Posted 14 January 2012 - 03:38 AM
I went WPA on my home network and now cannot connect wirelessly in MacOS 8.6, so need an alternative to look for on eBay. An older 16-bit card that I had for a Powerbook 190 is painfully slow -- so painfully slow that it may be on the way out. A 32 bit card (I gather they have an on-board processor too) might make all the difference.
I have googled but haven't been able to find useful information; however, someone on here may know the exact series to go for to suit a machine this old.
Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:05 PM
Try it. It may have been either the older PowerBook which was a factor, the driver, or both.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:55 AM
My machine with OS 7.5.5 has a GlobalVillage A930 modem/ethernet card, but sadly the dongles are missing so it's quite useless. You can find a few of these cards on Ebay but they are all "card only" which I take to mean no dongles...
Recommendations for alternatives would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:44 AM
And just for the pedants, yes, neither the 1400 nor the 5300 has Cardbus; this is just a regular PCMCIA Enet card.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:36 PM
FWIW this is a used Mac with a lot of older software on it. Next thing will be a fresh install of 7.5.5 and getting Ethernet working, but I'm sure I'll manage.
Thanks for the tips. The 3C589 cards are pretty easy to come by on the 'bay.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:15 PM
Thanks for your work on this. It's a very useful piece of software. When I get around to doing a clean install I'll post here with any interesting lessons learned, if any - but it'll probably take me a week to get around to playing with a 7.5 reinstall as I'm totally swamped with work right now.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:23 AM
I zapped the HD, installed 7.5.3, updated to 7.5.5. Installed Stuffit Expander then Open Transport 1.1.2.
I moved the "Ethernet (Built-in)" extension into the "Extensions (Disabled)" folder, dropped your driver into Extensions, and rebooted. When the system was loading it when through an unexpected reboot (I think this is where I was supposed to get a System Error) but upon going through the motions again it booted fine.
I opened the TCP/IP control panel, selected "Alternate Ethernet" as the NIC, installed iCab, and presto, I was online.
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