On Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:40:40 UTC, Grant Taylor <gta...@tnetconsulting.net
> On 06/15/2018 12:24 PM, Barbara wrote:
> > As you can see I really wanted a wifi adapter.
> Do you want a WiFi adapter (NIC) -or- do you want WiFi connectivity? As
> in would an external gaming adapter that plugs in hardwired to the
> computer's copper NIC provide the connectivity that you want?
These computers have no NIC or a good place to put one. Or if it has one
there's no driver to allow them to work with any of the OS/2 products. So "NO"
to your first question. Simply wanted a wifi adapter that works exactly like a
NIC but operates externally through a computer ethernet port. They also work on
game machines, TVs and anything else that has an ethernet port.
I have one that works perfectly. I've tried many that didn't.
> > I'm suspicious of any device that wants you to go into your TCPIP
> > settings to turn "Auto Detect" off in order to configure it.
> Why are you suspicious of this?
It's a good place for newbies to mess up. And it's not necessary for the good
> A lot of the SOHO grade equipment that I've worked with over the last
> ~20 years does not itself provide DHCP configuration for clients and
> needs to be managed at a static IP. As such, (re)configuring a client /
> management device to be able to talk to the static IP on the device is,
> IMHO, standard operating procedure.
> About the only thing that does provide DHCP configuration for clients
> are routers. Most print servers, wireless access points (not combo
> units), IP cameras, IoT, etc. devices have a default static IP.
The good wifi adapters act more or less like a bridge, wirelessly picking up
properly configured router output and pushing it to a device without wifi
capability through an ethernet port. As I said I don't know networking and am
most likely using all the wrong words.
> > Then you can (maybe) turn it back on until the device fails, then
> > go through the whole thing again. I've wasted hours doing this.
> > rebootrebootreboot....
> I'll give you that such can be really annoying. Especially if the
> device has a tendency to loose settings for one reason or another.