June 2008 Entries
Erroneous Bluetooth license expired message on Pocket PC

I received the following lolcat 'esque message on my pocket pc the other day.

"Bluetooth can no longer be used because the license is expired."

This apparently is a known Bluetooth software bug on ppc. The way I
fixed this issue is quite drastic, what I did was I backup all my data
to my device storage, reflash my ROM with a clean windows mobile 2003
image, then restored all data from backup.
I did have problems getting my ppc to accept the image and had to
resort to mtty to initiate bootloader commands.

It seems like my trusty old ppc is coming to end of it's life, oh well let's see how much longer I can keep it running without upgrading.

Posted On Friday, June 20, 2008 9:46 PM | Comments (3)
MacBook AirPort and wireless router 64-bit WEP key

I spent a while trying to figure out this problem so I thought I'd post this tip to help others who may have the same issue. The problem I had was trying to connect a MacBook to a wireless router which uses 64-bit WEP key. The AirPort prompt on the Mac wasn't very helpful, giving only 3 options for WEP key (WEP Password, WEP 128 bit HEX and ASCII). I chose WEP Password and entered the 64-bit WEP HEX key and unbeknownst to me, Mac did not understand this key and cannot connect to the wireless router. Eventually I discovered the syntax to enter this key, thanks to the article below, to get the WEP Password prompt to understand the 64-bit HEX key you have to precede the key by 0x. This I thought is very counter-intuitive, considering Mac's reputation for the ease of use of their OS.

HOWTO: Configure wireless with 64-bit WEP on Mac OS X

Posted On Saturday, June 14, 2008 10:19 PM | Comments (9)

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