Re: [NTLK] Wireless Help?

From: Greg Hankins <ghankins_at_mac.com>
Date: Wed Dec 26 2007 - 10:17:39 EST

Ian,
Trying to work on your problem a bit using my own setup, I have
discovered something interesting that could really interfere with
debugging, so thought I would pass it along.

Basically, it appears that you have to you have to eject the card and
then reinsert it to get the Newt to notice that you have changed your
worksite. Let me explain:

I have a couple of different worksites that have different SSIDs --
let's call them "home" and "office".

Let's say I am working at home and try to check my mail using the
"office" ssid. I get the failure notice that you describe: "problem
connecting. DCHP serve . . ."

If I then touch "receive" again in my mail program, and change the
worksite to "home" so that it has the correct SSID, the Newt still
won't connect. I still get the same error. The only way to make it
recognize the new worksite and SSID near as I can tell, is to eject
the card and reinsert it.

I mention all this only because, if you are trying various setup
options without ejecting an reinserting the card each time, this
little hiccup could be causing you trouble.

I have only just discovered this, so there may be work-arounds other
than ejecting and reinserting the card. And, as always, YMMV.

Cheers!

Greg
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Happy Hank's Honey House
Mt. Gilead, NC
ghankins@mac.com

On Dec 26, 2007, at 7:27 AM, Ian P. Currie wrote:

> Hi Adriano,
>
> Cannot locate any reference to UDP in the Airport Extreme manual
> setup,
> and I'm not running the OS X firewall, so I guess UDP is not blocked.
>
> I.
>
>
> On Wed, 26 Dec 2007 12:49:43 +0100, Adriano wrote:
>> Please check that your firewall is not set to block UDP traffic.
>>
>> Adriano
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>> 26/dic/07 Ian P. Currie wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks so much for the detailed information Frank.
>>>
>>> When I recently re-installed everything, the first thing I tried was
>>> the configuration you mention - no WEP, a very short and simple
>>> SSID on
>>> the router... and it just doesn't work.
>>>
>>> I'm pretty sure it's the card at this point (and have found a Lucent
>>> Silver on eBay) but I'm still open to suggestions!
>>>
>>> BTW - the card I found on eBay is identified by the seller as
>>> "Lucent
>>> Tech Orinoco Silver" -- does the "Orinoco" make a difference?
>>>
>>> I.
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