Drivers for Netgear WG311T PCI adapter

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  1. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    Scavenged one of these from an old pc for my MDD but it isnt recognized by my comp. I tried version 3.3.3 of Orangeware but it can't recognize it either. Is this futile or can anyone help with this.

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  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    What version of the card is it? These cards had a couple of chips across the same series.
     
  3. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Does this help? This is the card

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  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    There are no OS X drivers for the chipset even. You may be able to build a driver using the AirPort Atheros 5424 kext by adding the device to the list.
     
  5. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Too bad, is it complicated could I try it and not damage my os
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    There is always a risk when modifying kext files. I have done it numerous times for Hackintoshes or adding unsupported hardware to my Mac.
     
  7. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well id give it a try, worse case is I have to reinstall the os

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    I did though see something about a orangeware wireless driver 3.1.1 making this card work for a beige g3.
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    PM me if you need help hacking the driver.
     
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    Is this Leopard or Tiger?
     
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    What exactly do you mean? Do you mean you could not find the device identifier in it? I would try rolling back the IOPCIFamily.kext to the one from 10.4.5 first as that seemed to have more Atheros networking support.
     
  12. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It didn't see any card in the system. Would you have a link to this file
     
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    What do you mean exactly by "it didn't see any card in the system"?
     
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    I think the Orangeware driver only works on 10.4. The reasoning would be due to the IOPCIFamily.kext that supported that chipset was available only in Tiger.
     
  16. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Bingo! I installed it on my hd with Tiger and it works. Is there any way it can get it to work with Leopard?
     
  17. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Potentially adding the device identifier to the Atheros kext for AirPort.
     
  18. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I tried to see if I can edit the file but it won't let me
     
  19. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Kext files are protected from being written to when in System/Library/Extensions. Most users create two copies when making edits. One for backup purposes that you can put on a flash drive or somewhere safe and one on the Desktop to edit. In the event that this really screws your install up, boot into Tiger and restore the original. Remember that you must properly re-add the kext into the folder and not just drag it in.
     
  20. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    In the end it seems only WEP is recognized under Tiger, I do appreciate the help but probably will end up sticking with sharing the connection from my macbook pro instead.
     
  21. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Do you have 10.4.11? I think it should do WPA too.
     
  22. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's running 10.4.11 but the program to use the pci card only gives me open or wep as options
     
  23. Altemose macrumors G3

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    That is a limitation of the software and not Tiger.
     

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