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Old 06-01-2010, 08:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
Bob
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On 01/06/2010 19:33, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
> On 6/1/2010 10:02 AM, Bob wrote:
>> On 01/06/2010 13:26, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>> On 5/31/2010 9:21 PM, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>> On 5/31/2010 5:41 PM, Mike Easter wrote:
>>>>> Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> I've been trying to get my Proxim Orinoco Gold 8470-FC pcmcia card
>>>>>> working on my windows 7 machine, with no luck so far
>>>>>
>>>>> If it is any consolation, that card is well supported by linux drivers
>>>>> such as madwifi and others :-)
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.dudek.org/wireless Wireless cards with good linux support
>>>>>
>>>>> http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-346597.html I hear and
>>>>> read
>>>>> in numerous places that Orinoco cards are easily recognized by Linux. -
>>>>> What chip set are the Orinoco cards using that makes them so easy to
>>>>> use?<snip>
>>>>>
>>>>> (old page with some interesting orinoco chipset and history info)
>>>>> http://www.seattlewireless.net/index...ntWirelessCard (Dec 2002)
>>>>> Proxim has bought the Orinoco product line and released a different
>>>>> card
>>>>> under the "Orinoco Gold" label -
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> yeah, thanks. just trying to get my system as-is rolling with this
>>>> card. but, if all else fails, i can run a VM in a pinch, try to attach
>>>> the pcmcia to it, etc...
>>>
>>> Anyone have any other ideas as to where I might post this question?
>>> Even if proxim doesn't support win 7 yet with their 8470, there might be
>>> a way to tweak older drivers, etc. thanks!

>> Have you tried finding win7 drivers for the chipset the 8470 uses and
>> giving those a try?
>> madwifi lists it as an AR5212
>> <http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/Compatibility/Proxim>
>> At least one person has got the chipset to work in win7
>> <http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprohardware/thread/b1e20241-23ed-4c20-a258-360e9aa7fa42>
>>

>
> Thanks Bob - those are nice ideas. I actually already came across that
> post, and tried using the AWLC4030 driver, but it didn't work for me. I
> assume it's because I'm running 64-bit Windows 7. I've searched around
> for other AR5212 drivers for windows 7 x64, but again, no joy. The
> Omnipeek drivers don't do the trick either. There are probably some out
> there that would indeed work (I hope there are, anyway), but I haven't
> been able to find them yet.

Most of the atheros drivers seem to cover a broad range of devices so if
you feel like experimenting you could try the Win7 drivers listed at
<http://www.station-drivers.com/telechargement/atheros/wifi/Atheros_wlan_9.0.0.173(www.station-drivers.com).exe>

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Old 06-02-2010, 12:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
Alexander Shenkin
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On 6/1/2010 3:07 PM, Bob wrote:
> On 01/06/2010 19:33, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>> On 6/1/2010 10:02 AM, Bob wrote:
>>> On 01/06/2010 13:26, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>> On 5/31/2010 9:21 PM, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>> On 5/31/2010 5:41 PM, Mike Easter wrote:
>>>>>> Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I've been trying to get my Proxim Orinoco Gold 8470-FC pcmcia card
>>>>>>> working on my windows 7 machine, with no luck so far
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If it is any consolation, that card is well supported by linux
>>>>>> drivers
>>>>>> such as madwifi and others :-)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://www.dudek.org/wireless Wireless cards with good linux support
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-346597.html I hear and
>>>>>> read
>>>>>> in numerous places that Orinoco cards are easily recognized by
>>>>>> Linux. -
>>>>>> What chip set are the Orinoco cards using that makes them so easy to
>>>>>> use?<snip>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> (old page with some interesting orinoco chipset and history info)
>>>>>> http://www.seattlewireless.net/index...ntWirelessCard (Dec
>>>>>> 2002)
>>>>>> Proxim has bought the Orinoco product line and released a different
>>>>>> card
>>>>>> under the "Orinoco Gold" label -
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> yeah, thanks. just trying to get my system as-is rolling with this
>>>>> card. but, if all else fails, i can run a VM in a pinch, try to
>>>>> attach
>>>>> the pcmcia to it, etc...
>>>>
>>>> Anyone have any other ideas as to where I might post this question?
>>>> Even if proxim doesn't support win 7 yet with their 8470, there
>>>> might be
>>>> a way to tweak older drivers, etc. thanks!
>>> Have you tried finding win7 drivers for the chipset the 8470 uses and
>>> giving those a try?
>>> madwifi lists it as an AR5212
>>> <http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/Compatibility/Proxim>
>>> At least one person has got the chipset to work in win7
>>> <http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprohardware/thread/b1e20241-23ed-4c20-a258-360e9aa7fa42>
>>>
>>>

