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Article:
  The Penny-Pinching PowerBook 1400 Goes Wireless
Subject:   Strange Occurences
Date:   2004-04-11 11:34:43
From:   venga
Funny thing happened to my PB1400cs....I had the little laptop working just fine. I installed a Truemobile 1150 card and downlaoded the Orinoco 7.2 driver software and had configured it just fine to my Netgear Wireless Router. No worries right?


Well just the other day my wife is surfing happily on the 1400 and it crashes, too many pages open, no problem. I reboot, and the lo and behold, the TCP configurations are now generating IPs of 169.xxx.xxx rather than the correct IPs.


The long and short of it is, no matter how many reinstalls of the driver software I do, no matter how much I rerun the setup assistant, the Orinoco monitor isn't "finding" my router. When I go to edit my configurations in the Orinoco control panel my router's SSID is right there in the list of available networks, but the monitor continues to search for a network, and I'm but a foot away. (and it's still searching).


So, I am perplexed as to what happened. Everything was just peachy, what gives? My Router seems to be working just fine and I have all access restrictions off to facilitate reconnection with my 1400 but...no avail. I hope I didn't somehow fry my card.


It's an interesting predicament and I appreciate any input.


Roberto