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Pismo Mac OS X 10.4.11 Orinocco Silver drivers?

CTB

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I am looking for drivers for Mac OS X 10.4.11 for my Pismo. I have both Orinoco Silver and Gold cards as well as a Lucent WaveLan card and want to get wifi working. I already have an original Graphite Basestation working.

I have done a few searches and all I can find is the IOExpert drivers that want a serial number.
 

MacUp72

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In a Pismo (400/500 Mhz) you already can use a regular Airport Extreme Type I/II PC CardBus WiFi card.
I always use a fully compatible, easy available and cheap Gigaset Siemens 54 PcCard in it. OsX Tiger nativley recognizes it as AirPort Extreme ( Lucent chipset). No need for special drivers and different Orinoco Cards, WPA2 encryption is much better than the old WEP .

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CTB

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I should've been a little more specific. I also wanted to work with Mac OS 9. I am pretty sure the WPA2 stuff doesn't work on Mac OS 9, hence the setting up of the original graphite BaseStation. I managed to find an original airport card in an iBook G3 clamshell I had and it works beautifully on both Mac OS 9 and 10 albeit with the old base station with less security. I will definitely track down one of those Siemens 54 cards as WEP would be nice if I don't need Mac OS 9.
 

MacUp72

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this is the Orinoco version with complete installer that worked most of the time on my machines with 8/ 9 and my Orinoco Gold/Silver or equivalents..other WaveLan versions didnt, it correctly recognizes the chip version
 

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croissantking

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I should've been a little more specific. I also wanted to work with Mac OS 9. I am pretty sure the WPA2 stuff doesn't work on Mac OS 9, hence the setting up of the original graphite BaseStation. I managed to find an original airport card in an iBook G3 clamshell I had and it works beautifully on both Mac OS 9 and 10 albeit with the old base station with less security. I will definitely track down one of those Siemens 54 cards as WEP would be nice if I don't need Mac OS 9.
Could just have both cards and swap them over depending on if you’re booting into 9 or X.
 
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