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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

Hello,

I received a PowerBook G4 with OS 10.5.8 from my mother, and I wish to connect it to Internet at the office.
The problem is there is no wifi at the office... so I have to pass by a wired connection.

But... the right connectors tell me that there is no cable connected (even if so...). So, I deduced that it was not working.

Therefore I ordered a D-link adapter (DFE-690TXD). I tested on the windows laptop of a friend, and it works.

So I installed the drivers providen on the CDROM (that you can also find here ; http://fr.driverscol...90TXD&By=D-Link) but each time I activate the card, I do have a message telling to shutdown the computer (https://plus.google....CLCpqI-7-4iwtAE).
Note that these drivers seems to work for Mac os 10.3.X or 10.2.X

I tried the latest drivers from Dlink (ftp://ftp.dlink.com/...690txd/Drivers/) but it said that the "classic interface is not maintained" (??)

I read that there is cumbersome approach to fix this problem... maybe someone could help me ?
The other option is maybe to downgrade to OS 10.3.x ? but I have no cd.

Kind regards
Alexandra
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:08 PM

View PostAlexandraKa, on 10 December 2012 - 10:49 AM, said:

Hello,

I received a PowerBook G4 with OS 10.5.8 from my mother, and I wish to connect it to Internet at the office.
The problem is there is no wifi at the office... so I have to pass by a wired connection.

But... the right connectors tell me that there is no cable connected (even if so...). So, I deduced that it was not working.

Therefore I ordered a D-link adapter (DFE-690TXD). I tested on the windows laptop of a friend, and it works.

So I installed the drivers providen on the CDROM (that you can also find here ; http://fr.driverscol...90TXD&By=D-Link) but each time I activate the card, I do have a message telling to shutdown the computer (https://plus.google....CLCpqI-7-4iwtAE).
Note that these drivers seems to work for Mac os 10.3.X or 10.2.X

I tried the latest drivers from Dlink (ftp://ftp.dlink.com/...690txd/Drivers/) but it said that the "classic interface is not maintained" (??)

I read that there is cumbersome approach to fix this problem... maybe someone could help me ?
The other option is maybe to downgrade to OS 10.3.x ? but I have no cd.

Kind regards
Alexandra


I'm blocked from seeing the picture where I am, but presuming it's a dark window with the message in multiple language that's called a kernel panic and it means something has gone wrong at a very fundamental level in the OS. Bad drivers would not be an uncommon cause. What do you mean by, "the right connectors tell me that there is no cable connected?" Exactly what's telling you that, and what diagnostic steps have you taken?

Based on what you've said so far, I think I'd take another look at the on-board ethernet port.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:51 PM

yes, it is this famous message... I guess it is the equivalent of the famous Windows blue screen.
here is the album containing the photos https://plus.google....CLCpqI-7-4iwtAE
I put the photo of the "grey" screen (^_^) and the screenshot of the network config (sorry in french)
This last picture shows that the network controller seams to work, but in fact it always says that it is disconnected.

The other PCI Eth...card is the PCMCIA DFE-690TXD card.

About the diagnose, I dont know exactly what to do...
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