Re: [NTLK] Desperately seeking connection (MessagePad 2100)

From: Tony Douglas <>
Date: Fri Feb 20 2009 - 19:19:52 EST


What have you got in your card setup as regards WEP & so on ? If using WEP make sure the keys match and remember to set the router to Open System, rather than Shared Key (had me pulling my hair out for ages before spotting that one).

Hope that helps,

- Tony

-----Original Message-----
From: David Neale <>
Sent: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 9:59 pm
Subject: [NTLK] Desperately seeking connection (MessagePad 2100)

Years ago I had it all working: email, Internet server, Web browsing…
But then I was living in Belgium. I must have done something, for
after I stopped using my MessagePads for several years because of
family problems and a subsequent move to Spain, I can't get any sort
of Internet connection again.

The setup is a MessagePad 2100 with a Lucent Technologies Orinoco
Silver WiFi card.

Installed packages include:

802.11b WaveLAN (driver for Lucent Technologies WiFi card)
(the card is recognised and has been set up)
Newton Devices
Newton Internet
NIE Ethernet
NIE Patch
POP Mail

Internet Setup is as follows:
Configuration: Manual
Card: Lucent WaveLAN/IEEE
Subset Mask:
Local IP Address:
Gateway/Router Address:
Primary DNS/Name Server Address:
Domain Name: <None>

(I have no idea what must be entered in Primary DNS/Name Server

Owner Info is completed for incoming and outgoing email.

When I try to send mail, the following

After clicking Send, I see

David Neale
Using Ethernet Manual (the correct name of the Internet setup)
Card Lucent WaveLAN/IEE

I tap Connect and see:
Initializing Please wait

immediately followed by the error:

Newton Sorry, a problem has occurred. (-48404)

I close the error message and tap the Stop button in the Initializing
Please wait tab.

Disconnecting then seems to function correctly.

Using Courier to attempt to access a URL, a similar Connect process is
followed and then,

Getting Internet Address (followed by the requested URL)

This disappears after about a minute -- no error message, no result
shown at all, just a blank page. This is the same for all URLs.

I haven't tried setting up a MessagePad as a web server again yet, as
I fear something very basic is wrong. But what? Any suggestion?

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