Wireless for 1400cs?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by im_to_hyper, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

    im_to_hyper

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    Hey there -- this isn't exactly a "collectors" question but what the heck, why not ask it here. If I ask anywhere else I will be told to get a newer computer :D

    So, here's my situation. I just got a 1400cs off Ebay for like $35. It has a 750MB HD and 44MB of RAM, so I didn't think that was too bad.

    It only has a floppy drive, no CD-ROM, and I am assuming no ethernet. What I want to do is use my SCSI CD-ROM (if I can find it) and install OS 9 and then use OS Helper to install 9.2.2 like I did on my 5500/225 with 64MB RAM (it had 32 when I originally installed it)

    I then want to get some sort of wireless card so I can give this laptop to my cousin to use with MSN Messenger and be able to check Hotmail. Otherwise, I will just sell it if it becomes too big of a project for me.

    What card would work the best with OS 8.6/9 laptops?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Don't know a card off the top of my head, but the primary problem is finding a 16-bit PCMCIA card -- the 1400 is not 32-bit CardBus compatible. DOn't buyh anything unless you can confirm it is 16-bit.
     
  3. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    Ahhh, that's why I wanted you to IM me in that other thread....to see if you were interested in my 1400c/133. Oh well, if you're still interested, IM me.

    You can get a Lucent WaveLAN (I think) PCMIA Card and use it in these.

    Mine has 32MB RAM and a ~1GB HD and it actually ran 9 pretty good when I had it on there. Nothing great though. Can't help you with the SCSI CD Drive, mine just has the little internal removable bay one...

    EDIT: Check THIS out!
     
  4. racepres macrumors member

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    The best "older" powerbook investment I ever made was that scsi adapter cable.
    Works to attach cdroms, cdrw drives, zip, [you get the point] to my 'books" from the 150 to the wallstreet and all in between. BTW w/ my 1400c/166 I run os 8.6 cause it still allows ram doubler2. and running os9.1 w virtual mem enabled seemed "instable" . Good luck... MV
     
  5. im_to_hyper thread starter macrumors 65816

    im_to_hyper

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    Hey there -- do you have a picture of the SCSI adapter cable so that I can know what I am looking for?
     
  6. racepres macrumors member

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    Let's see if this works...

    Nope... Check yer IM or e-mail... I aint smart enough to post a pic... Maybe someone out there can help me... i even have a "real" website so I spose I could be using it for pic hosting??? If I knew how to set that up. MV
     
  7. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    Host the image. When you get a working link to the image, enclose it in the img tags, like this:

    [ img]link to image[/ img]

    Remove the spaces that I put in the tags, though. I had to put those to show you the code.
     
  8. racepres macrumors member

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    Thanks ITASOR, I will give it a go later after I set up [upload] an addrtess at the site... Will I have to upload the images as I do site maintenance or can I create a shortcut for myself?? Later MV
     
  9. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    Just use http://imageshack.us and upload them. Then use the "direct link" that it gives you (last one) between the image tags stated above.

    good luck!
     
  10. racepres macrumors member

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    Well now... that seems easy!!! thanks again and sorry im_to_hyper for hijacking the thread.... later MV
     

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