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I am considering trying an Orinoco Gold PC WiFi card in my PB5300/Mac OS 8.1 I am having trouble finding the proper software to support this card; the Proxim site is pretty opaque concerning this particular card and Mac support. Any pointers to other D/L sites are appreciated. If you have actual practical experience with this combination, I would like to know: * What problems you encountered in installation or use of the card and software * Is there any other software which will work with this card directly; control panels, user controls, enhancements, etc * Sources of information for ...

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    Default Orinoco Gold card in PB5300?

    I am considering trying an Orinoco Gold PC WiFi card
    in my PB5300/Mac OS 8.1

    I am having trouble finding the proper software
    to support this card; the Proxim site is pretty
    opaque concerning this particular card and Mac
    support. Any pointers to other D/L sites are
    appreciated.

    If you have actual practical experience with this
    combination, I would like to know:

    * What problems you encountered in installation
    or use of the card and software

    * Is there any other software which will work with
    this card directly; control panels, user controls,
    enhancements, etc

    * Sources of information for such uses of this
    card in legacy PB products such as PB5300

    * Any pertinent web links relating to the above
    project/dilemma/useage


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    Thanks...

    Greg
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    Default Re: Orinoco Gold card in PB5300?

    Greg Burford <gburfordzerospam-quest.net> wrote:
    > I am considering trying an Orinoco Gold PC WiFi card
    > in my PB5300/Mac OS 8.1
    >
    > I am having trouble finding the proper software
    > to support this card; the Proxim site is pretty
    > opaque concerning this particular card and Mac
    > support. Any pointers to other D/L sites are
    > appreciated.
    The Orinoco cards work with Apple's Airport software, which is a free
    download from Apple. The catch is that you'll have to upgrade your OS
    to use it, since Airport 2.0.2 requires at least OS 9.0.4. (Even Airport
    1.3.1, the earliest version I could find, requires 9.0.4.) I recall
    seeing software at the Proxim site that supports earlier Mac OS
    versions, but I haven't looked in well over a year. You could easily
    find an OS 9 install CD at a reasonable price on eBay, though.

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    Default Re: Orinoco Gold card in PB5300?

    On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 09:03:24 -0400,
    Mike Rosenberg (mikePOSTTOGROUP.invalid) wrote:
    > Greg Burford <gburfordzerospam-quest.net> wrote:
    >
    >> I am considering trying an Orinoco Gold PC WiFi card
    >> in my PB5300/Mac OS 8.1
    >>
    >
    > The Orinoco cards work with Apple's Airport software, which is a free
    > download from Apple. The catch is that you'll have to upgrade your OS
    > to use it, since Airport 2.0.2 requires at least OS 9.0.4. (Even Airport
    > 1.3.1, the earliest version I could find, requires 9.0.4.) I recall
    > seeing software at the Proxim site that supports earlier Mac OS
    > versions, but I haven't looked in well over a year. You could easily
    > find an OS 9 install CD at a reasonable price on eBay, though.
    There was/is software on Proxim's site that supports OS 8.6 -- but
    not 8.1. Using the card will definitely require an OS update.

    Bev
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    Bev A. Kupf
    Bev's House of Pancakes
    Bev A. Kupf Guest

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