel 1. Didn't
> help.
> Should I be able to switch channels on the Newton?
> I.
>> Are you using the card in Infrastructure or adhoc mode? I was having
>> similar issues when the card was set to Infrastructure mode. I
>> switched to adhoc, picked the appropriate channel, and it solved my
>> problem.
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