[NTLK] MP2100 WiFi issue w/ Farallon card

Morgan Aldridge morgant at makkintosshu.com
Wed Dec 31 23:29:41 EST 2014

On Wednesday, December 31, 2014, Blake Patterson <blakespot at gmail.com>

> Thanks for the welcome folks!
> So, here is what I am dealing with right now. I have a Farallon SkyLine
> 11mb WiFi card I grabbed off eBay recently for use with my MP2100.
> My home WiFi network is the Apple AirPort Extreme that's locked down with
> WPA2, so I hung my older D-Link DLG-4500 "Gaming Router" off a switch on
> the LAN and have it wide open for testing purposes (tried WEP with no
> success, so opened it up).
> To cut through a long description of what I've done, I took a video. If
> anyone has the time, I'd appreciate it if you could take a look.
> http://youtu.be/UHfprWOZlfk
> I did not see my router on the compatible list, but unsure if that's
> because of lack of testing or a negative. Also, I am able to connect to the
> open hotspot "Apple Newton" in my home on my iPad, etc.
> At first I used my local DNS settings ( and got the same
> result, so I then tried Google DNS which is what is shown. Same result on
> both. Comcast is my provider.

Good call on using a static IP as that is usually much more reliable.
Sounds like you've tried a couple DNS servers, but have you tried
requesting a site by IP address instead of DNS name to see if bypassing DNS

Do you have any of Paul Guyot's patches installed such as Lantern patch or
NIE patch (see <http://www.kallisys.com/>)? I don't recall exactly whether
the latter was related to DNS, but I know I was running both in my setup.
It's also worth looking at the README or an older version of his site from
the Internet Archive to see if his MoreWifiCards package would improve
support for your card at all.

I haven't used WiFi on my MP2100 in a few years, but might try to get it up
& running again.

Hope that helps,


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