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App Store on a machine with no ethernet-Your device or computer could not be verified


Greetings all,

I've been searching high and low for this, all through the interwebs, but haven't found a solution yet. It's been a couple of days pulling my hair out, so I'm hoping someone might be able to help here.

I've installed Lion 10.7.2 on an ExoPC tablet (via iAtkos L2 because I had trouble with my original purchased Lion DVD and I'm a noob at this) and updated it to Lion 10.7.3 via Software Update. Most everything works alright, though there is no sound yet and the graphics are choppy (because the chip is not supported GMA3150).

My main issue is that, like so many others, I can not get the App Store to work. I get the error message (as everyone else):

"Your device or computer could not be verified."

The solutions I've seen mostly center around getting the ethernet card up on en0. My problem is though that the ExoPC does not have an Ethernet card. So, everything I've tried, doesn't work. I've tried:

  • EFIStudio / Ethernet / Add Device: I get "Device path not found! Ethernet not available on this machine!"
  • Removing devices in System/Network Preferences and removing /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist
  • Setting EthernetBuiltIn to Yes
  • Setting PCIRootID to 1 or to 0
  • Setting my device as a MacBook Air, via Champlist, since those do not have ethernet either.
  • Installing PDANet to try to act as a fake ethernet adapter (but I can't move it from en1 to en0)
  • And a wide variety of other solutions

So, is there any solution for this little machine? I figure there must be a way to get to the app store without an ethernet card, as the MacBook Air's only have WiFi, which is on en0 (I have one, with OSX Lion 10.7.3, so I've been comparing the configs). Is it possible to use a USB ethernet card to get into the app store?

Thanks for everything. Please let me know if there is any other information I could provide.


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I would have to say that it kind of does but not really. The screensaver comes on, and then it will attempt to turn off the screen, but it seems to leave a little square where the mouse used to be. One of the things that is really annoying is that there is an auto dimmer for the screen that you can't disable. So the screen is never quite bright enough and if you move it around it will get darker based on how much light is on it.

Finally, there aren't any real video drivers for the device, so animations will be choppy and video playback is non-existant.

I never got the app store to work. In the end, this is good if you're traveling somewhere and don't want to bring your real computer because of fear of losing it, but not great as a primary computer.

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