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Win7 driver for Orinoco Gold 8470-FC?

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May 31, 2010 1:50:11 PM

Hi Folks,

I have an proxim orinoco gold 8470-FC pcmcia wifi card. It worked just fine under XP, but for the life of me, I can't get it working under Windows 7. I tried both the WHQL and Vista drivers from the proxim site, but no joy with either one.

Anyone have any ideas on how to get this working on my win 7 machine? Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Windows 7 Pro x64
Thinkpad T400 2764-CTO
card: http://www.amazon.com/Proxim-8470-FC-ORiNOCO-802-11b-Ca...
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a b $ Windows 7
May 31, 2010 6:03:38 PM

These days you could probably replace the card for about $20 for one which includes a Win7 driver.
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June 1, 2010 12:41:20 PM

thanks for the reply, fihart. couple reasons why that won't work for me:

1) i'm out of country for 2 months, so that's not a great option
2) i spent time tracking down this particular card since it's compatible with backtrack and the other apps used for putting cards in promiscuous mode, etc. I don't need just any wifi card - I need *this* wifi card.

So, I repeat my question - there are drivers for this card for XP and Vista. Is there any way I can tweak things to make this thing operate under windows 7? Proxim will eventually come out with win 7 drivers, or so they say, but that will surely take quite a while. Any thoughts appreciated!
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a b $ Windows 7
June 1, 2010 12:50:25 PM

See if you can figure out whose chipset it used -- most brands use several of a small pool of chipset makers to supply devices across their range (e.g. Atheros, Broadcomm are common suppliers). You may then find a generic driver for that chipset which will work with your model.
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June 1, 2010 4:05:29 PM

good idea - i'm looking. no joy yet, as there don't seem to be many drivers for atheros for windows 7 x64 out there, but i'll report back if i find something.
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a b $ Windows 7
June 1, 2010 4:18:14 PM

Have you tried Vista x64 drivers?
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November 5, 2011 11:39:40 AM

I had the same problem. I found drivers that you are looking for. I have windows 7 x64 with orinoco gold 8470 working in my laptop. Tell me if you still need them, I can upload for you.
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November 15, 2011 1:10:59 PM

that'd be great, a17824. Thanks a ton!
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March 3, 2012 5:11:16 PM

a17824 said:
I had the same problem. I found drivers that you are looking for. I have windows 7 x64 with orinoco gold 8470 working in my laptop. Tell me if you still need them, I can upload for you.


Hi I read your post and was wondering if you could send me the win 7 64 bit driver for the orinco gold 8470fc pcmcia card. i can not find it anywhere. If you could send it through upload bank or something like that It would be gretly appreciated. my email is mikeeastern12 @gmail.com thanks...
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