Proxim Orinoco 8410-WD Classic Gold PC Card

PC Card - 11Mbps - MPN: 8410WD
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Description
The ORiNOCO Classic Gold PC Card is designed to work as a client device as well as in an access point, providing connectivity to users anywhere. Easy to install, the PC Card gives you the convenience to work anytime,anywhere and any way you want.
Quick Glance
Device Type Wi-Fi Adapter
Network Architecture Supported Wireless Ethernet - 11 Mbps IEEE802.11b
Frequency Band Low power consumptionIndustry-leading radio design
Slot/Port Type PC Card
Expert Reviews
Proxim 8410-WD
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Apr 27, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 1 expert review for Proxim 8410-WD and the rating is 76 of 100. Click below and use Testseek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
4 Star Review   By member joearfa - Jun 4, 2005   

Strengths: easy installation great range support external antenna

The Orinoco gold card is as good as its reputation. I use it with my Fujitsu tablet where low power consumption is most important. The range easily exceeds any card that I've used.

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5 Star Review   By member cop35758 - May 14, 2005   

Strengths: Great Signal Strength, East to install and works great with external antennas!

Weakness: A little flimsy but still very sturdy

This little card is a very very good one. Signal strength is awesome and the card is built like a rock. Im currently using it with a external antenna which makes it a very very powerful combo!

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5 Star Review   By member Furly37 - Mar 25, 2005   

Strengths: Great signal strength, solid connection, easy to use.

Weakness: None that I have found.

I went through three other network cards and bridges before someone recommended that I purchase a card with the Orinoco chipset. That was the best move I could have made. This card has been so reliable I wouldn't bother with the cheap brands with fancy rebates any more. I get full bars on my connection at work when others are only getting 1 or 2. The software is easy to use but could be refined a little. It works well with XP SP2 as long as you turn off the Windows Wireless Network software. You would be wasting your time with any other network card.

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5 Star Review   By member burning_desire - Feb 1, 2005   

Strengths: phenomenal feature set, self-detecting drivers, external antenna connector, jewel case, and 3 year warranty.

Weakness: none whatsoever.

i've gone through several other cards and have yet to find one with as good a range and feature set as this one. i had this card running in two minutes after simply plugging it into the slot, and the jewel case is a nice touch, particularly if you're on the go.

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5 Star Review   By member boshlag - Aug 31, 2004   

Strengths: Good range. Good software compatibility. Overall, works very well.

Weakness: None.

I got this card a month and a half ago on a recommendation from a friend, and it has worked great for everything I've needed it for. I can pick up a signal from anywhere in my house, and have had no problems using the card. I would definitely recommend it.

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4 Star Review   By member jazzhead - Apr 3, 2004   

Strengths: Easy installation, strong user interface. Card has worked flawlessly from the start.

Weakness: Signal strength indicator reports frequent drop-outs (Unclear whether these are real or indicative of monitoring weaknesses). Current support for MacOS questionable, although advertised as such.

The Orinoco Classic Gold Wireless PC Card is advertised as compatible with MacOS 8 & 9, and in fact, when the product was Lucent's, they included Mac drivers on the installation CD. However, now that Proxim has taken over the Orinoco card, the Mac drivers are no longer included on the CD. I used the CD from a friend who had purchased the card a couple of years ago when it was Lucent's to download and install the drivers. With drivers installed and the card inserted, it shows up on the desktop as an Airport PC Card. The Appletalk control panel needs to be set so that it's accessing the net via the card (It also shows up as an Airport card in the Appletalk control panel), and the TCP/IP control panel also needs to be set to the Airport PC Card. The Airport PC Card icon on the desktop opens up to show a window that allows for selection of any wireless access point that it sees, and also displays a signal strength bar. It also provides facilities for inputting an encryption code, if one is required by the Access Point. Overall, it was easy to install and it worked immediately without the need to contact Proxim tech support. Because it shows up as an Airport card, it's not even clear that I needed to install the older Lucent drivers. It's software denotes it as a WaveLan card, and that control panel doesn't come up when selected, so it may be that you stick it in, power up the machine, and the Airport driver code (Included in the 9.2.2 installation) does the rest. It is important to note that if the machine is powered up without the card inserted, the Appletalk and TCP/IP control panels revert to Ethernet access, and need to be reset, even when the Airport values are saved. Other than that, the card seems to be working fine right off the bat with no problems, other than a tendency to display a 'no signal' in the PC Card window every now and then (This no signal has no apparent effect on internet access, and is most likely a monitoring anamoly).

