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PowerBook 5300cs questions

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by masterjedi73, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502


    I'm trying to connect it to the Internet but can't find information onn which cards will work with it....will a 32 bit 10/100mbps card work?
  2. macrumors 68000

    No, you need a Non-Cardbus card for it to work on your 5300 (I face the same problem on my 1400c/166 and 1400c/133 - No Ethernet jacks, which is a shame really).
  3. macrumors 6502


    Ok thanks. I'm glad I didnt open the one I bought today!

    Can you buy them new anywhere? I haven't seen them.
  4. macrumors 68000

    No you cant, Cardbus was phased in in around 1997, this is the problem with running very old Macs (My solution was to hook my 1400s up to my PowerMac 8200/120, which has an Ethernet Jack. (This solution is obviously a complex solution to a simple problem, but since I had the 8200 kicking around it was cheaper than trying to find the correct card in eBay).
  5. macrumors 6502


    Ahhhh....I wonder how much I'm willing to pay to step back in time. Lol. Thanks for the info.

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