>>
>> Thanks Bob - those are nice ideas. I actually already came across that
>> post, and tried using the AWLC4030 driver, but it didn't work for me. I
>> assume it's because I'm running 64-bit Windows 7. I've searched around
>> for other AR5212 drivers for windows 7 x64, but again, no joy. The
>> Omnipeek drivers don't do the trick either. There are probably some out
>> there that would indeed work (I hope there are, anyway), but I haven't
>> been able to find them yet.

> Most of the atheros drivers seem to cover a broad range of devices so if
> you feel like experimenting you could try the Win7 drivers listed at
> <http://www.station-drivers.com/telechargement/atheros/wifi/Atheros_wlan_9.0.0.173(www.station-drivers.com).exe>


Hmm, I gave those drivers a shot, but it doesn't take when trying to
"update drivers" from the device manager. My guess is that they're not
64-bit compatible. I'll search around there for 64-bit drivers, but let
me know if you happen to have some more up your sleeve. thanks.

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Old 06-02-2010, 01:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
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On 02/06/2010 13:07, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
> On 6/1/2010 3:07 PM, Bob wrote:
>> On 01/06/2010 19:33, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>> On 6/1/2010 10:02 AM, Bob wrote:
>>>> On 01/06/2010 13:26, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>> On 5/31/2010 9:21 PM, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>>> On 5/31/2010 5:41 PM, Mike Easter wrote:
>>>>>>> Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I've been trying to get my Proxim Orinoco Gold 8470-FC pcmcia card
>>>>>>>> working on my windows 7 machine, with no luck so far
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> If it is any consolation, that card is well supported by linux
>>>>>>> drivers
>>>>>>> such as madwifi and others :-)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://www.dudek.org/wireless Wireless cards with good linux support
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-346597.html I hear and
>>>>>>> read
>>>>>>> in numerous places that Orinoco cards are easily recognized by
>>>>>>> Linux. -
>>>>>>> What chip set are the Orinoco cards using that makes them so easy to
>>>>>>> use?<snip>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> (old page with some interesting orinoco chipset and history info)
>>>>>>> http://www.seattlewireless.net/index...ntWirelessCard (Dec
>>>>>>> 2002)
>>>>>>> Proxim has bought the Orinoco product line and released a different
>>>>>>> card
>>>>>>> under the "Orinoco Gold" label -
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> yeah, thanks. just trying to get my system as-is rolling with this
>>>>>> card. but, if all else fails, i can run a VM in a pinch, try to
>>>>>> attach
>>>>>> the pcmcia to it, etc...
>>>>>
>>>>> Anyone have any other ideas as to where I might post this question?
>>>>> Even if proxim doesn't support win 7 yet with their 8470, there
>>>>> might be
>>>>> a way to tweak older drivers, etc. thanks!
>>>> Have you tried finding win7 drivers for the chipset the 8470 uses and
>>>> giving those a try?
>>>> madwifi lists it as an AR5212
>>>> <http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/Compatibility/Proxim>
>>>> At least one person has got the chipset to work in win7
>>>> <http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprohardware/thread/b1e20241-23ed-4c20-a258-360e9aa7fa42>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks Bob - those are nice ideas. I actually already came across that
>>> post, and tried using the AWLC4030 driver, but it didn't work for me. I
>>> assume it's because I'm running 64-bit Windows 7. I've searched around
>>> for other AR5212 drivers for windows 7 x64, but again, no joy. The
>>> Omnipeek drivers don't do the trick either. There are probably some out
>>> there that would indeed work (I hope there are, anyway), but I haven't
>>> been able to find them yet.

