Netgear FA411 and Jornada 720 nearly working

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Alt Bass
Posted 2017-09-14 8:37 PM
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You only need to install ActiveSync and execute those programs, cab files will be available somewhere in ActiveSync folder IIRC, you can transfer them manually.

Edited by Alt Bass 2017-09-14 8:38 PM
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Dave Wurm
Posted 2017-09-19 10:54 PM
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Did you get that NetGear FA411 card working?
If not, I have a DLink DCF-660W CF card available.

My Jornada 728 was having trouble with another Prism CF wifi card (TrendNet TEW-222CF, which is not listed in the HCL). So, having read that others had some success with the DCF-660W, I purchased one on ebay ($ 28 plus postage). As it turned out, I had the same trouble with both cards... until I got the right driver.

The driver that came on the CD with the TEW-222F worked somewhat. But occasionally, there was a message "cannot communicate with driver." There were a few other peculiarities with the software.

The drivers that came on the CD with the DCF-660W were for PPC. There was an hpc compatible DLink driver in the Download area on hpcfactor. But, it did not work well, and Ministumbler could not access the wifi card with the DLink driver. On the MiniStumbler and DLink support forums, there are several posts saying that MiniStumbler won't work with the DCF-660W. (But, as it turns out, the issue is with the driver... not with the card.)

The driver that worked was PRISM.HPC300ARM.CAB (Download at http://hpcmonex.net/izemize/prism.zip - This zip file contains "best cab for hpc2000 arm... also, cenet arm version..." ). Make sure all other Prism drivers have been deleted, with Remove Programs on the hpc Control Panel. Do soft reset before and after running Remove Programs. Then, install the Prism driver. Upon first card insertion, the system asks which driver to use with the card. Type in prismnds.dll

MiniStumbler (Download at http://hpcmonex.net/izemize/MiniStumbler.zip ) works with both cards with the above prism driver. I have not found good instructions for using MiniStumbler. The green triangle icon starts and stops scanning. The two gears icon 'reconfigures the card for scanning.' It would be nice if you could connect to an AP by clicking on one from the scan list. But this doesn't work. I manually copy the SSID from the list to the SSID box on the Configuration page of the Wireless Config Utility (icon in lower right of screen, with card inserted).

At first, DHCP did not seem to work, but I could connect with manual entry of my IP address. However, after a few soft resets and giving it a couple of minutes to think things over, DHCP is working now. I have been testing things with an Open connection (have not tried to use WEP).

If you are interested in the DLink card, send me a Private Message. Otherwise, I'll probably attempt to sell it on ebay.

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netcat
Posted 2017-09-29 8:34 PM
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Hi,

No I didn't get the Netgear FA411 card working with the native driver. I've received a brand new Linksys NP10T 10BaseT card from ebay US and it worked straight away with the native NE2000 driver. I might do some further testing with the FA411 and different drivers, when I got the time, and will update with results.
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Dave Wurm
Posted 2017-09-30 6:18 AM
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I see now that both the Netgear FA411 and Linksys NP10T cards are for wired ethernet. Up to this point, I had assumed the FA411 was a wireless (WiFi) card.
I suppose my assumption was because I was trying to make a wireless card work, at the time.

I have a Kingston KNE-PC2T wired ethernet card. As with your new card, it works very well without any worry about drivers.

As long as you have a secure wired LAN network, that's the way to go.
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