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

From: David Neale <>
Date: Sat Feb 28 2009 - 09:17:18 EST

Hello Ian,

Yes, that's how easy it should be, I agree, and that's how easy it was
those several years ago when I got the setup working in Belgium. Now,
however, using basically the same equipment (same MessagePads, same
Orinoco Lucent card, same AirPort, different iMac and version of MacOS
X -- not that they should play a major role), I am quite unable to
achieve a connection.

My software matches that you have listed and the installation
procedure has been followed carefully. I have tried to ensure that I
have the latest version of each piece of software.

I have even removed encryption from the AirPort. Still no success.

The only difference I can see, is that you seem to have a more recent
AirPort (mine is an old Snow), but that really should make no
difference. Perhaps the Lucent card has reached the end of its days
(although it is recognised correctly and flashes merrily now and then).

There might be an AirPort Extreme on the horizon, so perhaps I'll try
again when and if that ever becomes reality.

Thanks for your help, anyway.


On 23 Feb 2009, at 23:36, Ian P. Currie wrote:

> David,
> Again, sorry for the late response.
> This is an adapted version of a post I sent many moons ago. If you
> haven't been through all this exactly as I have it here, maybe worth
> trying again:
> - ... I downloaded a fresh copy NIE 2 from
> Unna
> (
> )
> and a fresh copy of Hiroshi's driver from
> .
> - I used Remove It to delete the existing NIE 2 files + the existing
> copy of Hiroshi's driver from the Newt.
> - Reinstalled everything in
> the order directed by Victor Rehorst in
> . I
> did
> a Reset on the Newton after each package install.
> 1-Internet Enabler
> 2-Internet Setup
> 3-Newton Devices
> 4-Ethernet support
> 5-Hiroshi's WaveLan Driver
> -Put the card back in the Newt, configured it as follows:
> Infrastructure
> WEP Yes (String - 15 characters) (NB - I am now using no encryption)
> -Did a new Internet Setup
> Card - Lucent WaveLAN/IEEE
> Domain Name- None
> And presto - works like a charm.
> Now - the settings on the Base Station:
> Wireless Mode: Create a Wireless Network
> Radio Mode: 802.11n(802.11b/g compatible)
> Channel: Automatic
> Security: None (NB - I am now using none, but used WEP on the AEBS
> previously)
> DHCP beginning address is and I have no address reserved for
> the Newt. The Base Station assigns one.
> It's really that easy for me... no unusual settings or anything.
> I.

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