On Wed, 29 Oct 2003, Ryan Verner wrote: > On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 00:19:33 -0500 (EST), Derrick J Brashear wrote > > I have an Airport card which is apparently French and thus won't let > > me use channels 1-9. I thought perhaps I could convince it to take Orinoco > > firmware since the Mac is uninterested in flash updating it, but no such > > luck. > > Hm, I thought the Mac OS X driver flashed the card in the Airport slot on > every boot or something, although now that I think of it, it wouldn't make > sense unless it has trouble seeing the card. > > I used to stick my Orinoco cards in the slot on my old Powerbook to update > them with 8.1x firmware back when I needed 128-bit WEP support. (well, that's the opposite of what i tried, of course) > Wonder if there's some way you can convince the mac it needs flashing. Given, > I wonder if the French version of OS X does flash the firmware, but with some > version that gives less channels. That said though, none of this makes > terribly much sense, really. i couldn't find a way to do it, but admittedly i don't know what to try, either. yeah, it's sort of weird, but a bit of hunting with google will tell you other people have the same problem, so i know i'm not nuts.