>> Most of the atheros drivers seem to cover a broad range of devices so if
>> you feel like experimenting you could try the Win7 drivers listed at
>> <http://www.station-drivers.com/telechargement/atheros/wifi/Atheros_wlan_9.0.0.173(www.station-drivers.com).exe>

>
> Hmm, I gave those drivers a shot, but it doesn't take when trying to
> "update drivers" from the device manager. My guess is that they're not
> 64-bit compatible. I'll search around there for 64-bit drivers, but let
> me know if you happen to have some more up your sleeve. thanks.
>

The package is supposed to contain 32 and 64 bit drivers.
<http://www.station-drivers.com/page/atheros.htm>
Did you try just running the exe file rather than using "update drivers"?

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Old 06-02-2010, 02:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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On 6/2/2010 7:19 AM, Bob wrote:
> On 02/06/2010 13:07, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>> On 6/1/2010 3:07 PM, Bob wrote:
>>> On 01/06/2010 19:33, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>> On 6/1/2010 10:02 AM, Bob wrote:
>>>>> On 01/06/2010 13:26, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>>> On 5/31/2010 9:21 PM, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>>>> On 5/31/2010 5:41 PM, Mike Easter wrote:
>>>>>>>> Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I've been trying to get my Proxim Orinoco Gold 8470-FC pcmcia card
>>>>>>>>> working on my windows 7 machine, with no luck so far
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> If it is any consolation, that card is well supported by linux
>>>>>>>> drivers
>>>>>>>> such as madwifi and others :-)
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> http://www.dudek.org/wireless Wireless cards with good linux
>>>>>>>> support
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-346597.html I hear and
>>>>>>>> read
>>>>>>>> in numerous places that Orinoco cards are easily recognized by
>>>>>>>> Linux. -
>>>>>>>> What chip set are the Orinoco cards using that makes them so
>>>>>>>> easy to
>>>>>>>> use?<snip>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> (old page with some interesting orinoco chipset and history info)
>>>>>>>> http://www.seattlewireless.net/index...ntWirelessCard (Dec
>>>>>>>> 2002)
>>>>>>>> Proxim has bought the Orinoco product line and released a different
>>>>>>>> card
>>>>>>>> under the "Orinoco Gold" label -
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> yeah, thanks. just trying to get my system as-is rolling with this
>>>>>>> card. but, if all else fails, i can run a VM in a pinch, try to
>>>>>>> attach
>>>>>>> the pcmcia to it, etc...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Anyone have any other ideas as to where I might post this question?
>>>>>> Even if proxim doesn't support win 7 yet with their 8470, there
>>>>>> might be
>>>>>> a way to tweak older drivers, etc. thanks!
>>>>> Have you tried finding win7 drivers for the chipset the 8470 uses and
>>>>> giving those a try?
>>>>> madwifi lists it as an AR5212
>>>>> <http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/Compatibility/Proxim>
>>>>> At least one person has got the chipset to work in win7
>>>>> <http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprohardware/thread/b1e20241-23ed-4c20-a258-360e9aa7fa42>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks Bob - those are nice ideas. I actually already came across that
>>>> post, and tried using the AWLC4030 driver, but it didn't work for
>>>> me. I
>>>> assume it's because I'm running 64-bit Windows 7. I've searched around
>>>> for other AR5212 drivers for windows 7 x64, but again, no joy. The
>>>> Omnipeek drivers don't do the trick either. There are probably some
>>>> out
>>>> there that would indeed work (I hope there are, anyway), but I haven't
>>>> been able to find them yet.
>>> Most of the atheros drivers seem to cover a broad range of devices so if
>>> you feel like experimenting you could try the Win7 drivers listed at
>>> <http://www.station-drivers.com/telechargement/atheros/wifi/Atheros_wlan_9.0.0.173(www.station-drivers.com).exe>
>>>

>>
>> Hmm, I gave those drivers a shot, but it doesn't take when trying to
>> "update drivers" from the device manager. My guess is that they're not
>> 64-bit compatible. I'll search around there for 64-bit drivers, but let
>> me know if you happen to have some more up your sleeve. thanks.
>>

> The package is supposed to contain 32 and 64 bit drivers.
> <http://www.station-drivers.com/page/atheros.htm>
> Did you try just running the exe file rather than using "update drivers"?


