The NeXT Tools program on Mac OSX would probably complain that it can't find the NXT brick, but then proceed to display the Control Panel Window after dismissing the dialog box. 'The Firmware Download' Icon should be enabled and allow you to try and download firmware files. When downloading the firmware file, the Progress Bar should jump quickly to about 50% completion if the NXT is in 'firmware update' mode. If it shows slow increments from 0% completion, it is attempting to locate the NXT brick and will eventually time out.
On Windows, look in the "Device Manager" panel and see if the NXT shows up as an "Atmel device" (or something similar)
On Linux, you should use the 'lsusb' command to list the USB devices, and see if the device appears:
Bus XXX Device YYY: ID 03eb:6124 Atmel Corp. at91sam SAMBA bootloader
On Mac OSX, you should open a Terminal window, and type in: 'system_profiler SPUSBDataType' and press <ENTER>.
The display should list the NXT brick as follows if it is in 'firmware update' mode.
Product ID: 0x6124
Vendor ID: 0x03eb (Atmel Corporation)
Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
Location ID: 0x3d100000
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 0
Note: The NXT will automatically shut off if more than 5 minutes passes between power on and completion of the firmware download.
Note2: Some users have observed that the NXT brick in 'firmware update' mode does not show up in Windows 7 (need confirmation).
Can I use PowerFunctions (PF) parts with my NXT?
Yes, there are two ways to do this:
1) Using the HiTechnic IRLink
2) By making your own cable
Does the NXT have WiFi?
No, however it is possible to create a WiFi sensor of sorts:
http://www.bartneck.de/wp-content/uploa ... _small.pdf
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