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Emperor Wu
2014-09-30, 11:00
I have an old SB1 with a dying wireless card. When connected by a wired connection it runs fine, but if I try wireless it works about 30% of the time. When it doesn't work it enters a reboot loop trying to configure wireless and connect to the server.

I opened up the box and found a non-branded PCMCIA wireless card. Searching the forums I seen posts from ~2006 in which folks talk of upgrading from the 802.11b-only wireless to the faster 802.11g protocol. In those discussions -- in which it is concluded that 802.11g isn't supported -- I read attributes of the wireless card:
- 802.11 b
- Atheros chipset
- 16-bit, non-Cardbus PCMCIA form factor

I have gone searching on eBay and other sites for such a card, and I cannot find one. If you have successfully replaced an ailing SB1 wireless card with a working one, which card did you use? I am not looking to 'upgrade', but simply get a compatible card that will again make my SB1 useful on wireless.

David

bpa
2014-09-30, 12:53
An alternative would be to buy a wireless/ethernet games adapter such as a linksys wga54g or simular functi0onality can be achieved with a new router and a something like openwrt firmware.

get.amped
2014-09-30, 13:47
Probably cheaper and easier to set up a wireless bridge. Get one of these:

TP-LINK TL-WR740N Wireless N150 Home Router (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704037)

for less than $20 USD, configure it as a WDS Bridge, plug the SB1 into it with an ethernet cable and be done.

Emperor Wu
2014-09-30, 22:28
Probably cheaper and easier to set up a wireless bridge. Get one of these:

TP-LINK TL-WR740N Wireless N150 Home Router (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704037)

for less than $20 USD, configure it as a WDS Bridge, plug the SB1 into it with an ethernet cable and be done.

Turns out NewEgg is selling a refurb version of that for $9 with free shipping. I'll give it a whirl -- thank you.