Just did, and same result unfortunately. Was this driver for a cardbus card?
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:11 PM   #15 (permalink)
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On 02/06/2010 14:26, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
> On 6/2/2010 7:19 AM, Bob wrote:
>> On 02/06/2010 13:07, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>> On 6/1/2010 3:07 PM, Bob wrote:
>>>> On 01/06/2010 19:33, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>> On 6/1/2010 10:02 AM, Bob wrote:
>>>>>> On 01/06/2010 13:26, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>>>> On 5/31/2010 9:21 PM, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 5/31/2010 5:41 PM, Mike Easter wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> I've been trying to get my Proxim Orinoco Gold 8470-FC pcmcia card
>>>>>>>>>> working on my windows 7 machine, with no luck so far
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> If it is any consolation, that card is well supported by linux
>>>>>>>>> drivers
>>>>>>>>> such as madwifi and others :-)
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> http://www.dudek.org/wireless Wireless cards with good linux
>>>>>>>>> support
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-346597.html I hear and
>>>>>>>>> read
>>>>>>>>> in numerous places that Orinoco cards are easily recognized by
>>>>>>>>> Linux. -
>>>>>>>>> What chip set are the Orinoco cards using that makes them so
>>>>>>>>> easy to
>>>>>>>>> use?<snip>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> (old page with some interesting orinoco chipset and history info)
>>>>>>>>> http://www.seattlewireless.net/index...ntWirelessCard (Dec
>>>>>>>>> 2002)
>>>>>>>>> Proxim has bought the Orinoco product line and released a different
>>>>>>>>> card
>>>>>>>>> under the "Orinoco Gold" label -
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> yeah, thanks. just trying to get my system as-is rolling with this
>>>>>>>> card. but, if all else fails, i can run a VM in a pinch, try to
>>>>>>>> attach
>>>>>>>> the pcmcia to it, etc...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Anyone have any other ideas as to where I might post this question?
>>>>>>> Even if proxim doesn't support win 7 yet with their 8470, there
>>>>>>> might be
>>>>>>> a way to tweak older drivers, etc. thanks!
>>>>>> Have you tried finding win7 drivers for the chipset the 8470 uses and
>>>>>> giving those a try?
>>>>>> madwifi lists it as an AR5212
>>>>>> <http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/Compatibility/Proxim>
>>>>>> At least one person has got the chipset to work in win7
>>>>>> <http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprohardware/thread/b1e20241-23ed-4c20-a258-360e9aa7fa42>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks Bob - those are nice ideas. I actually already came across that
>>>>> post, and tried using the AWLC4030 driver, but it didn't work for
>>>>> me. I
>>>>> assume it's because I'm running 64-bit Windows 7. I've searched around
>>>>> for other AR5212 drivers for windows 7 x64, but again, no joy. The
>>>>> Omnipeek drivers don't do the trick either. There are probably some
>>>>> out
>>>>> there that would indeed work (I hope there are, anyway), but I haven't
>>>>> been able to find them yet.
>>>> Most of the atheros drivers seem to cover a broad range of devices so if
>>>> you feel like experimenting you could try the Win7 drivers listed at
>>>> <http://www.station-drivers.com/telechargement/atheros/wifi/Atheros_wlan_9.0.0.173(www.station-drivers.com).exe>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Hmm, I gave those drivers a shot, but it doesn't take when trying to
>>> "update drivers" from the device manager. My guess is that they're not
>>> 64-bit compatible. I'll search around there for 64-bit drivers, but let
>>> me know if you happen to have some more up your sleeve. thanks.
>>>

>> The package is supposed to contain 32 and 64 bit drivers.
>> <http://www.station-drivers.com/page/atheros.htm>
>> Did you try just running the exe file rather than using "update drivers"?

