[NTLK] Newton-Internal-WiFi (request to buy)

Martin Ossio martinossio at yahoo.com
Fri May 3 01:09:12 EDT 2019

Hi Dan,

You are right!
Ad hoc is another different protocol.
And some mobiles even block some ports more than others.

I have found a very interesting and optimistic article about Newtons with a Wifi Card that do Wifi Syncing:

http://www.newted.org/raparker/newton/HOWTO-WirelessAppleTalk.pdf <http://www.newted.org/raparker/newton/HOWTO-WirelessAppleTalk.pdf>

From what I have read, Newton can support Ad Hoc in certain combinations, albeit needing to follow the instructions mentioned there.

I like the prospect of idea of Syncing everything Wireless!!

Generally I have most Wifi routers open to all, without password  :)
(Like Apple Store does)

But try never to do anything sensitive while connected to them.

Thanks Dan!


> On May 2, 2019, at 2:06 PM, Dan <dan at dbdigitalweb.com> wrote:
> That would be what is called Ad hoc as I haven't yet seen an android act as a full wireless router yet.  And that is different.  You could try it but I REALLY doubt it would work.  You would be better off getting a old router that has WEP and can do 802.11b.  While they all can do WEP not all these days can still do 802.11b.  At least that is the only one that worked when I was using my Newton on the wireless.
> To reduce the security problem, get a router where you can lower the transmission (TX) power.  That way the person has to be right next to your router for it to work instead of driving by your house lol.  Another thing you can do is set it up as a separate network from the rest of your home network.  That way if someone does get in, the only thing they can access is your Newton (which they wouldn't have a clue what to do lol) or ride your Internet connection.
> -Dan
> On 5/2/2019 1:28 PM, Martin Ossio via NewtonTalk wrote:
>> I thought to connect via Wifi to my android smartphone (acting as a Wifi).
>> Hopefully to send emails out of my Newton.
>> I Don't expect to other uses…. yet!
>> Would it be possible?
>> Martin
>>> On May 2, 2019, at 12:19 PM, Christoph Schröder <newtonhonk at posteo.de> wrote:
>>> Don’t expect too much of WiFi. WiFi on the Newton is not good. Only wep. I use ethernet pcmcia cards. 
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