ORiNOCO PC Card

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Lucent ORiNOCO Classic (Silver/Gold)

FCC approval date: 20 July 1999
Country of manuf.: Taiwan

Interface: PCMCIA (16-bit)

ID: 0156:0002

FCC ID: IMRWLPCE24H

WI1 chip1: Lucent HERMES I

WI1 chip2: Lucent THESEUS HS

WI1 chip3: Philips Model?

Additional chips
IF quadrature transceiver;Philips;SA1630;SA1630BE, 016742, FP026B;1;;LQFP-48;
2.4GHz low-voltage RF transceiver (w/ LNA + mixer);Philips;SA2420;SA2420DH, 945121--, Fnr0014B;1;BiCMOS;TSSOP24;
Low-voltage frequency synthesizer for radio telephones (900 / 2GHz);Philips;UMA1021M;MA1021, 010123, CnJ0272;1;BiCMOS;SSOP16;
Parallel Flash memory (1 Mbit);SST;SST29LE010-150-4C-EH-70TC;SST, 29LE010, 150-4C-EH, 0030149-01;1;
RAM chip;EliteMT;LP62S1024AV-55LLT;;2;

Probable Linux driver
orinoco (in backports)
(see also passys)

Antenna connector: MC

b

OUI: 00:02:2D (1 E, 23 W, 2001), 00:60:1D (2 E, 4 W, 1999)

 FCC ID
2Wire ORiNOCO PC Card (1000-100010-001)IMRWLPCE24H
Alvarion BreezeNET PC-DS.11bIMRWLPCE24H
Apple AirPort Base Station M5757 (Graphite)IMRWLPCE24H
Avaya World Card Silver/GoldIMRWLPCE24H
Buffalo WLA-L11IMRWLPCE24H
Buffalo WLAR-L11-LIMRWLPCE24H
Buffalo WLI-PCM-L11GIMRWLPCE24H
Compaq WL110IMRWLPCE24H
Compaq WL215IMRWLPCE24H
D-Link DWL-660IMRWLPCE24H
Dell TrueMobile 1150 PC CardIMRWLPCE24H
Enterasys CSIBD-AAIMRWLPCE24H
Enterasys CSIBD-AA-128IMRWLPCE24H
IBM 26P8030IMRWLPCE24H
IBM High Rate Wireless LAN PC CardIMRWLPCE24H
Lucent ORiNOCO AP-500IMRWLPCE24H
Lucent ORiNOCO RG-1000IMRWLPCE24H
Motorola USB11bIMRWLPCE24H
NEC Aterm WB45RLIMRWLPCE24H
ORiNOCO USB ClientIMRWLPCE24H
Panasonic CF-VWLS071UIMRWLPCE24H
Sony PCWA-C100IMRWLPCE24H
TRENDnet TEW-AP100IMRWLPCE24H
Toshiba PA3064U-1PCCIMRWLPCE24H
YDI Diamond CardIMRWLPCE24H
NM5-A2400S
YDI Diamond USBIMRWLPCE24H
YDI Emerald USB-AntNM5-USB-ANT-E
IMRWLPCE24H
 Chip1 brandChip2 brand
ORiNOCO LC USB ClientLucentAgere
ORiNOCO Mini PCI CardLucentLucent
ORiNOCO Mini PCI Card (Ruby)LucentAgere
ORiNOCO PC CardLucentLucent
ORiNOCO PC Card (Ruby)LucentAgere
ORiNOCO USB ClientLucentLucent
For a list of all currently documented Lucent chipsets with specifications, see Lucent.

Philips not currently documented.


These cards were extremely popular in the early 2000s before the 802.11g standard was finalized.

This was the card NetStumbler (authored by Marius Milner) was written for.. which started the WarDriving craze of the early 2000s.

This card is not to be confused with...

  • Ruby (Agere W4050) radio cards (FCC ID IMRWLPCE2411R)
    • Ruby cards can only run newer firmware.. which is problematic if you want monitor mode w/ the in-kernel orinoco_cs
  • HERMES II based cards from Proxim (8420 / 8421)
    • these cards are distinguishable by the label art (they feature a businessman) and smaller antenna size
    • HERMES II cards use a different driver set than HERMES I cards
  • any other Proxim cards bearing the ORiNOCO brand

Various files and driver sets for these cards can be found here.

Additional specifications[edit]

Typical Receiver Sensitivity w/ 11b rates (BER < 10^-5) (more)

  • -94 dBm @ 1M
  • -91 dBm @ 2M
  • -87 dBm @ 5.5M
  • -83 dBm @ 11M
Rx Sensitivity info is per the User's Guide included with the cards. This page is viewable here.

Images[edit]

Bronze[edit]

See Lucent WaveLAN Bronze. These cards do not support 802.11b.

