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Eurosnob
18th March 2005, 06:59 PM
Just popped a new USB 2.0 4+1 port PCI card in a B&W G3/400, OS 10.3.3.

System Profile can see it, but anything I plug into it doesn't work. They will draw power but that is about it & I'm using the original cables.

I had 2x2 port USB 1.1 cards in before this that (still) work fine.

USB High-Speed Bus:

Vendor Name: Apple Computer, Inc.
Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
Product ID: 32774 ($8006)
Bus Power (mA): 500

Has anyone come across this before?

Rayd
18th March 2005, 07:40 PM
well, i have the same card.. "connectland" and it works ok.. i think... ive tried a bunch of stuff on it.. and it worked... im using my mouse and keyboard on it.. but when i try something like a digital camera... it wont work :S

Currawong
19th March 2005, 11:47 AM
Well, the USB stuff you have cut and paste is Apple recognising its own hub, not the USB card. Very likely you've inserted one with a chipset that Mac OS X doesn't recognise.

vicmeldrew
19th March 2005, 01:11 PM
I just guessing here, but reinstalling your OS might help.

Richard

Currawong
19th March 2005, 02:46 PM
Re-installing Mac OS X wont help I'm afraid, I'm pretty sure the card simply has a chipset not compatible with OSX.

Eurosnob
19th March 2005, 04:17 PM
Can anyone recommend a brand of card that is compatible, and a place to buy it? I'm working in Sydney CBD.

The current one goes back Monday.

geektechnu
19th March 2005, 04:58 PM
Adaptec prides themselves on Mac compatability
They have a 6 port card (http://www.techbuy.com.au/products/42564/USB_PCI_CARDS/Adaptec/AUA-5100KIT/USB2Connect_5100_6-Port_USB2.0_PCI_Card.asp)

LaCie have a 4 port card (http://www.techbuy.com.au/products/28042/USB_PCI_CARDS/LaCie/C3104-U2/3100LP-4_Ports_USB2.0_PCI_card.asp) for OS 10.2.8 and up

I've linked to Techbuy - they're reliable, but you'll probably get slightly better prices if you shop around.

Currawong
19th March 2005, 07:41 PM
Check for the NEC USB 2 chipset on the card.

kim jong il
19th March 2005, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by Currawong@Mar 19 2005, 12:47 PM
Well, the USB stuff you have cut and paste is Apple recognising its own hub, not the USB card. Very likely you've inserted one with a chipset that Mac OS X doesn't recognise.
I'm a little lost here Curra' because even though it is the apple recognizing its own USB bus it IS displaying USB 2 details not USB 1. So it is recognising something surely?

USB 1 would have said:

Product ID: 32773 ($8005)
speed up to 12 Mb per second

What is it that I am missing or not understanding?

TIA kim

Currawong
20th March 2005, 08:05 AM
Kim, you're right, which leaves me just as confused about what is going on. My only remaining theory would be that OSX is mistaking the PCI card for having a chipset it doesn't have and is loading the wrong drivers for it.

Eurosnob
21st March 2005, 12:43 PM
There is a "Connectland" brand 4 port card on ebay for $30 at the moment and it has the NEC chipset.

Has anyone heard of this brand before? There is a Connectland.com.au but it seems unlikely that they are the manufacturer.