Question about Compaq iPAQ Home Internet Appliance IA-1 (178358-001) PC Desktop

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Installing the compaq home internet appliance

I'm trying to install it and it keep trying to dial out but no luck. I have a desktop computer in the house with internet wireless. what should i do. i tried to click where it says wireless but then it asks me for some ipa or ip address... what is that? or better yet what should I do? thanks a million

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  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Jan 16, 2018

    Hi danettefl,
    what is your questions
    why dialuip fails
    why the IA-1 has no Ethernet ports.
    why it has no wifi wireless, id did not.
    the only wireless is the keyboard !!
    its not wifi that menu you see there. ever.
    sorry
    there are USB ports on this PC.
    and you can buy wired and wireless dongles that fit there.(fit only but not run)

    but this PC is so old even XP will not load here.
    there are no dongles now for windows 2000,
    and mS explorer 4 is dead now.too.
    IE-4 .
    The makers of new wifi USB devices do no support
    windows 95,98,2000, or XP
    now. so you are sunk there,....
    and you can nut run newer OS
    on 32mb memory PC. either.
    sunk every-which way but Sunday.
    id trash it.

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That IPAQ is old, Id trash it
lean that if the IPAQ is set to wep , most new routers do not allow it, now.
what is that, well
first learn what you routers is set to.
blind working on this , is impossible but here is wild guess.
do you know your routers SSID broadcast name (ISP set up?)
in the IPAQ
see your SSID name
click that and then pick WPA.
then type in your pass phrase.
bingo.?

Posted on Jan 16, 2018

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Jan 16, 2018

    there is no wireless there,

    no wifi chip, no ethernet

    just a relic modem card in side, aka, DIAL UP.

    you have and pay for dial up service in 2018? nah I bet not.

    i down loaded the manual in this relic, wow what junk this is.

    old its now 18 long years old today with a street value of $5 for parts, zip. less than a pack of cigs as a Sailor would say.

    it has 32MB of memory ,hopeless.

    to make this work dial up takes 3 things

    1-service from an ISP of such.

    2-the modem card good and cable to a land line (POTS) got land lines?

    got a real ma bell telephone, nah

    this device has no Ethernet jack RJ45.

    you need software to make that modem inside work #3 need.



    id trash that thing and go to goodwill stores and upgrade for $20

    get a PC with windows 7 on it. be 1000000000 better

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Does the appliance have a dchp ip address option or auto ip address option. The IP address is used by the wireless network to identify each computer device in your house.
In your wireless router there will be a dhcp server that will lease out ip addresses to devices automatically.
the ip address would be 10.0.0.1 for your router or 192.168.0.1 usually most used ip addresses .
A subnet mask is usually 255.255.255.0 which is also needed.
Go to your desktop computer and go to command prompt . Google your version of windows and command prompt to work out how to do this.
then type in ipconfig
press enter key
note the default gateway address and the desktop's ip address
you may need to enter the default gateway ip address into the fridge also.
if the desktop was 10.0.0.2 subnet mask 255.255.255.0
then make the fridge if manually have to set it
10.0.0.254 subnet mask 255.255.255.0
or 192.168.0.254 subnet mask 255.255.255.0 if it is 192.168.0.2
the first three numbers are called the network address eg 192.168.0
10.0.0
the last number 1 - 254 are individual address part
192.168.0.1 {router uses this 1 usually } to 192.168.0.254

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