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PowerBook 1400 Internal Farallon Ethernet Drivers
« on: February 06, 2018, 09:46:02 PM »
 Hello,

 

I've been trying to get the internal Ethernet card working on my PowerBook, It's a Farallon card that plugs directly into the motherboard. I previously had the driver for this and tested that it worked, but lost the system a while back when I wiped one of my drives. I've searched all over the internet and tried all of the drivers I've found but nothing has worked. Does anybody know where I can find the correct drivers? I have attached images of the card, and below are the drivers I've tried;

Farallon EN Installer 2.2.2

PB1400 EN Installer 1.6

EtherLAN Installer 1.0

3Com EtherLink III

PC Card Installer 2.2

 


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Re: PowerBook 1400 Internal Farallon Ethernet Drivers
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 11:33:28 PM »
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Re: PowerBook 1400 Internal Farallon Ethernet Drivers
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 02:34:15 AM »
Was this you, over on 68kmla (back in 2013)?
https://68kmla.org/forums/index.php?/topic/53074-powerbook-1400-farallon-ethernet/
If not, check it out.

If it is... well, then you've been looking a very long time indeed.
Does seem that the driver should be available on subsequent OS upgrades available
...after the original basic OS 7.5.3 install?

I've a 9500 to resurrect soon and I'll then check the Apple OS 8.5 install disk.
Sorry, not of any more possible immediate help.

Anyone else?
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Re: PowerBook 1400 Internal Farallon Ethernet Drivers
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 04:34:34 PM »
That wasn't me but I do have a post there too.. It seems that this driver has completely disappeared over the last few years :( I'll go through them all again today but it seems that none of the drivers I have tried have been compatible with Mac OS 8.5+.

No worries thanks for your reply!

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Re: PowerBook 1400 Internal Farallon Ethernet Drivers
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 12:20:21 PM »
Im in the same place. I reinstalled macos and forgot to preserve the drivers. Also got a Farallon card just like you. Let me know if you find the drivers !

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Re: PowerBook 1400 Internal Farallon Ethernet Drivers
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 01:31:01 PM »
So frustrating right? I ended up giving up for now and settling with a PCMCIA card with those flimsy adapters.. I must have tried about 20+ different drivers on all systems through 7-9 and nothing worked.

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Re: PowerBook 1400 Internal Farallon Ethernet Drivers
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 01:43:09 PM »
I have good news! I found the driver and it works for me. I have uploaded it to my dropbox drive and will try to spread it as much as i can :)

You can download it here https://www.dropbox.com/s/cpvuctqer22buhn/PB1400ENInstall.sit.hqx?dl=0 please let me know if it works for you too.

Best regards zChris

EDIT: I see that you have tried PB1400 EN Install, can it have been a wrong one? Since i have the exact same card as you and it worked for me. https://www.dropbox.com/s/w8ttn6xylu06b1w/DSC_0084.JPG?dl=0
« Last Edit: May 17, 2018, 01:59:01 PM by zChris »

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Re: PowerBook 1400 Internal Farallon Ethernet Drivers
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2019, 08:07:30 PM »
I have good news! I found the driver and it works for me. I have uploaded it to my dropbox drive and will try to spread it as much as i can :)

You can download it here https://www.dropbox.com/s/cpvuctqer22buhn/PB1400ENInstall.sit.hqx?dl=0 please let me know if it works for you too.

Best regards zChris

EDIT: I see that you have tried PB1400 EN Install, can it have been a wrong one? Since i have the exact same card as you and it worked for me. https://www.dropbox.com/s/w8ttn6xylu06b1w/DSC_0084.JPG?dl=0

zChris thanks for posting the driver, I finally got around to putting the card back in and trying it again. I think there's something wrong with the ethernet card because that driver doesn't work, it doesn't show in system profiler, and when I open PB1400EN Diagnostics I get the error "No valid device found". Very annoying considering this used to work perfectly, I guess I'll keep an eye out for another one. Thanks anyway!

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Re: PowerBook 1400 Internal Farallon Ethernet Drivers
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 09:59:08 PM »
I also wanted to say thanks! I've been piecing several old PB1400s together from old broken systems and had one of the ethernet cards. With the drivers works like a charm, I had searched and wasn't sure I was going to be able to get it working.