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December 22nd, 2007
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one laptop per me
More details in the morning, but I am currently posting from my XO Laptop (aka the One Laptop Per Child machine).

So far, the hardest thing has been rebooting my access point to allow the laptop to connect to the internet.

As I had feared, the keyboard is made for small fingers, so it's not immediately comfortable to type on, but it's at least as good as my cellphone's keypad.

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From:heidi8
Date:December 22nd, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
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Mine arrived this week, too, and I think it's adorable, but I'm not having any luck connecting it to the internet and the how-to on the website didn't help. How/why did restarting your router help?
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From:tsmaster
Date:December 22nd, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
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I'm not entirely sure what state the access point had got into, but the administration software that I use for it wasn't seeing the access point on the (wired) net. So, I unplugged the access point, plugged it back in again, and rescanned, and it worked.

I proceeded to add the MAC address of my laptop to the access point's MAC address list (I don't use WEP encryption on that access point for performance reasons, so the only security I have on it is making sure that only known machines can connect). This meant that I had to know the MAC address of the laptop, which I found by starting the terminal activity, then typing /sbin/ifconfig (all those years of reading Linux docs late at night paid off).

From my understanding, WEP encryption isn't (yet) supported on the XO laptop, so if you're using that sort of security on your private net, you might be out of luck for now.
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