Using Airport 1.2
Under Mac OS 8.6
G3 Series, 2400c, 3400c, and Kanga
Apple claims that Airport 1.2 requires Mac OS 9, and
an Airport equipped powerbook or a Powerbook G3 Series (Wallstreet). Airport
won't install under Mac OS 8.6, however, I have been using it on three powerbooks
(a Wallstreet and two 3400c's) for about a month with no noticeable issues
except those which occur under Mac OS 9 as well. A friend has reported success
with his powerbook 2400c. I have had no success, however, with a powerbook
5300cs and this software.
The hardware I am using includes the Lucent Wavelan
Bronze and Silver cards.
This document describes how to install Airport 1.2
into Mac OS 8.6.
- If you do not already have TomeViewer, download it and
- Download Airport 1.2 and mount
the self mounting image on the desktop.
- Open the Airport Tome in TomeViewer. You will
find it in the AirPort disk, under Software Installers, under AirPort. and
extract the following to a folder titled Airport which you will put in
the Apple Extras folder of your hard drive:
- AirPort Admin Utility
- Extract the following to the extensions folder:
- AirPort AP
- Airport AP Support
- AirPort Driver
- AirPort PC Card
- Control Strip Extension
- Do Not Extract
- Open Transport
- Open Transport ASLM Modules
- Extract the AirPort Control Strip module to
the Control Strip Modules Folder in the System Folder.
- The AirPort Prefs and TCP/IP Preferences go
in the Preferences folder of the System Folder.
- Create a folder in the Help folder of the System
Folder called Airport Help. It should have the following folders and files
- All the .gif files in the time should be installed
inside the gfx folder.
- All the files starting with the letters "in"
in the tome should be installed inside the In folder inside the AirPort
- The shrd folder should look like this:
- All the rest of the files should be installed
in the pgs folder. They all begin with "wr."
On the 2400c, it has been found that the Farallon ethernet
PC card and the Lucent Wavelan card do not work simultaneously. You must
reboot to switch between the two. Similarly, I found that the 5300c had the
same problem using Lucent's drivers and Global Village's Platinum Pro ethernet
card. I have discovered that the Focus MV16-EN does work on the powerbook
5300c with the Lucent Wavelan card using Lucent's drivers and Mac OS 7.6.
This ethernet/video adapter was available for less than $30 at DMS last I checked.
Go to Rob's Airport Links.
Go back to Rob's