My name is Stephen and currently an IT Professional doing administration and support, however I've always had a deep passion for software development. I've started mobile application development when I got my first Android phone in October 09. This blog catalogues all my progress with creating mobile apps for not only Android, but eventually iPhone, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7. Hope you enjoy.


OSx86 Installation Part 2

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Happy first day of spring. It's snowing here actually, after perfect spring weather all week, but I digress. As I stated below, I installed and got my OSx86 online with the intention of getting the iPhone 3.0 SDK up and running by now. Before I get into 3.0 SDK, let me talk about getting wireless working. It's quite funny I think.

The spare/HTPC computer I installed OSx86 when booting into Windows uses a Netgear WG121 usb wireless adapter, which didn't work out of the box, so I tried Netgear for Mac driver, no go. I tried scouring the OSx86 forums, a few people tried and couldn't get it working. So I was screwed, then I realized I had an old Datel WiFi Link that I was going to sell. It's a USB wireless device that can do both, act as a receiver or an access point. I used it for a while on my wired computer to broadcast a wireless signal for my Wii/PSP/DS online play, but we now have a decent router in my house so I no longer needed it, so randomly searched OSx86 forums for info on the detail thing, and what do you know, it works! I had to get this app called "WLan Setup" because it doesn't work with Apple's airport software, so I added my SSID/WEP/etc in this WLan program which is set to auto start and OS X thinks its a wired connection. So hey it works for the time being.

Next issue, figure with the iPhone 3.0 revealing Apple would unleash the new SDK. I was half right, it is available, but not for free, for $100. So I got the SDK for 2.0 installed and in order to combat this $100 cost, I found a way to earn some extra money via http://www.CrossLoop.com/StephenMilone. Check the sidebar for more info.