WaveLAN Silver[edit]

Lucent WaveLAN Silver top.jpg Lucent WaveLAN Silver bot.jpg

ORiNOCO Silver[edit]

Lucent ORiNOCO Silver top.jpg Lucent ORiNOCO Silver bot.jpg

Early versions (removable shields)[edit]

Cabletron CSIBD-AA[edit]

top of the board
bottom of the board

IBM HRWL PC Card[edit]

top of the board
bottom of the board

Later versions (non-removable shields)[edit]

top of the board
bottom of the board

Table[edit]

name p/n variant version prifw cardid fcc_id
Lucent WaveLAN Bronze 011498/A 1 1 2.04 00401-01000 IMRWLPCE24
Lucent WaveLAN Silver 012372A+B+/C+D 1 4 4.00 00101-04000 IMRWLPCE24H
Enterasys CSIBD-AA (CAB01) 012397/B 1 4.00 4.00 00101-04000 IMRWLPCE24H
Enterasys CSIBD-AA-128 (CAB03), earlier 012397/B 1 4.00 4.00 00101-04000 IMRWLPCE24H
Enterasys CSIBD-AA-128 (CAB03), later 012397/B 1 4.02 4.04 00101-04002 IMRWLPCE24H
Lucent WaveLAN Gold 012600B 1 4.00 4.00 00101-04000 IMRWLPCE24H
ORiNOCO Integrated Card (LXE Gold Card) 012606/B 1 4.02 4.04 00201-04002 unk
Alvarion BreezeNET PC-DS.11b 012609/B unk unk unk unk IMRWLPCE24H
YDI Diamond Card 012699/B 1 4.02 4.04 00101-04002 NM5-A2400S, IMRWLPCE24H
Lucent WaveACCESS Gold 012835/A 1 unk unk unk IMRWLPCE24H
Lucent ORiNOCO Silver 012938/C 1 4.00 4.04 00101-04000 IMRWLPCE24H
Sony PCWA-C100 014632/A 1 4.00 4.00 0101-04000 IMRWLPCE24H
Lucent HP ORiNOCO Silver 014839/A 1 4.00 4.00 00101-04000 IMRWLPCE24H
Lucent ORiNOCO Gold 014916/D 1 4.02 4.04 00101-04002 IMRWLPCE24H
Lucent ORiNOCO Gold 014916/F 1 4.02 4.04 00101-04002 IMRWLPCE24H
Dell TrueMobile 1150 014982/A 1 4.02 4.04 00101-04002 IMRWLPCE24H
Lucent ORiNOCO Gold (USB) 015530/B 3 4.02 4.04 00103-04002 IMRWLPCE24H
Lucent IBM Gold (bricked) 015545/A unk unk unk unk IMRWLPCE24H
Avaya World Card (Silver) 016064/B 1 4.02 4.04 00101-04002 IMRWLPCE24H
Avaya World Card (Gold) 016065 1 4.02 unk unk IMRWLPCE24H
Compaq WL110 (USB) 016434/A 3 4.02 4.04 00103-4002 IMRWLPCE24H
Buffalo WLI-PCM-L11G 016687/A 2 4.02 4.04 00102-04002 IMRWLPCE24H
Lucent ORiNOCO Gold 018468/A 1 4.02 4.04 00101-04002 IMRWLPCE24H
Enterasys CSICD-AW-128 A019809/A 4 5.00 4.04 00104-05000 IMRWLPCE2411R
2Wire 1000-100016-002 019461/D 4 5.00 4.04 00104-05000 IMRWLPCE2411R
Agere ORiNOCO Gold 024205/B 4 5.00 4.04 00104-05000 IMRWLPCE2411R
Agere ORiNOCO Gold 026258/A 4 5.00 4.04 00104-05000 IMRWLPCE2411R

Flashing and PDA modifications[edit]

The cards are a pain to reflash. Flashing via Windows requires a driver compatible with the desired firmware updater and a compatible card identification string (or USB ID) for the firmware updater (barring hex edits to the updater).

If you happen to have one of the Lucent branded original USB variants, you can replace the card inside with different card (most if not all rebranded models should work) and flash it without consequence. This will conveniently allow flashing from within a VMed environment.

Silver models are able to be converted into Gold models by way of lincomatic's Alchemy, allowing you, a lowly civilian, access to military-grade encryption (ROT128). Alchemy also provides the ability to change a number of options in the PDA (MAC address, usable channels, etc). PCMCIA and USB models can use Alchemy.. provided you are using a supported driver set.

For more advanced flashing of the cards (primarily changing the CIS), Intersil's FLASH.EXE program is required.

FLASH.EXE requires a genuine DOS environment and a suitable PCMCIA controller to work.
I do not fully remember at the moment and netstumbler.org is currently down, but flashing via this method will probably require conversion into Motorola S-record format.
You can easily brick your card with this method. Please exercise caution when flashing with this utility.