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Old 08 April 2013, 12:14   #1
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A1200 Wireless?

Is there any way of getting my A1200 to recognise a wireless internet connection so as I may use a browser in my A1200 to download programs rather than transferring them to disk or disc every time I want something?

Perhaps a PCM card that will see my router?

If I have to do a major hack job I am not interested.

Thanks guys
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Old 08 April 2013, 12:22   #2
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Ofc you can.
There are ready to play solutions like AmigaKit's EasyNet PCMCIA Wireless Card. Which don't need anything much stuff you need to know to install and operate.

If you wanna make it your own way, you can also try getting an used NetGear MA401 PCMCIA Ethernet NIC from eBay then install a TCPI/IP stack like AmiTCP and Miami then and install the Prism2 driver for the device.

If you search a little you can find a nice guide for WiFi from Fitzsteve and also some nice guide for AmiTCP installation from Thomas.
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Old 08 April 2013, 12:42   #3
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Absolutely lovely mfilos, thank you so much for the information
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I brought this one from eBay, not received it yet, but £15 cheaper than the one on AmigaKit.
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Old 08 April 2013, 15:13   #5
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The PCMCIA solution is assuming you have an Amiga that has a PCMCIA connector.


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Ofc you can.
There are ready to play solutions like AmigaKit's EasyNet PCMCIA Wireless Card. Which don't need anything much stuff you need to know to install and operate.

If you wanna make it your own way, you can also try getting an used NetGear MA401 PCMCIA Ethernet NIC from eBay then install a TCPI/IP stack like AmiTCP and Miami then and install the Prism2 driver for the device.

If you search a little you can find a nice guide for WiFi from Fitzsteve and also some nice guide for AmiTCP installation from Thomas.
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Notice that many Amiga compatible PCMCIA WIFI adapters only supports WEP encryption, which isn't recommended to use since it can very easily be hacked.
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The PCMCIA solution is assuming you have an Amiga that has a PCMCIA connector.
Well that's why I stated I have an A1200 when I first asked the question since it came as standard with a PCMCIA port


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I brought this one from eBay, not received it yet, but £15 cheaper than the one on AmigaKit.
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Notice that many Amiga compatible PCMCIA WIFI adapters only supports WEP encryption, which isn't recommended to use since it can very easily be hacked.
Not overly concerned but thanks for the tip
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Just as a warning to others, don't be tempted to buy cheep cards from eBay like I did, it turned out to be rubbish! could not get it working at all and the drivers they supplied were just the ones that are available free from Aminet.

Not to mention the fact that one of the floppy's had read errors!

I decided to cut my losses and order EasyNet from Amigakit.
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Old 07 May 2013, 11:48   #9
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For those of you who have ethernet already, Netgear wireless bridges are fantastic. They're small, support up to wireless N with WPSK2, and can be found for dirt cheap.

Also handy for an Amiga without PCMCIA, OG XBoxes, etc.
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Notice that many Amiga compatible PCMCIA WIFI adapters only supports WEP encryption, which isn't recommended to use since it can very easily be hacked.
This would be my main concern leaving(nearly) an open network
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Notice that many Amiga compatible PCMCIA WIFI adapters only supports WEP encryption, which isn't recommended to use since it can very easily be hacked.

AFAIK Most of the cards supported by A1200 can be updated to support WPA2. It requires a PC with PCMCIA though.

My guide googletranslated:

This is how i did with my Netgear MA401 (not sure if one should use the same firmwares for other NICs).

On the PC:

Installed drivers for the MA401: http://support.netgear.com/app/answe...lkL2dHNDlJdndr

Installed WinUpdate
Rebooted because the program wouldn't start unless i rebooted.
Started the program

Checked my current FW-version with Query Firmware Version

Downloaded the following files from http://linux.junsun.net/intersil-prism/firmware/1.7.4 (There are newer versions but Neil told me to use these)

pk010101.hex 02-Jul-2003 01:38 16K
sf010704.hex 02-Jul-2003 01:38 171K

Choosed add files in WinUpdateFlash, started with
pk010101.hex and then sf010704.hex clicked Continue to start
the flashing.

On the Amiga it was pretty simple because of nice installscript. The installer
asked for ssid and encryptionkey and created a config-file automatically and
also added the program which sets encryptionkey to the user-startup file."
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Old 15 May 2013, 12:04   #12
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Just as a warning to others, don't be tempted to buy cheep cards from eBay like I did, it turned out to be rubbish! could not get it working at all and the drivers they supplied were just the ones that are available free from Aminet.

Not to mention the fact that one of the floppy's had read errors!

I decided to cut my losses and order EasyNet from Amigakit.
Sorry to read you had a problem, I would of happily of sent you out a replacement floppy and I would of offered support in setting up.
 
 


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