[NTLK] Can't connect my Newtons...

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Sun May 22 11:04:07 EDT 2016

Very interesting and thanks for sharing.  I suspect it has something to
do with the MAC addresses.  The Apple Time Capsule assigns the address
though DHCP it "hangs on" to that configuration even after the device
disappears.  My thought is the newton tries to get assigned a new
address and the time capsule says "no you are this...." and they have a
disagreement.  But when you change the cards, it changes the MAC and
hence the time capsule thinks you have a totally new device, and
releases the old address.  Then you swap back to the original card which
does this reset again allowing the original setup to be used.


On 5/22/2016 6:13 AM, Piotrowski Paweł (Newton) wrote:
> It’s me again ;)
> I think is good to put here info about source of problem and my solution (for posterity):
> I detected that the whole problem was generated by my WiFi card (Intel PRO/Wireless 2011) and AP (Apple Time Capsule 1st generation). Probably both devices do not understand each other sometimes, and at the end AP don’t give proper info about DNS to WiFi card.
> I observe, that problem show up, when I turn off Newton for longer period. When Newtons work everyday, everything is fine.
> Solution: When problem show up, I just changed WiFi card in one of Newton (I have couple Lucent cards too) for a second, initiate connection and then shut down connection. After this silly intervention I went back to the Intel WiFi card. And voilà! All Newtons back and working fine ;)
> Best regards,
> Pawel Piotrowski

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