|Just managed to get mine working on the weekend. The process is quite simple.|
- Remove the WiFi PCMCIA card!
- All the files can be accessed from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/epods/files/
- Install ePods1XP 3.5 hack. The hack contains all the required DLLs for the orinoco driver
- Install drivers from file WaveLAN.R4000.cab, just copy the file into the epods compact flash in some temporary directory. Then just double-click on the cab file in filestor. Install the driver into the default location.
- Go to Configuration panel, you should see wireless configuration applet. Run it. Set network id, keep encryption disabled for now. Do not attempt to set MAC address.
- In the configutation panel go to network applet. Disable DHCP, configure static IP address, subnet, mask and DNS host.
- Disable encryption on your wireless access point. Make sure that you do not expose your network at that time. If you can, just turn all LAN machines off
- Plug-in WiFi card. There should NOT be a dialog asking for a driver. Left Green LED should come up.
- Use network utilities to test network configuration. Ping default gateway, ping WAN address of the router, test DNS.
- Try to enable security. The configuration here is very specific to the type of your wireless access point. Some hints: driver will only accept key, not the password.
- Enjoy the wireless.
As I said, I managed to configure it over the weekend. I am using epods as a MasterHouse control panel. If I can only figure out a way to turn it into universal infrared remote control....