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ORiNOCO_6.3.sit_.hqx (1.77 MB)
MD5: c582b334d6cb41d0fc436fbeb281d0c3
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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ORiNOCO_7.2.smi_.sit_.hqx (1.78 MB)
MD5: 72c67ae5d0981135e89abf6f715eaa89
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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apt3a41i.hqx (450.78 KB)
MD5: ebf330427eabe808857bac169e3f5150
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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apt3e01i.hqx (467.64 KB)
MD5: 0b652b792fbffedb5a148f94ffb66c12
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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apt4061i.hqx (482.28 KB)
MD5: 8e9d39f659ac93f720175094b35f6ceb
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Apt4200i.hqx (456.36 KB)
MD5: 99028bb2e880be37c21ac94fc1b2074a
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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apt6041i.hqx (944.18 KB)
MD5: 269b431b8e4a3bb6fbaefe892e726441
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Guides on emulating older applications

Macintosh drivers for any ORiNOCO branded or (almost all) WaveLAN chipset equipped PCMCIA wireless networking cards. It seems this chipset was among the most popular options for Macintosh users before Apple rolled out AirPort; which itself is based on WaveLAN Silver hardware.

1# ORiNOCO 6.3; Mac OS 8.5 and up.
2# ORiNOCO 7.2; For Mac OS 8.6 and upward.
3# WaveLAN/IEEE Software version 3.10; System 7.5.2 - Mac OS 8.5
4# WaveLAN/IEEE Software version 3.14; System 7.5.2 - Mac OS 8.6
5# WaveLAN/IEEE Software version 4.00; System 7.5.2 - Mac OS 8.6
6# WaveLAN/IEEE Software version 4.02; System 7.5.2 - Mac OS 9.0
7# WaveLAN/IEEE Software version 6.00.04; System 7.5.2 - Mac OS 9.0

Downloads #1 and #2 taken from the alksoft website.

Downloads #3-#7 taken from here.

Known compatible cards:

ORiNOCO Wireless Classic Gold PC Card
Proxim ORiNOCO Classic Gold (model 8410WD)
Lucent ORiNOCO Gold, Silver or Bronze
Lucent WaveLan Gold, Silver or Bronze
Agere System's ORiNOCO Gold, Silver or Bronze
Buffalo Air Station (model WLI-PCM-L11GP)
Cabletron RoamAbout (model CSICD-AA-128
Enterasys RoamAbout (model CSICD-AA-128))
HP ProCurve 150wl 11 Channel PC Card (J8135A)
Avaya Wireless 16-Bit PC Card
IBM High Rate Wireless LAN
Dell TrueMobile 1150 Series
Sony PCWA-C100
Sony Vaio PCWA-C150-S
Compaq WL110
Card that may work:
Freebox PCMCIA card (French internet provider)


If you have any other versions of the ORiNOCO drivers, please upload them!


Architecture: 68k PPC

Downloads #3-#7 will work with the PowerBook 190, #1 and #2 won't. Any of them should work with PPC PowerBooks up to and including the G3.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You may need to make a disk image of the folder that it installs from for the installer to recognize the files are present.


Europa's picture
by Europa - 2021, January 20 - 3:32pm

I get a message telling me version 6.3 supports a minimum of 8.5 when I try to run the installer on my PowerBook 1400 on Mac OS 8.1.

I also was able to find some other versions of the driver too. Would you like me to upload them?

sfp1954's picture
by sfp1954 - 2021, January 11 - 1:25am

These drivers are not needed on most systems after 1999.

Zaiphaic's picture
by Zaiphaic - 2021, January 10 - 11:10pm

The 6.3 driver set won’t even start on 68k, error -192 which means "PowerPC" only. The tag "68k" should be removed therefore.

cbone's picture
by cbone - 2020, June 3 - 5:38pm

Thank you, Antonin29! These WiFi drivers have been long overdue here Smile