Re: [NTLK] NCX setup

From: Greg Hankins <>
Date: Mon Jan 28 2008 - 18:55:57 EST

I have been using NCX under Tiger via wireless to install package,
backup, import text files and such.

On my MP2000 I have: Ethernet Dock, Newton Internet Enabler, NIE
Ethernet module, and the wireless drivers, of course. In my Internet
setup I have created one called "Card Ethernet Setup" in which my
particular card is selected and I have it configuration set to DHCP
Server. When I insert the card, I note that I have "Use Card for
Appletalk" checked in the dialog box that appears.

After starting up NCX on my laptop, I start-up Dock on the MP2000,
choose to Connect Via Ethernet. Normally, I already have my laptop
selected to Connect to, but, if I have moved from the wireless
network at home to the one at work, I will often choose "Other
computer" in the Connect to line of Dock. That allows me to change
my worksite before firing up the wireless and trying to connect.

Generally I can then watch the wireless connect to the network, get
an IP address, and, shortly after, up pops the Doc command screen.

I believe I got the impression, when I was first getting all this to
work, as others have suggested, that the Ethernet Dock and the TCP/IP
on the Newton may not play happily together. I note others preferred
TCP/IP. I had more success with Ethernet Dock. YMMV.

I have also heard there are load order issues with NIE and the other
components. I evidently justblundered into the right order.


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

On Jan 28, 2008, at 4:37 PM, Ian P. Currie wrote:

> Hi Jon,
> The error is:
> "NIE Error
> An error occurred. Try reloading the device driver, If the problem
> persists, contact the device driver developer. (-61001)"
> Happens during the connection process, at about the time the Newton is
> usually negotiating the password and such with my router. Looks
> like a
> conflict with the Ethernet extension to me.
> Do you not use the Ethernet extension at all, then?
> Will also give the force quit thing a try.
> I.
>> Exactly what error? Is it when you try to connect? or when launching
>> the Dock with it enabled? I believe there are load-order issues with
>> NIE, and the fact that all the parts ought to be on internal, not
>> on a
>> card--something to look at. Also, I don't know if this extension is
>> compatible with the Ethernet extension. I've never had a problem with
>> odd errors...
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