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(X-Post to comp.sys.mac.comm & comp.sys.mac.portables) Hi group, I already posted my question in comp.sys.mac.portables, but no one could help me yet. Perhaps someone over here. I just bought an Orinoco/Lucent/WaveLAN Wireless LAN card for my Powerbook 1400 (PC Card, 16 Bit, not cardbus). I think I've got the perfect drivers for my OS 8.1 (from WaveLAN, Ver. 6.0.0.4). But nothing happens when I put the PC Card in the slot - neither in the upper nor in the lower pcmcia slot. Neither when I insert it when the pb is on, nor when it's off. No lights flash. At no ...

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    Default PB 1400, WLan, no recognition of pc card

    (X-Post to comp.sys.mac.comm & comp.sys.mac.portables)

    Hi group,
    I already posted my question in comp.sys.mac.portables, but no one
    could help me yet. Perhaps someone over here.

    I just bought an Orinoco/Lucent/WaveLAN Wireless LAN card for my
    Powerbook 1400 (PC Card, 16 Bit, not cardbus). I think I've got the
    perfect drivers for my OS 8.1 (from WaveLAN, Ver. 6.0.0.4).
    But nothing happens when I put the PC Card in the slot - neither in
    the upper nor in the lower pcmcia slot. Neither when I insert it when
    the
    pb is on, nor when it's off. No lights flash. At no time. No Icon on
    the
    desktop after installing the driver. No chance to configure it (error
    message
    "software not properly installed"). Re-installed it. Nothing. Followed
    the instructions on [url]http://www.penmachine.com/techie/airport1400.htm[/url]
    Nothing.
    Apple Talk just shows "another ethernet" as an option, but gives out
    an error when trying to use it.

    I even tried it with going back to os 7.6. No recognition of the card.
    Years ago the pre-owner failed installing a PCMCIA modem, but couldn't
    tell why it didn't work.

    Anyone had similar problems? What could be the answer? Slot damaged?
    Old PCMCIA drivers?

    Greets, Bernd
    Bernd Wuensche Guest

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    Bernd Wuensche <b.wuenschefiremail.de> wrote:
    > Years ago the pre-owner failed installing a PCMCIA modem, but couldn't
    > tell why it didn't work.
    ....is a hint to what may be wrong, though failure of installation can
    have several reasons, especially when you plug a PC-market-PCMCIA-Card
    and there is no driver coming with it...
    > Anyone had similar problems? What could be the answer? Slot damaged?
    probably one reason.
    > Old PCMCIA drivers?
    wrong drivers at all. But as far as I remember, cards are recognized as
    present hardware even if you don't have a correct driver installed and
    you can't use them. Do you have a card known good to test ? A
    PCMCIA-Compact Flash Adapter is a nice thing to test, because it doesn't
    need special software (except the system related basic one)

    Greetings Frank
    BTW: Did you try in maus.computer.mac.hardware (German)?
    Frank Perrey Guest

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    [email]frank_perreyweb.de[/email] (Frank Perrey) wrote in message news:<1g1sjwh.qjoyrdllv03kN%frank_perreyweb.de>.. .
    > > Years ago the pre-owner failed installing a PCMCIA modem
    > ...is a hint to what may be wrong, though failure of installation can
    > have several reasons, especially when you plug a PC-market-PCMCIA-Card
    > and there is no driver coming with it...
    The "former card" was a PC Card modem which worked only from time to
    time. Perhaps the pre-owner destroyed the slot through sheer violence.
    Don't know.

    > > Old PCMCIA drivers?
    > wrong drivers at all. But as far as I remember, cards are recognized as
    > present hardware even if you don't have a correct driver installed and
    > you can't use them.
    Yes that's the way it should be. Just simple auto detect that there's
    someting in the slot. But it doesn't do it. In OS 7.5+ you needed to
    install some add-on to use the pc card slot, in OS 8.1 which I run the
    drivers for the slot are integrated.
    My drivers for the card should be fine. It's from the Card maker
    (WaveLAN), it's OK for OS 7.5.5 - 9.x and everything in-between.
    > Do you have a card known good to test ? A
    > PCMCIA-Compact Flash Adapter is a nice thing to test, because it doesn't
    > need special software (except the system related basic one)
    Good idea. That's the next step. I still need to test the WLan card I
    have in another notebook to make sure it's not the bad guy.
    > BTW: Did you try in maus.computer.mac.hardware (German)?
    Great idea, I'll try this one, too.
    Thanks so far!

    Bernd
    Bernd Wuensche Guest

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    Bernd Wuensche <b.wuenschefiremail.de> wrote:
    > The "former card" was a PC Card modem which worked only from time to
    > time. Perhaps the pre-owner destroyed the slot through sheer violence.
    > Don't know.
    Well the 1400 has two PC slots, unlikely that he blew both?

    --
    madiba
    madiba Guest

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