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  • Just looking around
    Posts: 5 from 2017/2/26
    Hi All, sorry if this has been answered before. i just installed morphos on my powerbook g4 model A1052. I can not seem to see any wifi connections in the network area? is it because my powerbooks internet adapter doesnt work in this os? sorry if i am asking something asked before. As i say i am new to this os and beeing a long term amiga fan i really wanted to use this os. This is teh reason i just bought a g4. thanks
  • »26.02.17 - 01:55
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    NewSense
    Posts: 503 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, Gr...
    It's quite possible that the A1026 or A1027 cards are unsupported via MorphOS - certain cards, probably all the Airport Extreme cards of the A1026/A1027 type have the BCM4306 chipsets which Frank Mariak (cyfm) states are unsupported with MorphOS, so you'd have to use an external wi-fi card in the PCMCIA (PC Card) slot to get wireless to work, or just use Ethernet which works well.

    Take a look at the forum posts on: Certain Apple Airport cards with BroadCom Chipsets 4306 unsupported
    Mac Mini 1.5GHz, Model 10.2, 64MB VRam, 250GB HDD, 1GB RAM, Airport, Bluetooth, Wireless Keyboard & Mouse, DVD-RW-DL+CD-RW, Iomega MiniMax, Belkin 6 port 3 x Firewire/3 x USB2, MorphOS 3.9, Mac OS X 10.4 & 10.5 & A1138 Powerbook MOS v3.9, Model 5,8
  • »26.02.17 - 02:51
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    koszer
    Posts: 590 from 2004/2/8
    From: Poland
    Quote:

    NewSense wrote:
    It's quite possible that the A1026 or A1027 cards are unsupported via MorphOS


    A1027 works just fine. It's A1026 that uses slightly different chipset and is (currently?) unsupported. If that's the case then just swapping it with A1027 will do the trick.
  • »26.02.17 - 09:59
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    NewSense
    Posts: 503 from 2012/11/10
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    I thought the issue initially was confined to the A1026, but from the thread I mentioned above:

    Certain Apple Airport cards with BroadCom Chipsets 4306 unsupported

    Read post #16 by lerche, he has an A1027 and his card wasn't recognised it seems - in fact you (koszer) were the one who supplied him with the info about the Atheros5k PCMCIA wireless card after he had reported that his A1027 wasn't recognised under MorphOS, and I just thought you'd have remembered that, but hey we are only human.
    Mac Mini 1.5GHz, Model 10.2, 64MB VRam, 250GB HDD, 1GB RAM, Airport, Bluetooth, Wireless Keyboard & Mouse, DVD-RW-DL+CD-RW, Iomega MiniMax, Belkin 6 port 3 x Firewire/3 x USB2, MorphOS 3.9, Mac OS X 10.4 & 10.5 & A1138 Powerbook MOS v3.9, Model 5,8
  • »27.02.17 - 00:56
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  • Just looking around
    Posts: 5 from 2017/2/26
    thanks guys :) i dont mind buying a new wireless card if needed. thanks again for your help
  • »27.02.17 - 02:48
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    koszer
    Posts: 590 from 2004/2/8
    From: Poland
    Quote:

    NewSense wrote:
    Read post #16 by lerche, he has an A1027 and his card wasn't recognised it seems


    Strange indeed... It seems I've missed his mention about A1027. I have both A1026 and A1027 here and the latter works OK while the first hangs the wireless prefs. Could it be possible that some A1027's are based on earlier Broadcom chipset?
  • »27.02.17 - 06:14
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  • Just looking around
    Posts: 5 from 2017/2/26
    Do you guys happen to know which pcmica wireless. And is compatible with morphs. I don't want to buy the wrong one.

    Thanks
  • »28.02.17 - 03:55
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  • Just looking around
    Posts: 5 from 2017/2/26
    Sorry ignore me. I found an answer on the post you linked. Ordered one off eBay. I hope it works. Now I just have to start learning this os :)
  • »28.02.17 - 04:02
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