[NTLK] Ethernet Dongle Dead?

Bob Carls Dudney kosmicdollop at saber.net
Tue Mar 26 11:43:09 EDT 2013

On my 3Com card the dongle light only stays on if it’s connected. It
lights briefly when called, but then goes dark until connection

If it’s staying lit, I wonder if your Internet Setup is correct. Is it set
to manual or DHCP, for instance.

Good luck,


> Dear NewtonTalk Users,
> 	Many thanks to Arcee, I'm now up and running and installing packages on
> my Newton via serial.  Very cool!  I have run into a funny problem with
> my Ethernet card. (3com 3C589D)  I think my card's dongle might be bad.
> Allow me to explain.
> 	I followed Frank's instructions on pda-soft.de to install the necessary
> packages from NIE plus the specific drivers for the card.
> 	I used the internet setup assistant to make an ethernet profile, again by
> Frank's instructions.
> 	I installed the package to connect to NCX via ethernet.
> 	I tried connecting to NCX... failed after not finding a desktop
> 	I tried sending mail using MailV... failed connecting to DHCP server
> 	I restarted my router a few times, power reset the Newton, and also
> manually configured the ethernet profile... now it fails to resolve the
> hostname.
> 	When the Newton tries to use the card the light on the dongle comes on
> but the lights on the ethernet switch that the Newton is plugged into
> stay dark.  I'm positive the ethernet cable is good; I just used it with
> another machine.  I tried testing for continuity on the dongle with my
> multimeter but got nothing.  Also my router shows no history of the
> Newton connecting.
> 	Has anyone had a similar problem?  Is there a good way to test this?
> Best Regards,
> Alex
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