>
> Just did, and same result unfortunately. Was this driver for a cardbus card?

I just looked for a card that had the AR5212 as part of it's
architecture and that driver covers a wide variety of cards.
<http://www.station-drivers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=9678#9678>

What do proxim support say about writing a driver for it? not cost
effective?
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
Alexander Shenkin
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On 6/2/2010 8:48 AM, Bob wrote:
> On 02/06/2010 14:26, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>> On 6/2/2010 7:19 AM, Bob wrote:
>>> On 02/06/2010 13:07, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>> On 6/1/2010 3:07 PM, Bob wrote:
>>>>> On 01/06/2010 19:33, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>>> On 6/1/2010 10:02 AM, Bob wrote:
>>>>>>> On 01/06/2010 13:26, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 5/31/2010 9:21 PM, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>>>>>> On 5/31/2010 5:41 PM, Mike Easter wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> I've been trying to get my Proxim Orinoco Gold 8470-FC pcmcia
>>>>>>>>>>> card
>>>>>>>>>>> working on my windows 7 machine, with no luck so far
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> If it is any consolation, that card is well supported by linux
>>>>>>>>>> drivers
>>>>>>>>>> such as madwifi and others :-)
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> http://www.dudek.org/wireless Wireless cards with good linux
>>>>>>>>>> support
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-346597.html I
>>>>>>>>>> hear and
>>>>>>>>>> read
>>>>>>>>>> in numerous places that Orinoco cards are easily recognized by
>>>>>>>>>> Linux. -
>>>>>>>>>> What chip set are the Orinoco cards using that makes them so
>>>>>>>>>> easy to
>>>>>>>>>> use?<snip>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> (old page with some interesting orinoco chipset and history info)
>>>>>>>>>> http://www.seattlewireless.net/index...ntWirelessCard (Dec
>>>>>>>>>> 2002)
>>>>>>>>>> Proxim has bought the Orinoco product line and released a
>>>>>>>>>> different
>>>>>>>>>> card
>>>>>>>>>> under the "Orinoco Gold" label -
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> yeah, thanks. just trying to get my system as-is rolling with
>>>>>>>>> this
>>>>>>>>> card. but, if all else fails, i can run a VM in a pinch, try to
>>>>>>>>> attach
>>>>>>>>> the pcmcia to it, etc...
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Anyone have any other ideas as to where I might post this question?
>>>>>>>> Even if proxim doesn't support win 7 yet with their 8470, there
>>>>>>>> might be
>>>>>>>> a way to tweak older drivers, etc. thanks!
>>>>>>> Have you tried finding win7 drivers for the chipset the 8470 uses
>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>> giving those a try?
>>>>>>> madwifi lists it as an AR5212
>>>>>>> <http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/Compatibility/Proxim>
>>>>>>> At least one person has got the chipset to work in win7
>>>>>>> <http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprohardware/thread/b1e20241-23ed-4c20-a258-360e9aa7fa42>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks Bob - those are nice ideas. I actually already came across
>>>>>> that
>>>>>> post, and tried using the AWLC4030 driver, but it didn't work for
>>>>>> me. I
>>>>>> assume it's because I'm running 64-bit Windows 7. I've searched
>>>>>> around
>>>>>> for other AR5212 drivers for windows 7 x64, but again, no joy. The
>>>>>> Omnipeek drivers don't do the trick either. There are probably some
>>>>>> out
>>>>>> there that would indeed work (I hope there are, anyway), but I
>>>>>> haven't
>>>>>> been able to find them yet.
>>>>> Most of the atheros drivers seem to cover a broad range of devices
>>>>> so if
>>>>> you feel like experimenting you could try the Win7 drivers listed at
>>>>> <http://www.station-drivers.com/telechargement/atheros/wifi/Atheros_wlan_9.0.0.173(www.station-drivers.com).exe>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hmm, I gave those drivers a shot, but it doesn't take when trying to
>>>> "update drivers" from the device manager. My guess is that they're not
>>>> 64-bit compatible. I'll search around there for 64-bit drivers, but
>>>> let
>>>> me know if you happen to have some more up your sleeve. thanks.
>>>>
>>> The package is supposed to contain 32 and 64 bit drivers.
>>> <http://www.station-drivers.com/page/atheros.htm>
>>> Did you try just running the exe file rather than using "update
>>> drivers"?

