From: Jonathan Hill (jonathan.m.hill_at_verizon.net)
Date: Thu Jul 31 2003 - 08:56:34 PDT
Thanks for the feedback.
It is a 5V card - I checked it before I inserted it the first time - and
also the "16" box is installed.
Also, the PCMIA slot should be working, since I had used it for a 3Com
fax/modem card just before.
Hmmm. A mystery......
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian" <bmcewen_at_comcast.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 6:45 AM
Subject: Re: [NTLK] Problems with New Proxim Orinoco Gold Card
> >From: "Jonathan Hill" <jonathan.m.hill_at_verizon.net>
> > I just purchased a Proxim Gold Orinoco 802.11b card (number 8420-WD),
> >have not been able >to get my MP 2100 to recognize the card!
> >Whenever I install the card, a message box appears which says "There is a
> >problem with this card >(Newton can not recognize this type of card)"
> Is it a 3.3V card?
> I'm off to work so don't have time to check your model number, but I do
> know that before I bought a second card for my 2100, I noticed that many
> the new models are 3.3V not 5V like the older cards.
> I had to be careful which I chose. All combo cards (b/a or b/g or
> whatever) that I saw were 3.3V for sure, and probably cardbus as well (two
> whammies for Newton compatibility).
> You have to use the 5V cards, Yoshi is just getting to compatibility with
> 3.3V and at this time to use 3.3V can kill the card and the Newton both
> has early support for only one model 3.3V, it's mentioned on his website).
> The Newton will try and send 5V to a 3.3 card and cause damage.
> The card SHOULD have little boxes with checkmarks on the back for 16bit vs
> cardbus and 3.3V vs 5V. You need (MUST HAVE) 5V and 16-bit (not cardbus)
> for the card to work on the Newtons. If it doesn't say on the back, you
> wll have to pull up detailed tech specs online or from the insert that it
> shipped with.
> HTH. I would not put the card in the MP again until you check the
> etc. If those are OK, then you are looking at a package install issue,
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