Re: [NTLK] Wifi with WPA.

From: Leandro <>
Date: Wed Jan 16 2008 - 14:09:07 EST

Greetings, Joshua!

On Jan 16, 2008 4:52 PM, Joshua B Nass <> wrote:
> My Newton has never gone on Wifi. Mostly because of the WPA2 personal
> encryption I use at home. Is there 1. a card that will work with the newton
> 2000/2100 and 2. driver support for WPA? I'm having a very hard to tracking
> down the answer.

Not a chance, unfortunately. Orinoco cards supports only WEP, with
keys up to 128-bit in size.

This is also the reason I am not using my Newton on the network as
much as I'd like; hopefully, I can use my iPod Touch with a
WPA-enabled WiFi access point -- but I still miss the large,
comfortable screen, though.

Anyway, although not optimal in terms of security, you could: 1)
filter the access only to known MAC-addresses, 2) turn off SSID
broadcasting and 3) use WEP. This will of course only stop the most
naive user, since 1) changing a network card's MAC address is easy, 2)
obtaining the network identification number is easy with a stumbler
and 3) cracking a WEP key isn't too difficult either.


  Leandro A. F. Pereira <>
  Developer, Tiamat Software Wizardry.
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