>>
>> Just did, and same result unfortunately. Was this driver for a cardbus
>> card?

> I just looked for a card that had the AR5212 as part of it's
> architecture and that driver covers a wide variety of cards.
> <http://www.station-drivers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=9678#9678>
>
> What do proxim support say about writing a driver for it? not cost
> effective?


Thanks Bob. Proxim will write a Win 7 driver, they say, but won't give
a timeline.
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:11 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Alexander Shenkin wrote:

> I've been trying to get my Proxim Orinoco Gold 8470-FC pcmcia card
> working on my windows 7 machine, with no luck so far (it worked fine on
> my old XP machine). I've tried proxim's vista and whql drivers, neither
> of which seem to work. Anyone have any ideas how I might get this to
> work? thanks in advance.
>
> Win 7 Pro x64
> Thinkpad T400 2764-CTO


- why are you running the x64 Win7 instead of the x32? Usually you
don't gain anything with x64, and sometimes you cause unnecessary
compatibility problems
- that thinkpad T400 supports more/other than pcmcia, it also supports
express card, such as the Intels and others which will also do wireless
N. Your proxim is just G.


--
Mike Easter
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:11 PM   #18 (permalink)
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On 6/2/2010 9:50 AM, Mike Easter wrote:
> Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>
>> I've been trying to get my Proxim Orinoco Gold 8470-FC pcmcia card
>> working on my windows 7 machine, with no luck so far (it worked fine on
>> my old XP machine). I've tried proxim's vista and whql drivers, neither
>> of which seem to work. Anyone have any ideas how I might get this to
>> work? thanks in advance.
>>
>> Win 7 Pro x64
>> Thinkpad T400 2764-CTO

>
> - why are you running the x64 Win7 instead of the x32? Usually you
> don't gain anything with x64, and sometimes you cause unnecessary
> compatibility problems
> - that thinkpad T400 supports more/other than pcmcia, it also supports
> express card, such as the Intels and others which will also do wireless
> N. Your proxim is just G.


1) I'm not about to change my OS because a card won't work with it. But
regardless, I have a mountain of reasons for using an x64 system
including speeding up modeling tasks and increasing memory capacity.

2) the thinkpad supports lots of things. I've had this card for a
while, and want to keep using it as I did a fair amount of research
before buying it, and don't want to go through all that again if I can
avoid it.

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Old 06-03-2010, 08:11 AM   #19 (permalink)
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On 01/06/2010 03:29, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
> On 5/31/2010 5:41 PM, Mike Easter wrote:
>> Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>
>>> I've been trying to get my Proxim Orinoco Gold 8470-FC pcmcia card
>>> working on my windows 7 machine, with no luck so far

>>
>> If it is any consolation, that card is well supported by linux drivers
>> such as madwifi and others :-)
>>
>> http://www.dudek.org/wireless Wireless cards with good linux support
>>
>> http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-346597.html I hear and read
>> in numerous places that Orinoco cards are easily recognized by Linux. -
>> What chip set are the Orinoco cards using that makes them so easy to
>> use?<snip>
>>
>> (old page with some interesting orinoco chipset and history info)
>> http://www.seattlewireless.net/index...ntWirelessCard (Dec 2002)
>> Proxim has bought the Orinoco product line and released a different card
>> under the "Orinoco Gold" label -

