Apple Newton with Wi-Fi (802.11b)

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  1. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

    LimeiBook86

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    Can a Newton support an 802.11b internet connection? I was thinking of getting a newton, I want a PDA because I CANT enter information directly to my iPod. I have a minitower G3 so I dont mind the only serial connection, I have $70 bucks. Which newtons can support 802.11b , can they go on the internet though a browser or AIM? I want to get one but I need more info. Please help thanks a lot! :D
     
  2. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

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    I think there's been other threads on the subject within the last couple of months, try searching...

    i shouldn't think, besides battery power, that there would be any problem... someone out there must have written drivers for it by now...

    :)
    pnw
     
  4. Gus macrumors 65816

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    Yes, the Newton will support 802.11 wireless with a wireless card from Lucent or Orinoco. The drivers can be found on the web. They were written by Woo, and work great. You have to have the Newton OS 2 or higher though. If you have a Newt 2000 or 2100 you are in luck. A 130 can be made to work with it, but because it is SO much slower, I would not suggest the 130. Check here:

    http://www.newted.com/
    http://www.thisoldnewt.com

    Good Luck!

    Regards,
    Gus
     
  5. Draft macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone written bluetooth drivers for the Newton yet? If someone has written drivers, and you can afford the extra cost required to get a bluetooth PC card, get that instead.
     
  6. Spock macrumors 68000

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    Why? Bluetooth is a short range wireless network and is almost to slow for internet Plus he would have to be within 4 Foot from his Computer.
     

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