Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2789 from 2006/3/21
From: Northern Calif...
I wonder if there is some way of hacking the A1200/A600 68k support for PCMCIA slots to work on Apple PCMCIA slots when running MorphOS2.x?
I wouldn't know where to even start looking to make that work, but would guess that Amiga support for PCMCIA slots must be within the Kickstart ROMs for the A1200 & A600, unless it is handled by an extra on the motherboard chip on those models.
I just confirmed that the slot for the Airport card in my G4 PowerMac tower is the same as the slot in the A1200/A600 physically, but as someone stated, I doubt any Prism2 compatible wireless NIC cards would fit, due to their length, without some serious ugly hacking of the PowerMac case so you could close it with the longer PCMCIA card installed.
I would support a bounty to get either Prism2 compatible wireless NIC cards supported for use by MorphOS2.x in a G4 PowerBook, or better than that, for someone to write drivers to support Apple's Airport wireless NIC cards in all of the G4 & G5 models currently supported by MorphOS2.x and those shown in proof of concept screen shots that hopefully will be supported by MorphOS in the not too distant future.
I know the "Team" has stated that no one is even working on wireless support yet, so it must be a difficult task that none of them has decided to take up the challenge to complete. So, perhaps we should think about starting a bounty to find someone that has the time and skills to work on wireless support of one kind or another for MorphOS2.x and build up the donated amount enough to make it worth someone's time and effort to get it done?
How many members here would support such a bounty with money donations?
[ Edited by amigadave on 2011/3/20 12:53 ]
[ Edited by amigadave on 2011/3/20 12:56 ]
MorphOS - The best Next Gen Amiga choice.