>
> According to Proxim, they'll eventually support windows 7 with the 8470.
>
> From Proxim Support:
>
> -----------------
>
> Thank you for contacting Proxim Technical Support.
>
> With regards to your query about the drivers to support Windows-7, I'm
> sorry for the fact that as of now we do not provide any drivers for
> windows 7.
>
> (Though I'm not sure of when this would happen however),to meet the
> business requirements proxim will come up with drivers to work on windows 7.
>
> Please use the following link to check for the available drivers for the
> Client card:
> Answer Title: ORiNOCO 847x-FC 847x-WD 802.11b/g PC Card download and
> documentation
> Answer Link:
> http://support.proxim.com/cgi-bin/pr...p?p_faqid=1228
>
> --------------------

While it may not get anyone to produce a driver have you filled in MS's
compatibility report on the card?
<http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-vista/Details.aspx?type=Hardware&p=8470FC%20ORiNOCO%2011 b%2fg%20Gold%20Wireless%20PC%20Card&v=Proxim%20Wir eless%20Corporation&uid=8470FC&pf=17&pi=0&c=Networ king&sc=Wireless%20Network%20Cards&os=64-bit&feedbackPage=suggest>

If you require a list of known working cards.
<http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-vista/Browse.aspx?type=Hardware&category=Networking&subc ategory=Wireless%20Network%20Cards&os=64-bit&results=50&sort=Relevance>

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Old 06-03-2010, 01:11 PM   #20 (permalink)
Alexander Shenkin
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Default Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

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On 6/3/2010 2:25 AM, Bob wrote:
> On 01/06/2010 03:29, Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>> On 5/31/2010 5:41 PM, Mike Easter wrote:
>>> Alexander Shenkin wrote:
>>>
>>>> I've been trying to get my Proxim Orinoco Gold 8470-FC pcmcia card
>>>> working on my windows 7 machine, with no luck so far
>>>
>>> If it is any consolation, that card is well supported by linux drivers
>>> such as madwifi and others :-)
>>>
>>> http://www.dudek.org/wireless Wireless cards with good linux support
>>>
>>> http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-346597.html I hear and read
>>> in numerous places that Orinoco cards are easily recognized by Linux. -
>>> What chip set are the Orinoco cards using that makes them so easy to
>>> use?<snip>
>>>
>>> (old page with some interesting orinoco chipset and history info)
>>> http://www.seattlewireless.net/index...ntWirelessCard (Dec 2002)
>>> Proxim has bought the Orinoco product line and released a different card
>>> under the "Orinoco Gold" label -

>>
>> According to Proxim, they'll eventually support windows 7 with the 8470.
>>
>> From Proxim Support:
>>
>> -----------------
>>
>> Thank you for contacting Proxim Technical Support.
>>
>> With regards to your query about the drivers to support Windows-7, I'm
>> sorry for the fact that as of now we do not provide any drivers for
>> windows 7.
>>
>> (Though I'm not sure of when this would happen however),to meet the
>> business requirements proxim will come up with drivers to work on
>> windows 7.
>>
>> Please use the following link to check for the available drivers for the
>> Client card:
>> Answer Title: ORiNOCO 847x-FC 847x-WD 802.11b/g PC Card download and
>> documentation
>> Answer Link:
>> http://support.proxim.com/cgi-bin/pr...p?p_faqid=1228
>>
>>
>> --------------------

> While it may not get anyone to produce a driver have you filled in MS's
> compatibility report on the card?
> <http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-vista/Details.aspx?type=Hardware&p=8470FC%20ORiNOCO%2011 b%2fg%20Gold%20Wireless%20PC%20Card&v=Proxim%20Wir eless%20Corporation&uid=8470FC&pf=17&pi=0&c=Networ king&sc=Wireless%20Network%20Cards&os=64-bit&feedbackPage=suggest>
>
>
> If you require a list of known working cards.
> <http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-vista/Browse.aspx?type=Hardware&category=Networking&subc ategory=Wireless%20Network%20Cards&os=64-bit&results=50&sort=Relevance>
>


thanks bob. submitted a report. i'll post back if i manage to get this
working somehow. thanks for your help.

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