The Newton MessagePad 2000-series devices had a little known internal slot intended for an integrated modem card that was never made by Apple. PCMCIA WiFi cards of this era do not support modern WPA2 encryption. This site outlines a project to build a WiFi board for this never-used internal serial slot that works with modern WiFi networks.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Overview of an Operational WiFiBoard

This video was made to to help @indigi_newton with troubleshooting his wifi card build. Even though the video is from the perspective of helping a single person troubleshoot a card, it is still a nice overview with a demonstration of it working in a Newton.