Re: [NTLK] Problems connecting to AirPort

From: Morgan Aldridge <>
Date: Tue Nov 20 2007 - 10:45:43 EST

On Nov 20, 2007 9:24 AM, Laurent Daudelin <> wrote:
> 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.

After turning off the WEP on the AirPort, did you remove the WEP key
from Hiroshi's WaveLAN driver settings? It likely won't be able to
connect if it's still trying to provide authentication credentials. If
you just back the AirPort down to 40-bit encryption, enter the new
"equivalent network password" on the Newton and try again, does that
make a difference?

Have you double checked that the SSID is spelled correctly, with
correct capitalization & white space, and matches the AirPort's
wireless network name?

And last, but not least, do you have the correct worksite selected so
it's getting all the appropriate configurations for NIE, Hiroshi's
WaveLAN drivers, etc.?

Some people have described removing the SSID & WEP Key completely from
the WaveLAN driver settings and that it'll connect to the nearest
802.11b access point that's open, so it's probably worth trying that
with WEP off on the AirPort to make sure you can get at least some

Morgan Aldridge

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