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Asante Friendlynet Driver !!INSTALL!!



I would suggest that you first go for the parallel-to-USB adapter. Check Amazon.com, newegg.com and the like. They can be found for as little as about US$10. The big advantage is that they are plug and play. No messing with cable drivers, IP addresses, etc.




Asante Friendlynet Driver



GenMAC is a personal attempt of Willibald Meyer to design a device driver that offers support for a lot of recent and modern network interface cards (NICs), with a strong accent for gigabit and on-board network interfaces.OS/2 uses network drivers compliant to the NDIS 2.01 specifications, a standard developed between 3Com Corporation and Microsoft. However, since the latest versions of Microsoft Windows use the newer NDIS 5.0, most manufacturers tend to lack development of OS/2-specific device drivers. This project will eventually give an answer to this problem by offering a decently-engineered and "universal" network driver with support for the most common modern network cards.


Check the bottom of your Barricade unit to see which you have, and download the appropriate firmware upgrade.1.10 PTR driver [download]click hereFor use with HP LaserJet 6L and 1100 on WINNT and WIN2000 only. Use only with 7004ABR router!7004WBRWBR1.93e [download] click here Links to old revisions of SMC firmware can be found on this page.


Printing using LPR The printserver is LPR compliant and can be used without installing the drivers on the Asante or SMC CDROM if you have a system that uses that protocol. Reader Joe Gasper sent in the following:


The WirelessDriver Homepage has also released a Mac driver that enables a lot of Prism and Prism2 wireless cards, such as the WaveLAN/Orinoco, Cabletron, SkyLINE, and D-link PC Card cards for use with Mac OS X 10.2 and Darwin.


This works just the like the Dell TrueMobile 1300. Just slide it in the PC Card slot, and your PowerBook thinks it is an AirPort card. I have used this card under both 10.4 and 10.5 and it worked perfectly without drivers.


This works without third-party drivers in Tiger, but it requires drivers in Jaguar and Panther. Be careful with this one and get an early version. Belkin changed the chipset in later models, and they are not compatible with Mac OS X.


This card has been tested in a PowerBook 1400cs. It was recognized in Mac OS 8.0 with the Wavelan drivers version 6.00.4, but would only connect to a computer-to-computer wireless network created on my iBook G3 (Original Airport) with no security. It would not connect to a wireless router (Linksys WRT45G) even after disabling security entirely. We assume there is some security aspect of modern WAPs causing issues with this card.


This card reportedly works in OS7 to OS9 with drivers from Proxim/Lucent and in OSX 10.1 and 10.2 with drivers from Sourceforge. However it should work in OSX 10.3 upwards using the built in Airport software. The Silver card only supports 64-bit WEP encryption.


This card reportedly works in OS7 to OS9 with drivers from Proxim/Lucent and in OSX 10.1 and 10.2 with drivers from Sourceforge. However it should work in OSX 10.3 upwards using the built in Airport software.


3Com deserves a serious slapping around for their pathetic Macintosh support. This is slowly improving, but there is no legacy support added for many of their old products. Too bad, since the 3C589 series of PCMCIA Ethernet cards are cheap and plentiful, and there are no native Mac drivers for them. This is my attempt to rectify this egregious disparity.


Thanks to Jon Glass, who mailed me a Farallon driver and instructions on how he modified it (thanks to his contact!), which works with the 3C589 series. I have further modified the driver to properly identify the card and have some useful information on it in the Extensions Manager.


This means pretty much everything after the 1400 with a PCMCIA slot, including the 3400 on up. At the very least, the driver doesn't seem to reliably work on these later models, and at worst, you may get a system crash. If you want to try this on an OpenFirmware-based PowerBook, back up your System Folder first.


The 1400s and 5300s seem to really work well with this driver, and it seems the 190 is also compatible too! I would appreciate datapoints for the Blackbirds if anyone has tried this driver on those systems ... ?


Under OS 8.6 and 9.1(I'm assuming that this holds for OS 8.5 and 9.0.4 as well... [a later note from Dan said that 9.0.4 also suffers from this]), the Skyline driver AND EtherTalk Phase 2 must be installed. I suspect the critical Farallon component is the "Wireless PC Card" extension. The machine will crash hard on the first startup attempt(no graphic, text or Restart button), but the 3-fingerd salute(Command-Control-Powerkey) starts the machine and all loads properly thereafter. Built-in Ethernet must be removed.


