At last, I now have WiFi working on my Psion 7Book! Ian Robertson from The Wireless Store sent me a couple of WiFi cards to try, in exchange for the one that didn’t work, a BreezeNET and another Lucent Orinoco Gold, and the latter did the trick.
I now have full WiFi internet access on my Psion. Opera 5.14 for EPOC is adequate for browsing the net. The built-in nFTP works like a dream connecting to my servers. The only problem I’m having is with email. So far I’ve only been able to send mail to my own email addresses! Any attempt to send mail to any other address results in an error:
Problem sending email
Send 0 emails of 1
In the email logs I get the following:
prohibited by administrator
A quick jaunt through the ever-amazing Google Groups indicates that it’s got something to do with my mail server needing SMTP authentication … but the EPOC Email program v.2.00(518) is too old to offer that sort of new fangled goodness. How mad!
I’ve just discovered SmtpAuth which appears to act as a proxy server for outgoing mail and does the SMTP authentication for you. These lovely people of the internet have thought of everything!
UPDATE: Wed 07 September 2005 @ 01:03
I can now send email! I installed and configured SmtpAuth for EPOC. It took a while to get right, but it now works like a dream.