Its weird. There are som PCMCIA cards that show up as Airports on a Lombard. My Uncle has a Lucent card running in his. The Lucent I took from a graphite basestation doesn't show up in mine as Airport.
I fitted a Belkin card to another Lombard and that showed as Airport too.
Mine has a wireless driver installed already, which does recognise the Lucent. I wonder if this overrides Airport somehow. Did you have a 3rd party wireless driver installed before you tried the card?
I have tried both the drivers from http://www.wirelessdriver.sourcefourge.net and the one from IOxperts. The IOxperts driver works for the most part, but I don't like the idea of paying for something that only mostly works. I would really like it to run with the airport software, the laptop is going to a friend and I don't want to have to figure out what the issue is with a crappy driver every time there is a problem. *sigh* Anyways, I didn't really play with the card until after I had installed the drivers, but I just did a complete reinstall and it did not show up as an airport card when I put it in. I am running 10.3.9 with a few different versions of airport.
Does anyone know of any pcmcia cards that will for sure show up in a lombard as airport, or does it seem like it's luck of the draw?
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I wish WirelessDriver was around when I needed it. I had to pay for OrangeWare's Wireless Driver 3 for my B&W machine. I don't regret it (very stable & easy to setup) though it's great that there is an Open Source driver in the wild.
I hope this doesn't seem alien to people that are familiar with this :blink:
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Well unfourtanatly I just can't get WirelessDriver to work at all, I have tried the whole install uninstall reinstall technique theysay to try, I tried the terminal commands, I took of encryption of my wireless network while I installed. I have done everything I could think of to get it to work with no result. Also I don't have a tiger disc handy to see if that helps, maybe I will get one soon to try out.
I have a lombard and a aerocard extreme from macsense and i'm getting airport bar at my topbar ! I was wonder how and finaly found you guys, let me tell you that before I connect the card I when to my software update because I never before have install airport (what for) but when I click on the window very fast I read that "this software update allow others card the use of airport or better use" in any case it is working automatic like eternet connection and before on 10.3 was a pain to connect and my lombard almost when in flames HOT. NOW the problem I been looking for antenna because I have a bit of problem with resecion but my card do not have any connector and no body yet since to have nothing for the lombard, so I wonder maybe any of you have an idea of HOW! Because since to me (maybe Iam wrong if you stick an USB antena and your laptop do not have internal card how that it will help? I don't see how? Need help there too please i have place add in many forum include mac no luck yet but none of the other know that the cards are working and you do. well thank you and i hope you can allow a new (5years) apple user in this forum.
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