Re: [NTLK] Problems connecting to AirPort

From: Laurent Daudelin <>
Date: Tue Nov 20 2007 - 09:24:04 EST

Hello again, Morgan.

On Nov 19, 2007, at 19:13, Morgan Aldridge wrote:

> On Nov 19, 2007 6:17 PM, Laurent Daudelin
> <> wrote:
>> Well, it seems I won't be able to use my AirPort base station with my
>> 2100. I have followed all the instructions, entered the equivalent
>> WEP key in the Wavelan driver, I can't seem to make any connection.
>> Installed TCPDock, tried to connect with NCX to no avail. Tried to
>> connect to multiple websites in NetHopper and Courier, websites that
>> used to work just fine with an Etherwave Ethernet card, nothing. I
>> see one steady light on the Lucent Wavelan card and the other one
>> blinks intermittently but no connection is established. This is
>> really frustrating!
> Which version of the Lucent WaveLAN card (Bronze, Silver, or Gold) are
> you using? I think I missed that detail in the previous thread ("Re:
> Bluetooth", I believe).
> Most people attempting to use Bronze cards report numerous issues. The
> Silver/Silver Turbo card only does 48-bit/64-bit WEP unless it has had
> its firmware upgraded to that of a Gold. The Gold card can do 128-bit
> WEP.

I'm using the Lucent Silver. My ABS is configured for 128-bit WEP
encryption. However, thinking that this might be the problem, I
turned it off and tried again and got the exact same message. From
NetHopper, after a couple of minutes, I would get an error that
connection has been dropped. All I see in manual mode (fixed IP
address) is one of the light on the Wavelan staying lit while the
other one briefly blinks.

>> I can however connect with the Keyspan adapter I bought from Owen
>> Wilson (thanks, Owen!). Can't sync iCal because NewtSync reports that
>> iCal is too old and that I need at least version 1.5.4 while I'm
>> using version 2.0.1. I would imagine this is a known problem? Any
>> cure for it?
> I believe there's a version of NewtSync's
> <> DateSync plug-in for iCal
> 2.x... probably
> <>.

I'll check out the DateSync plugin for NewtSync. Thanks.

>> My last problem and the reason I wanted to put back my Newton in
>> service are the notes syncing. The NewtSync can sync notes from
>> MacJournal 2.x or text files. I'd like to keep my notes on my
>> Blackjack phone as well but the Missing Sync for Windows Mobile
>> allows notes to be synced only from the Mark/Space Notebook
>> application (where notes are stored in a MySQL database from what I
>> could see) or with Yojimbo from Bare Bones Software. Both note
>> applications use proprietary format to store their notes, so short of
>> exporting as text and importing that in the Newton, I guess I'm
>> sorely SOL? Of course, I could always take on writing an plugin for
>> NewtSync but I'd rather not do that.
> One can probably write an AppleScript to go from plain text notes (via
> NewtSync of NCX) to Yojimbo or Mark/Space Notebook without having to
> actually develop a new plug-in for NewtSync.

I didn't think about an AppleScript but I'll give this a shot, once I
can get my 2100 to connect through TCP/IP.


Laurent Daudelin
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