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Santa Ana, CA 92799-6904, USA

The President's Message

October 2005

by Tony Butka

Hi, All (Yes I really exist)!

Our main presentation at the October meeting was Sandy Shapiro doing a demonstration of how he got the ASUS WL330g Pocket Access Point working on his Thinkpad under OS/2. While this sounds like a straightforward proposition (right???), we quickly got a hands on help desk tutorial on how to set the device up. This was due to the fact that

  1. our network provided by Steve Schiffman used fixed IP addressing instead of the more common DHCP automatic protocol, and
  2. the facility that we were using also had a security/password setup to be dealt with.
Anyhow, all was well in the end and thanks to both Sandy and Steve Schiffman for the demonstration.

The device itself is very cool and has been the subject of a VOICE article (see March 2005, OS/2 WLAN with ASUS WL330g Pocket Access Point, at www.os2voice.org. It is basically a very small combination wireless access point and WLAN client, works under OS/2, and costs around $65. Check out the VOICE article.

Next the group started to discuss using Mozilla Composer, but this 'discussion' morphed into a spirited free for all. Mabye next month we'll take a look at the composer functions in the Mozilla suite and how they can be used to maintain a remote web site...

Finally, Steve Levine brought along a 'mystery CD,' which turned out to be a demo eCS 1.2 'live CD' along the lines of Koppix, Mepis, and other linux distros. Very neat idea, and downloadable from the Mensys website at http://shop.mensys.nl/indexuk.html

Very fun stuff indeed - give it a whirl. See you next month, and if you have questions, just contact me at tony@scoug.com.


The Southern California OS/2 User Group
P.O. Box 26904
Santa Ana, CA 92799-6904, USA

Copyright 2005 the Southern California OS/2 User Group. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

SCOUG, Warp Expo West, and Warpfest are trademarks of the Southern California OS/2 User Group. OS/2, Workplace Shell, and IBM are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.