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5 Star Review   By member cronkster - Mar 20, 2004   

Strengths: Easy to use; great quality

I installed the card on an IPAQ 3850 with the expansion pack and was up and running in just a couple of minutes. I receive a good strong signal from anywhere in the house. This is a great card and was definitely cheaper than anything else out there. Completely satisfied.

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5 Star Review   By member kleine18 - Mar 13, 2004   

Strengths: Excelent quality.

Weakness: Overpriced

Best wireless card i have ever had, never had any issues with it. I have had several different brands and this is still the best. This is the only card i will buy from now on.

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5 Star Review   By member teel27 - Jan 24, 2004   

Strengths: Compatible with most mainstream operating systems and you can add an external antenna

The ORiNOCO Classic Gold PC is the best card I have seen on the market, its signal strength is awesome and you have the ability to add an external antenna for all you war-drivers. I installed the card in a IPAQ 3955 pcmcia expansion pack in about 2min, I also used it with my laptop an IBM A21m running windows XP with no problems.

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Product Details
Description
The ORiNOCO Classic Gold PC Card is designed to work as a client device as well as in an access point, providing connectivity to users anywhere. Easy to install, the PC Card gives you the convenience to work anytime,anywhere and any way you want.
Quick Glance
Device Type Wi-Fi Adapter
Network Architecture Supported Wireless Ethernet - 11 Mbps IEEE802.11b
Frequency Band Low power consumptionIndustry-leading radio design
Slot/Port Type PC Card
Summary
Product Title Proxim Orinoco 8410-WD Classic Gold PC Card
Manufacturer Proxim
Lowest Price $39.99 from ChicagoComputerSupply
Power Score 4.3 | 10 Reviews
Networking Standards
Wireless Transmission Speed: 11 Mbps
Wireless Security Features: High-level security with full 128-bit key, RC4 encryption or 64-bit WEP encryption
General
Category: Wireless
Features: CSMA/CA
Class: Network Hardware
Dimensions
Height: 0.4 in
Weight: 1.94 oz
Width: 2.12 in
Depth: 4.63 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 3 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Indoor Antenna Range: 165 ft
Product Line: ORiNOCO
ISM Minimum Frequency: 2.40 GHz
Interfaces: Type II PC Card
Dimensions: 2.12" Width x 4.63" Depth x 0.34" Thickness
Thickness: 340 mil
Network OS Support: Linux, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows CE, Microsoft Windows NT (Unspecified Version)
Product Model: 8410-WD
Outdoor Antenna Range: 1750 ft
Brand Name: Proxim
Shipping Weight: 13.28 oz
Speeds Supported: 11 Mbps
Base Warranty: 3 year(s)
Network Status Indicators: Link Status, Power
ISM Maximum Frequency: 2.48 GHz
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Expert Reviews
Proxim 8410-WD
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Apr 27, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 1 expert review for Proxim 8410-WD and the rating is 76 of 100. Click below and use Testseek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
4 Star Review   By member joearfa - Jun 4, 2005   

Strengths: easy installation great range support external antenna

The Orinoco gold card is as good as its reputation. I use it with my Fujitsu tablet where low power consumption is most important. The range easily exceeds any card that I've used.

50% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member cop35758 - May 14, 2005   

Strengths: Great Signal Strength, East to install and works great with external antennas!

Weakness: A little flimsy but still very sturdy

This little card is a very very good one. Signal strength is awesome and the card is built like a rock. Im currently using it with a external antenna which makes it a very very powerful combo!

57% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member Furly37 - Mar 25, 2005   

Strengths: Great signal strength, solid connection, easy to use.

