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#1 2018-02-06 06:54:39

klode
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Registered: 2018-02-06
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Powerbook 1400cs with Orinoco Gold card, unable to get DHCP

I have this powerbook 1400cs with Mac OS 9.1, and recently I've found a Orinoco Gold Card for wifi connection.
I have installed drivers, and I think it works fine.
I have the icon for wifi control in the Control Strip.
It shows me the AP founded near, and I've created a new configuration with Assistant.
After some seconds, where the OS seems to be freezed, it get me the signal icon with green signal bars.
But if I go to TCP/IP where I've selected Orinoco and DHCP I got the self assigned IP (169.254.xxx.yyy)

What's wrong?

I've tried with manual configuration, without success. Please, help me...


PowerBook 1400 CS - 64 MB Ram - HDD Transcend CF 8GB
Mac OS 9.1 English

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#2 2018-02-06 08:26:50

LCGuy
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Re: Powerbook 1400cs with Orinoco Gold card, unable to get DHCP

What security is the access point using? OS 9 is unable to connect to WPA or WPA2 networks, only unsecured (open) and WEP networks.

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#3 2018-02-06 19:16:47

klode
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Registered: 2018-02-06
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Re: Powerbook 1400cs with Orinoco Gold card, unable to get DHCP

I've tried with an open wifi with android telethered phone, unsecured, but it fail. But curious if it cannot got a connection with WPA or WPA2, and I can see the Orinoco connected to a crypted wifi, so thia wifi has WEP enabled, right?


PowerBook 1400 CS - 64 MB Ram - HDD Transcend CF 8GB
Mac OS 9.1 English

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#4 2018-02-07 19:32:52

klode
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Registered: 2018-02-06
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Re: Powerbook 1400cs with Orinoco Gold card, unable to get DHCP

I've got a solution. With an opened SSID I've set IP manually on TCP/IP panel, then save, then reopen TCP/IP panel and set DHCP, save and... Voilà! My pb1400 go to internet! Funky!


PowerBook 1400 CS - 64 MB Ram - HDD Transcend CF 8GB
Mac OS 9.1 English

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