Hooking up a Windows laptop to an Airport Base Station

I just bought a USR 11Mbps wireless card for my laptop. I wanted to set things up so I could access my Airport Base Station from that laptop. It took a little doin’, but all is now well. If you need to do this, the important thing is to disable WEP on the base station, and set the PC card to “infrastructure” mode. Here are some links that might be helpful:

Cross-platform AirPort Wireless Networks

USR Support for the USR2410 card

Toshiba e310

The Toshiba e310 showed up at work yesterday, while I was off watching Star Wars in NYC. I just got finished setting things up. First problem: electricity! I’m definitely pushing it at this point, with about 12 devices all plugged in to the same wall socket. Well, a lot of them aren’t really on very often, so I’m probably OK. Second problem: Getting the darn thing to play nice with my PC. You’d think this wouldn’t be a problem, what with Microsoft being responsible for both sides of the connection. It appears somewhat stable at this point. I’ll have to keep my fingers crossed. Now, off to find some oddball freeware…

Toshiba e310

Ordered a Toshiba e310 Pocket PC from Amazon last night. Looks like it ought to be a good unit. I’m still happy with my Palm i705, but my company is starting a new handheld project, using Pocket PC devices instead of Palms, so I figured I should get myself one and figure out the OS. Maybe even do a little development myself. Of course, I’ve had NS Basic for the Palm since February, and I haven’t written anything useful with that yet, so I’m probably not going to find myself with enough time to do Pocket PC development either. Well, who knows. It could happen!


Haven’t blogged in a while. Sorry!

PalmSource was good. Learned a lot. I still haven’t actually written any useful Palm programs yet, but at least I’ve gotten past the “Hello World” stage. I picked up a new i705 while I was out there. It’s pretty neat.

Things I like: rechargeable battery, always-on email, 8MB RAM, SD card slot.

Things I’m not thrilled about: still the same old monochrome screen!

PC Expo

Not much interesting to report from PC Expo this year.

Stuff that just wasn’t there this year:

  • Dot-coms.

  • Linux.

  • Dell.

Stuff that was:

  • Palm, Handspring, and Pocket PC stuff. And lots of it.

  • Lots of wireless stuff — service providers, hardware, devices.

  • Ott-Lite. These guys make nifty lamps. Okay it doesn’t sound exciting, but really, they’re nice lamps.