[NTLK] MailV Stability/DHCP Issues

Scott Ticknor ticknor at me.com
Tue May 24 13:04:20 EDT 2016

I believe that 3Com card is a wired card… i could never get DHCP to work on the Newt unless the card is wired into a hub. The Newt would never sense the network when connected to a switch. 


> On May 20, 2016, at 1:48 PM, Morgan Aldridge <morgant at makkintosshu.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 1:27 PM, Michael W. Arnold <michael at rnold.info> wrote:
>> Afternoon all,
>> I recently found a 3Com 3C589C pc card new in the box on eBay.  (For only $8!!!!)
> Nice!
>> I’ve been attempting over the last several days to get e-mail working on my eMate.
>> Thus far DHCP doesn’t seem to work and MailV is spotty.
> DHCP is definitely problematic on Newtons, so you're not alone there.
> Configuring a static IP address is best. DNS should work, though
> you'll have to hard-code DNS servers.
>> Manually entering network information and referencing imap and smtp servers by IP rather than name, nets occasional successful sends and retrieves of e-mail.  Normally, however, I get random error messages stating that the connection was lost or disconnected.  Sometimes a reboot of the eMate will solve the problem.
>> My question: is this a MailV issue, eMate issue, something with my network, etc?
> My first question would be is this an upgraded eMate? Internet access
> with just 1MB of RAM (which the MessagePad 2000 & eMate 300 came with)
> is often just too little, but the 4MB upgrade in the eMate or a
> MessagePad 2100 is sufficient. I wouldn't rule out network issues or
> MailV. I haven't tried Internet on my eMate as I don't have the memory
> upgrade, but another consideration might be the processor speed (25MHz
> in the eMate vs 162MHz in the MessagePad 2x00s) as it's possible it
> causes connection timeouts.
> I wouldn't rule out network or MailV issues, but I think you should be
> able to get this stable enough to send basic emails.
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