[NTLK] wireless connectivity
pmiker at copper.net
Tue Aug 31 09:46:04 EDT 2010
If I can turn off encryption just for the Newton, that would probably
work. I'll have to see if the security settings are across the board or
by individual connection.
While networking is not my area of expertise, I am the guy who has to
configure, install, trouble all the computer related stuff at work.
PC's, printers, laptops, desktops, router and internet access. Some of
this I am good at, some, not so good but I get it done. I also do my
regular work. I'm paid an extra $0.10 / hr to handle the IT. (You get
what you pay for!)
On 8/31/2010 8:31 AM, Morgan Aldridge wrote:
> While the Lucent/ORiNOCO/etc (all different branding of the same card)
> WaveLAN Gold (or WaveLAN Silver that has been upgraded w/Gold's
> firmware) are 802.11b and will work with 128-bit WEP encryption (as
> does the Buffalo/MELCO card that I have), sadly, none of them will
> work with WPA encryption.
> You would have to either downgrade the encryption to 128-bit WEP
> (which I highly suggest _not_ doing as it's easily& quickly hacked
> these days) or turn off encryption completely for the Newton to be
> able to connect. My guess is that both are not going to be options as
> this is a business WiFi access point.
> If you are allowed physical access to the ethernet network, I'd
> suggest an ethernet card for the Newton. It's the same setup procedure
> (sans the need for wifi drivers and the headache of trying to enter
> the correct WEP key in hex), should be a hair faster (less latency,
> although I don't know if its discernible) and it might even be easier
> on the batteries.
> The NewtonTalk Mailing List - http://newtontalk.net/
> The Official Newton FAQ - http://splorp.com/newton/faq/
> The Newton Glossary - http://splorp.com/newton/glossary/
> WikiWikiNewt - http://tools.unna.org/wikiwikinewt/
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