I purchased a 16bit Agere ORiNOCO Gold PCMCIA card so I could put my Apple PowerBook 1400 on my wireless network. I read around before I got this card, and thought it would work with no issues... how wrong could I be!
I have installed the version 6 drivers from Proxim, and the card mounts on the desktop as WLAN PC Card, but thats all. I can't select it from the AppleTalk control panel, and the card has no greed light on it at all, so I presume the driver doesn't recognise the card. I had read some reports of some cards being "too new".
I can't install the version 7 drivers (which I have a feeling would work!) because I am on OS 8.1, I have to stay on OS 8.1 because I only have 24Mb.
I was thinking of doing the TrupleDumper hack to get the driver to recongnise the card, but TrupleDumper doesn't work on NUBUS Mac's!
Can anyone suggest a way that I can get this card working? I have access to a PowerBook G3 with OS X and a Windows XP laptop to get information from the card. I don't mind hacking around with ResEdit inside the drivers either!
To sum it up, I need the Proxim version 6 drivers to recognise a Agere ORiNOCO Gold 16bit PCMCIA card under OS 8.1!
The again, maybe someone already has the hacked driver that I need?
Thanks in advance!