Re: [NTLK] Graphics to MacOS X serially? [was WiFi problems again]

From: Tony Kan <>
Date: Sun May 31 2009 - 06:21:23 EDT


Thanks for sharing the exact configuration settings you have on your Newton
Internet Setup. Let me chime in here but if anyone thinks they know better
please sing out:

1. Local IP address and subnet mask: This should be automatically allocated by
the network DHCP server and you shouldn't need to set this. When you fill out
the Internet Setup slip use "DHCP Server" not Manual.

Fixing the numbers and the subnet mask yourself particularly when you don't know
what you're doing can create network confusion. For example every device on
your network should have a different and unique IP address. By letting the DHCP
server allocate IP addresses you avoid all the complexity.

2. Card: looks OK

3. Domain Name: set at None looks OK too.

Have a crack at that and let us know how you get on.




Configuration: Manual
Card: Lucent WaveLAN/IEEE
Subnet Mask:
Local IP Address: (Why? No idea, other than that I saw this
used on a working setup somewhere)
Gateway/Router Address: (This is the IP address of my
Primary DNS/Name Server Address: (I have no idea why, but saw
it used on a working setup -- it is, I believe, also the address of my
iMac, but I do not know if this is of any significance -- I don't see
that I need to use the iMac in any way)
Alternate DNS/Name Sarver Address: (same comment)
Domain Name: <None>

If you know of anywhere that provides understandable explanations for
the various fields, please let me know!

Or, at least, it was, as I am constantly trying new values in those
fields for which I have no idea of what to really use. In any case,
the result is always the same (even if I write nonsense values):
"Couldn't resolve IP address."

I shall have to locate the packages you list. The only one currently
installed is Hiroshi's 802.11b package, needed for the Lucent
Technologies card that I have. Perhaps you've located the problem with
these missing packages.



On 30 May 2009, at 23:00, Andy Hill wrote:

> Please excuse me if you already know the following:
> It looks like you are getting near the problem. You seem to have the
> main packages installed but there are others you need.
> See below.
> You *don't* need to load ISP presets. You *only* need to use Generic
> set
> up.
> Choosing generic will allow you, on the next tap, to choose either
> Ethernet (for ethernet / wireless cards) or Modem for dial up.
> Then you tap in your ISP details.
> I believe you are seeking to connect wirelessly. Therefore have you
> installed the ethernet packages?
> You should have installed *all *of the following:
> z3CommDrv:clli
> 3C589
> Fallon Enet
> Hiroshi's 802.11bWaveLan (if you want to use wireless).
> For dial up you would also need the NIE Modem and Serial package.
> Once you have set up your internet setup, you can then choose this in
> the Owner Info.
> This coupled with your mail settings should be all you need.
> Hope this helps.
> Andy

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