Wallstreet PCMIA Issues

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Wallstreet PCMIA Issues

I'm running a Wallstreet 2 266 with 10.2.8 installed. I downloaded Orangeware's wireless card driver snd tried to insert a D-link DWL-G650 wireless card. I get a message on the screen to reboot. I do and the Wallstreet freezes up about 30 seconds in the the boot process then gets streaky bars across the display and freezes hard. I have to remove the battery and power cord to shut it down. Then it get the famous display goes dark when the blue screen comes up and I have to boot off a Os 9 CD to fix that.

Are the slots in the Wallstreet 32 bit Cardbus? Most sources on Google seem to indicate they are. Is it mornal to have to reboot when you insert a new card? Are the cards not hot swappable? Any ideas?

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yes, they are 32 bit cardbus. and no, you shouldnt have to restart. on my Wallstreet, it would take a few seconds, and then the PC card would mount on the desktop like a disk, no restart required.

my PCMCIA cards have been fooking up lately too. I even took it down to the bone last week, but that didnt fix it.

first off, I plugged in a CF adapter and a 128mb CF card in the lower slot. it works fine without drivers. however, the lower slot will not shoot the card out when I eject it. it will click, and that is it. I then pull it out manually. the top slot does not have this problem.

second, my wifi card, a Netgear MA401 802.11b was working fine a few months ago. now it will freeze the computer when I plug it in. maybe it's a bum card, because when I plug it in my mom's toshiba, it doesnt light up, but Xp asks if it wants to install drivers. this is wierd because the light on the card would always come on even without drivers.

third, I tryed my mom's wifi card, a belkin 802.11g, and it doesnt light up, but it comes on the desktop with a generic PC card icon, but no name, like this: [] where the brackets represent the text box. I cant name it either. even a PC card the wallstreet doesnt have drivers for in the past would at least name it PC card. it also doent freeze the whole computer.

so, should I drop money on a Lucent Wavelan Gold based card, as that works with the airport drivers? or do I need a whole new PC card cage and/or motherboard?

thanks, and sorry.

-digital Wink

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re: Wallstreet PCMIA Issues

ISTR there being problems with WS PC card cages. Well, ISTR anyway quite a number of folks replacing them for similar faults as youze guys describe. Got a spare cardcage you can toss onto the MLB for testy purposes?

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PCMCIA

Short for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association...

A PC is in a missing (missing in action) status if not at its duty location due to apparent involuntary reasons as a result of hostile action and its location is not known.

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I never noticed my typo until

I never noticed my typo until then. Funny.

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digital, i think your card no

digital, i think your card not being ejected from the bottom slot is an issue with the spring in the pc card cage sticking. my wallstreet runs with a cisco card in it all the time, and i was looking for ways to get the card to work before i download the official cisco driver. trying both slots, the card would only click in the bottom slot if i pressed the eject button but not eject. upon putting it back in, however, i noticed that the spring that ejects it wasn't giving any resistance until the card was all the way in, so i suspect a sticking spring, and it's no issue anyway. the other issues, i really don't know. before i stumbled upon the cisco card, i was trying a dlink card. if i remember right, it came up as a card with a name that made no sense and there was no logo of any kind on the card icon. the cisco card has a blank card icon and is titled "Cisco Wireless LAN Adapter".

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yeah, I tore it down, and bot

yeah, I tore it down, and both springs are fine. I even lubricated them lightly, and the bottom one still wont eject. not a problem. I just drag the card to the trash, and pull it out manually.

-digital Wink

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i'm not one to use a card in

i'm not one to use a card in the bottom slot since i only have my cisco card as of now, but it never bothered me.

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