LSI/SymBios (formerly NCR) 53C810, 53C810a, 53C815, 53C825,53C825a, 53C860, 53C875, 53C875a, 53C876, 53C885, 53C895, 53C895a,53C896, 53C1010-33, 53C1010-66, 53C1000, 53C1000R PCI SCSIcontrollers, either embedded on motherboard or on add-on boards (ncr(4) and sym(4) drivers)


With all supported SCSI controllers, full support is providedfor SCSI-I, SCSI-II, and SCSI-III peripherals, including harddisks, optical disks, tape drives (including DAT, 8mm Exabyte,Mammoth, and DLT), medium changers, processor target devices andCD-ROM drives. WORM devices that support CD-ROM commands aresupported for read-only access by the CD-ROM drivers (such ascd(4)). WORM/CD-R/CD-RW writingsupport is provided by cdrecord(1), which is a part ofthe sysutils/cdrtools port in the PortsCollection.


Gigabit Ethernet NICs based on the Intel 82542 and 82543controller chips ( wx(4), gx(4) and em(4) drivers), plus NICssupported by the Intel 82540EM, 82544, 82545EM, and 82546EBcontroller chips ( em(4) driver only)


The other drawback to going non-Apple is the question over software compatibility. Most cards are aimed at Windows laptops and may not even support Macs. Even if Mac drivers are available, they are unlikely to be as cleanly integrated or as carefully debugged as the Apple drivers.


However, I read somewhere that the Belkin 802.11g cards were in fact compatible with the Apple AirPort drivers i.e. you could just plug them in and it would work. So I bought one for about $40 from J&R and plugged it in.


When my second card died, I went out and bought another Belkin card, again from J&R. However, this card had different packaging and turned out to be a different version of the card - ver.3000 instead of ver.1315 like the first card I bought. This card is no longer based on the Broadcom chips, but instead uses "Ralink", and is not directly supported by the Apple AirPort drivers. Now, Ralink offers their own driver that you can download and install - I used it for a few weeks, and it works fine (it even offers some information not available under AirPort, like a list of all detected networks along with numerical signal strengths). But it's not as elegant - you have to run a separate program, there are typos - even in the menu bar of that program! And eventually, when I had to reinstall the OS after upgrading the hard disk, I had no easy way to download the drivers because, well, the network wasn't available!


The picture below shows the three different cards I've tried. The leftmost is the current Belkin F5D7010 (rev.3000), which needs a 3rd party driver to work on a Mac, which I don't recommend. The middle is the older Belkin F5D7010 rev.1315, which works, but has some reliability questions. The right is the Asante ALS5403-XG, my latest addition, which I recommend.


Devices in this chapter are supported by drivers included with Solaris 8 Intel Platform Edition. For a list of devices supported by certified third-party drivers, see Chapter 4, Certified Controllers Supported by Third-Party Drivers.


The tape drives in the following table have been tested with the st tape driver software. The tape drives were tested using the LegatoTape Exerciser program to verify basic functionality and general compatibilitywith Solaris Intel Platform Edition.


UP1000 SRM can boot off an Adaptec 294x adapter. Under high I/O load conditionsmachine lockups have been observed using the Adaptec 294x. A Symbios 875 based card worksjust fine, using the sym driver. Most likely other cards based on the Symbios chips thatthe sym driver supports will work as well.


ATA and ATAPI (IDE) devices are supported via the ata(4) driverframework. As most people run their Alphas with SCSI disks it is not as well tested asSCSI. Be aware of boot-ability restrictions for IDE disks. See the machine specificinformation.


If you want to boot your Alpha over the Ethernet you will obviously need an Ethernetcard that the SRM console recognizes. This generally means you need a board with an 21x4xEthernet chip as that is what Digital used. These chips are driven by the FreeBSD de(4) (olderdriver) or dc(4) (newerdriver). Some new SRM versions are known to recognize the Intel 8255x Ethernet chips asdriven by the FreeBSD fxp(4) driver.But beware: the fxp(4) driver isreported not to work correctly with FreeBSD (although it works excellently onFreeBSD/x86).


In general the SRM console emulates a VGA-compatibility mode on PCI VGA cards. Thisis, however, not guaranteed to work by Compaq/DEC for each and every card type out there.When the SRM thinks the VGA is acceptable FreeBSD will be able to use it. The consoledriver works just like on a FreeBSD/intel machine. Please note that VESA modes are notsupported on Alpha, so that leaves you with 80x25 consoles.


Where possible, the drivers applicable to each device or class of devices is listed.If the driver in question has a manual page in the FreeBSD base distribution (mostshould), it is referenced here. Information on specific models of supported devices,controllers, etc. can be found in the manual pages.


Note: The device lists in this document are being generated automatically fromFreeBSD manual pages. This means that some devices, which are supported by multipledrivers, may appear multiple times.


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