[NTLK] Ethernet Connection Testing

Michael Sheflin sheflinm at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 10:11:11 PDT 2021

To Sylvain's point, I don't think the lights on the card would be expected
until you actually try to "connect".  Try downloading Newt's Cape (
http://www.unna.org/unnasearch/entry.php?pkey=139) and then opening any
page.  You don't need to let it load, but when it tries to load, you should
get obvious signs of life with the card's lights and you should see Newt's
Cape start to "GET" data.  If the lights blink in sequence and then turn
off there is likely a software/settings issue with the connection.

To that last point, you might want to experiment with removing that domain
name.  If none of that works, although I assume you got them from here,
some Atlan drivers are also here (

On Tue, Mar 23, 2021, 7:38 AM Sylvain Pilet <sylvain at pilet.net> wrote:

> Alan,
> You need to see if your router recognizes your card and assigns it an
> address. If the light of the card does not light up, it means that the card
> is not connected, or at worst that it does not work.
> But installing NIE is not enough! For the connection to be effective, the
> Newton must ask, through a program (such as NewtScape, MailV, or any other
> service that needs to be connected) for the connection to be opened (and
> thus the card activated).
> To summarize, on Newton, the connection must be requested by a program for
> the connection to be opened and the card activated... NIE just lets you
> know what to do when such a request is made.
> Sylvain Pilet
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