Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Wireless Networking


Attempt to link wirelessly new Mac Powerbook to Linksys WRT54GS router (hardware version 6; firmware v1.50.6) so far unsuccessful. Even though I enter correct password when prompted, the Mac says there is a "problem joining the selected network". New 1.52.2 firmware available as of 7/2/2007. Tried to install, but formatted as .bin file, which I don't seem able to open or execute. Someone named Larry_Kahan on Linksys forum thread, says "Do not expand the .bin file. Just start the update routine and point the router at the downloaded .bin file." and provides specific steps.

One suggestion offered on linksys forum is to insert $ before one of the alternate WEP key (i.e., as alternative to entering password?).

Apple Discussions has a similar thread.

Personal install disk designed for Windows O.S. only. Able to patch to router with physical cable. Also, O.S. X recognizes suzukinet signal, but not correct password. Trying to diagnose problem at local unit address, i.e.,

If all else fails, install Bootcamp, and access the router via Windows XP.

Motorola Surfboard FAQs

Online rebate form

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Comcast New Haven service packages

New Haven Service Center:
630 Chapel Street
M - T 8:00-5:00; F - 8:00-6:00 PM;
SAT - 8:00 - 12:00

Per Zoom Tech Support: Windows 2000 and XP Users: You must install the software before installing the PC Card. Software not yet tested with Windows XP logo, according to installer/OS. And then: "Unable to initiate HotSync operation because the port is in use by another application".

Unable to get Model 4312 Zoom Bluetooth PC Card Adapter to talk with Tungsten E2. Purchased card through Amazon for $54.99 on Dec. 23, Order #: 103-0127648-1186243 .

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Walking through WEP steps with Linksys tech support.
At first, new setting worked with intermittent disconnects, but after disabling IEEE 802.1x authentication, it seemed to be all right. Earlier, I had been trying to set up the WPA (Wireless Protected Access) to my Linksys WRT54G wireless router. I found what appears to be a set of instructions for this procedure on the 10 most frequently asked questions on the Linksys Support Page. I'm also waiting on the phone for a tech support person, since I'm finding the instruction a bit vague.

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