Weakness: None that I have found.

I went through three other network cards and bridges before someone recommended that I purchase a card with the Orinoco chipset. That was the best move I could have made. This card has been so reliable I wouldn't bother with the cheap brands with fancy rebates any more. I get full bars on my connection at work when others are only getting 1 or 2. The software is easy to use but could be refined a little. It works well with XP SP2 as long as you turn off the Windows Wireless Network software. You would be wasting your time with any other network card.

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5 Star Review   By member burning_desire - Feb 1, 2005   

Strengths: phenomenal feature set, self-detecting drivers, external antenna connector, jewel case, and 3 year warranty.

Weakness: none whatsoever.

i've gone through several other cards and have yet to find one with as good a range and feature set as this one. i had this card running in two minutes after simply plugging it into the slot, and the jewel case is a nice touch, particularly if you're on the go.

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5 Star Review   By member boshlag - Aug 31, 2004   

Strengths: Good range. Good software compatibility. Overall, works very well.

Weakness: None.

I got this card a month and a half ago on a recommendation from a friend, and it has worked great for everything I've needed it for. I can pick up a signal from anywhere in my house, and have had no problems using the card. I would definitely recommend it.

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4 Star Review   By member jazzhead - Apr 3, 2004   

Strengths: Easy installation, strong user interface. Card has worked flawlessly from the start.

Weakness: Signal strength indicator reports frequent drop-outs (Unclear whether these are real or indicative of monitoring weaknesses). Current support for MacOS questionable, although advertised as such.

The Orinoco Classic Gold Wireless PC Card is advertised as compatible with MacOS 8 & 9, and in fact, when the product was Lucent's, they included Mac drivers on the installation CD. However, now that Proxim has taken over the Orinoco card, the Mac drivers are no longer included on the CD. I used the CD from a friend who had purchased the card a couple of years ago when it was Lucent's to download and install the drivers. With drivers installed and the card inserted, it shows up on the desktop as an Airport PC Card. The Appletalk control panel needs to be set so that it's accessing the net via the card (It also shows up as an Airport card in the Appletalk control panel), and the TCP/IP control panel also needs to be set to the Airport PC Card. The Airport PC Card icon on the desktop opens up to show a window that allows for selection of any wireless access point that it sees, and also displays a signal strength bar. It also provides facilities for inputting an encryption code, if one is required by the Access Point. Overall, it was easy to install and it worked immediately without the need to contact Proxim tech support. Because it shows up as an Airport card, it's not even clear that I needed to install the older Lucent drivers. It's software denotes it as a WaveLan card, and that control panel doesn't come up when selected, so it may be that you stick it in, power up the machine, and the Airport driver code (Included in the 9.2.2 installation) does the rest. It is important to note that if the machine is powered up without the card inserted, the Appletalk and TCP/IP control panels revert to Ethernet access, and need to be reset, even when the Airport values are saved. Other than that, the card seems to be working fine right off the bat with no problems, other than a tendency to display a 'no signal' in the PC Card window every now and then (This no signal has no apparent effect on internet access, and is most likely a monitoring anamoly).

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5 Star Review   By member cronkster - Mar 20, 2004   

Strengths: Easy to use; great quality

I installed the card on an IPAQ 3850 with the expansion pack and was up and running in just a couple of minutes. I receive a good strong signal from anywhere in the house. This is a great card and was definitely cheaper than anything else out there. Completely satisfied.

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5 Star Review   By member kleine18 - Mar 13, 2004   

Strengths: Excelent quality.

Weakness: Overpriced

Best wireless card i have ever had, never had any issues with it. I have had several different brands and this is still the best. This is the only card i will buy from now on.

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5 Star Review   By member teel27 - Jan 24, 2004   

Strengths: Compatible with most mainstream operating systems and you can add an external antenna

The ORiNOCO Classic Gold PC is the best card I have seen on the market, its signal strength is awesome and you have the ability to add an external antenna for all you war-drivers. I installed the card in a IPAQ 3955 pcmcia expansion pack in about 2min, I also used it with my laptop an IBM A21m running windows XP with no problems.

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