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OLPC – They Arrived Yesterday

By John | December 22, 2007

They shipped both of my OLPC laptops in one box. Last night, after the boys went to bed, I opened them up and did a little setup. The OLPC laptops don’t support WPA, so I had to set my wireless network back to WEP. Also, a few of my sons’ favorite websites did not work because I need Flash, which should be easy enough to install on Christmas day. I poked around a little, and the games are really cool. Pippy will be great for my nine-year-old. This morning, I wrapped them back up, and they are sitting under the tree waiting for Christmas morning.

Topics: olpc | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “OLPC – They Arrived Yesterday”

  1. Gregg Says:
    December 23rd, 2007 at 8:22 am


    I helped my neighbor put one of these on his WPA network using the advice here:
    It was not exactly as described there, but with a little futzing it does work.


  2. John Says:
    December 23rd, 2007 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks. I’ll wait to after Christmas to try and change it back. I want to make sure I don’t screw it up until the kids have played with for a little while.

  3. daveshields Says:
    January 2nd, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    I just modified my router to be open and then used MAC filtering to limit access, as described in Putting your XO on the Web.

    A Mr. John Willis, who seems to have an uncanny resemblance to you, posted some helpful comments to my posts.


  4. admin Says:
    January 5th, 2008 at 2:47 am

    Thanks. I love what you are doing about the XO on your sites.

    John (a.k.a botchagalupe)