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  1. #1
    Alexander Shenkin
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    Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    Hi Folks,

    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

  2. #2
    Mike Easter
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    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).


    This page looks like proxim is saying they support W2k-XP with that card
    http://snipr.com/wyhn7 8470-FC ORiNOCO 11b/g PC Card, Gold - FCC -
    Windows 2000, XP

    > 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?


    This is the page where you connect with the proxim support for downloads
    and knowledgebase which requires that you have a login account
    http://www.proxim.com/support/contact.html


    --
    Mike Easter

  3. #3
    Alexander Shenkin
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    On 5/31/2010 12:30 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 (it worked fine on
    >> my old XP machine).

    >
    > This page looks like proxim is saying they support W2k-XP with that card
    > http://snipr.com/wyhn7 8470-FC ORiNOCO 11b/g PC Card, Gold - FCC -
    > Windows 2000, XP


    Thanks Mike - they actually also support Vista, as they have a driver
    specifically for it. While they don't support Windows 7, there are
    plenty of other devices out there that don't officially support windows
    7, but still work with it. So, I'm wondering if there's any way to get
    the existing drivers to work with windows 7, or perhaps there are modded
    drivers out there, or something along those lines. I dunno.

    >
    >> 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?

    >
    > This is the page where you connect with the proxim support for downloads
    > and knowledgebase which requires that you have a login account
    > http://www.proxim.com/support/contact.html


    Yep, thanks, already have an account and tried the latest Vista and XP
    (WHQL) drivers, to no avail.

  4. #4
    Mike Easter
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    Alexander Shenkin wrote:
    > 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,


    >> This is the page where you connect with the proxim support for downloads
    >> and knowledgebase


    > Yep, thanks,


    There is also no help at the MS Win7 hardware compatibility ctr

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...s/default.aspx See
    what works! Easily browse or search the compatibility status of your
    favorite applications and devices on the Windows 7 Compatibility Center.


    --
    Mike Easter

  5. #5
    Mike Easter
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    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 -

    --
    Mike Easter

  6. #6
    Alexander Shenkin
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    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...

  7. #7
    Alexander Shenkin
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    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

    --------------------

  8. #8
    Alexander Shenkin
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    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!

  9. #9
    Bob
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    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>

  10. #10
    Alexander Shenkin
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    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.

  11. #11
    Bob
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    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>

  12. #12
    Alexander Shenkin
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    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.


  13. #13
    Bob
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    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"?


  14. #14
    Alexander Shenkin
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    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?

  15. #15
    Bob
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    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?

  16. #16
    Alexander Shenkin
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    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.

  17. #17
    Mike Easter
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    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

  18. #18
    Alexander Shenkin
    Guest

    Re: Proxim Orinoco 8470 on Windows 7

    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.


  19. #19
    I had the same problem. I found drivers that you are looking for. I have windows 7 x64 with orinoco gold 8470 working in my laptop. Tell me if you still need them, I can upload for you.

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