[NTLK] ethernet woes

Forrest newton_phoenix at mindspring.com
Tue Jul 12 01:42:27 EDT 2016


Hi Will,

I am able to go online with a wide variety of Apple and Mac products—Mac SE/30, Apple IIgs and IIc, and of course my Newton MP2100s are a few. What I’ve found is that often the best way to get online is to use hardware and software from around the same timeframe as the machines you are trying to connect.

I’d suggest you try to find a router that’s a little older, perhaps a more vintage Linksys G or similar. I connect my Newts through an older Airport Express (the smaller square white one, A1084) which easily allows WEP connection and has rarely ever given me trouble. (I used to travel with it years ago when my work required overnight stays in hotels, many of which were not yet equipped with WiFi.)

I have a more recent Zyxel wireless modem that was provided me by CenturyLink for my DSL…I've physically connected the Airport Express to it (CAT5--or whatever--cable), created a wireless network thereon...the Newts then connect directly to that.

There has been over the years some concern about WEP and how it’s not as secure as the newer networks. At one time I used MAC filtering to help secure it; recently I have just turned off the SSID broadcasting. As someone else pointed out here, is there anything of any great value on these older machines you’re connecting to WEP that anyone could really want?

This way you could set up a newer more secure router for your normal Internet traffic, and a separate WEP network for the PB, eMate and Newts.

Hope this helps.

Forrest


> On Jul 11, 2016, at 3:41 PM, William James <whjames67 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi, I've been on here for sometime, and have never chimed in. Recently I have been trying to get my PowerBook 1400 up and running with the Orinoco Gold card. Like the latter Newts, it will only accept a 16 bit card. It ran perfectly before our recent move to a small very rural town. When we first moved here, I had to have them switch out the wireless router for one that was WEP capable. 
> 
> That worked for two weeks, then no dice, no connection for my PB 1400 or my Messagepad 2100 and eMate. I replaced iCab on the PowerBook with Classilla, it took 2 hours of playing around in the preferences, but it is now finally working. I switched the ISP server connect from the default 1.1 to 1.0, and on the proxy as well. Still no luck with the Newts. 
> 
> I am a complete novice on this, which makes me embarrassed to post (even though I have been using Newts since 1994), but can it be that the internet connect package on the 2000/2100/emate, is just not capable to cope with newer ISP servers?
> 
> Will
> 
> 
>      From: Piotrowski Paweł (Newton) <newton at indigi.co.uk>
> To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net 
> Sent: Monday, July 11, 2016 4:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] ethernet woes
> 
> Hi!
> 
> In my case, I had problem with WiFi cards. What helped me: I just create new internet setup settings and I swapped card for second. I know this last is strange but it works ;)
> 
> Another thing: If you don’t use WiFi, try delete WiFi drivers pkg. And delete unused drivers pkg.’s for other LAN card. Sometimes it make problems.
> 
> 
> Best regards,
> Pawel Piotrowski
> 
> NPDS Server: http://newton1.applenewton.co.uk (powered by Newton 2100)
> NPDS Tracker Server: http://tracker.applenewton.co.uk:3680 (powered by Raspberry Pi)
> 
> On 15 Jun 2016, at 12:56, Scott Ticknor <ticknor at me.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hey list,
>> I am having a heck of a time with my ethernet cards all of a sudden. I have three cards for my 2100: a Farallon, a 3com megahertz, and a 3com 589d. All are supported and have been working fine. But recently i have been unable to get any of them to “engage” properly. When i use the connect sheet, the loading screen appears, the light briefly appear on the card connector, then goes out. Meanwhile, the loading bar completes and thinks it has succeeded (I use a static IP for my connection setting). But when an application tries to get any data, i get an error (i forget which one, for share, maybe error (2)?).
>> It’s the same for every card. Meanwhile, my Orinoco card works perfectly. I tried creating new connection profiles, etc. I am sure i remember someone having this problem before. Any ideas? Reload all the NIE stuff perhaps?
>> 
>> thanks,
>> 
>>>> ST
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