Chip in first Apple AirPort WiFi

Ian Finder ian.finder at
Sun Apr 2 18:27:49 CDT 2017

If I recall correctly, as you've noted it was a WaveLAN / Orinoco silver
card ('HERMES' chipset), connected via PCMCIA to a SBC based around an AMD
ELAN SC400 - 33AC 486-like CPU. It had something like a couple megs of RAM
and maybe 512K of FLASH. I don't know what OS it ran, if anything 'off the

Why do you ask?

On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 10:40 AM, Tom Gardner via cctalk <
cctalk at> wrote:

> Anyone know which Lucent semiconductor device or devices were used in the
> first Apple AirPort, the Lucent board was " Lucent WaveLAN Silver PC Card"
> but I'd like to know the devices used.
> Tom

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