Re: [NTLK] Ethernet woes

From: Jeremy O'Brien <>
Date: Thu Sep 24 2009 - 23:19:34 EDT

On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 10:27:33PM -0400, Don Zahniser wrote:
> On 9/24/09, Jeremy O'Brien wrote:
> Hi, Jeremy -
> Your description mirrors almost exactly the difficulty I was having just
> yesterday. I had an error on my MP2100 that for some reason wiped the
> 'directory' information off my 20MB flash card. I'm a bit confused as
> to what exactly happened, but the end product was a working card that
> the Newton saw as completely blank. Fortunately, all of my data was on
> the internal store, and I only had packages to restore. I had a backup
> of the card made thru NCX, so I went that route. I chose ethernet for
> speed, but after the same kind of mess that you described, I elected to
> go with serial. Started it up and went away for a couple of hours...
> I am now ready to start troubleshooting this again, and I think I recall
> having had the same problem previously. My theory is that there is some
> sort of timing issue between NIE, Dock, and NCX that makes the
> connection failure-prone. I vaguely recall that initiating the TCP/IP
> connection (e.g. - with Courier) then launching the Dock and connecting
> to NCX gave me better luck (although not perfect) when I was connecting
> through ethernet more often a year or two ago. I haven't had a chance
> yet to test it out, but I intend to do so in the next couple of days.
> - Don

As an alternate solution, I just ordered a $10 serial->usb adaptor which
I will hopefully be able to get working with NCX more reliably. I'm very
excited about this.

The NewtonTalk Mailing List -
The Official Newton FAQ -
The Newton Glossary -
WikiWikiNewt -
Received on Thu Sep 24 23:19:32 2009

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Fri Sep 25 2009 - 00:30:01 EDT