Tips and Tricks for the Palmax @migo
Setting up the @migo
Initial set up is pretty easy:
- Place the battery in the battery compartment with the contacts
touching each other. The sticker on the battery should be facing you.
- Put the battery cover, and slide the battery cover lock to the
locked position to avoid accidentally losing the battery.
- Attach the power connector.
- You're good to go. An initial screen will make you do some
calibration and then you can start using the @migo. You should
initially let the battery charge (i.e. keep the machine connected
to power) for at least four hours, but you can use the machine while
it is charging the battery.
Setting up the Wireless Card
To connect to the CS department Wireless LAN through your
PocketPC + Aironet card, follow these steps:
- Have your PocketPC, Aironet card and a web-connected PC
- Install Microsoft
Active Sync on your PC.
- Download the Driver
executable (.cab) file onto your PC ( Cisco web site)
- Follow the Installation
Instructions. These will tell you how to:
- connect your PocketPC with your PC (set up a
"partnership" through ActiveSync)
- transfer the .cab file to your PocketPC through ActiveSync, and
install it by clicking on the file on your PocketPC
- plug your Aironet card. Options
to set up when you plug your Aironet card in
You will need to know/have the following details when
you plug in and set up the options for your Aironet Card:
- the SSID for the CS department Wireless LAN. This
is the string "nomadairo"
- You can set up the SSID through Programs / Cisco / Aironet Client Utility
- a user name and password to connect to the CS
department Wireless LAN. A CUCS account suffices.
- You can set up the account info through Settings / Connections / Cisco Wireless LAN Adapter / Identification.
- You may need to set up two nameservers (18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124).
- You can specify nameservers via Settings / Connections / Network / NEC2000 Compatible Ethernet Driver / Name Servers.
- Once steps 1-4 are done, you will be able to check the
transmit/receive statistics of your Aironet card. Just
check out the utilities in Programs/Cisco on your
PocketPC, while the Aironet card is plugged in.
- Wait for some time, then open up an explorer window on
your PocketPC (Start->Explorer) and start browsing
the web. The initial load may take some time.
To reset a wedged @migo (e.g. the on/off button does not work, the
screen has random images, etc.), follow these steps:
- Connect the @migo to a power supply or attach it to a powered
cradle, and check if the problem goes away.
- If attaching to power does not help, do a warm restart by
pressing the RESET button in the back with a pen/stylus, and see if the @migo reboots properly.
- If a warm restart does not help, do a cold reboot as
- Disconnect the power supply.
- Press the RESET button in the back with the stylus and keep it pressed while you
depress the action/scroll button (third button from the top left, with
two arrows - you need to push it in, not just rotate it up or down)
for three seconds.
- Unlock the battery compartment (button next to the battery
- Take the battery out, and leave it out for at least 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes, reinstall battery, and relock battery
- Your @migo should come back online, fresh as the day it did
from the factory. All your stored data will be lost. Just reinstall.
- If steps 1-3 do not lead to step 4, see someone from the CS414 staff.
The windowing system inexplicably does not let you close an application
by clicking on a button. But most applications respond to Ctl-Q. Bring
the app to the foreground, click on the keyboard to the lower right,
select Ctl, then tap Q. The application will probably quit.