Articles posted on January 26th, 2004

AirPort: Impossible to create a roaming network with a dialup connection

Monday, January 26th, 2004 • 11:27 pm

Here’s a bug report that I submitted to Apple this morning via Bug Reporter: * SUMMARY AirPort: Impossible to create a roaming network with dialup connection. * STEPS TO REPRODUCE 1. Connect the Ethernet ports of two (original) Graphite Base Stations (BS1 and BS2) to an Ethernet hub 2. Connect BS1 modem port to phone […]

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More FireWire flakiness

Monday, January 26th, 2004 • 8:41 am

As a conclusion to my “hardware nightmares” roundup for today, I also have to mention the problems I have been having with FireWire. I think I have narrowed them down to one of my external FireWire drives. It is a Kanguru Quicksilver Combo drive (FireWire/USB 2.0). For some reason, the drive’s volumes (I have three […]

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More USB glitches

Monday, January 26th, 2004 • 8:31 am

I have mentioned problems with USB flakiness before. Some of the problems seem to have disappeared for now. I am no longer losing the USB devices connected to the ports on the back of my secondary monitor, an Apple flat-panel 17″. But today I started my computer from my Disk Warrior CD in order to […]

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More AirPort nightmares

Monday, January 26th, 2004 • 8:24 am

I am not having a good time with my hardware these days. First of all, after much more fiddling with settings and what not, I have come to the conclusion that, in my setup at least, Panther is unable to operate a so-called “roaming network”. I have already described my various attempts to try and […]

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Disk Utility non-sense

Monday, January 26th, 2004 • 8:08 am

I have just been experiencing major problems with my external FireWire drives. So once they were mounted again, I launched Disk Utility to verify and repair the disks if necessary. The first time I launched Disk Utility, it immediately crashed, even before listing the volumes. The second time, it launched OK. I then selected one […]

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New “Apple Peel” column at

Monday, January 26th, 2004 • 1:56 am

My latest “Apple Peel” column is up at It’s called “The Mac OS X Hall of Shame – Part 1“. Feel free to comment on it below.

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