DISCLAIMER

As always, you, and solely you, are responsible for what you do to your hardware, and how you use your hardware. The information provided on this page is strictly for educational purposes. Some things described here may be illegal in certain regions. You may damage your hardware if you don't follow the instructions exactly. Use at your own risk.

Now I describe the "new" and safer method to upgrade your Orinoco Silver Card using Alchemy.

Convert your ORiNOCO Silver card to Gold, and enable 128-bit WEP

It's really simple and only needs some tiny steps:

  1. Download Alchemy V1.01
  2. Open DOS box or command prompt
  3. Start Alchemy and choose your card
  4. Follow the instructions
  5. After a successful conversion run the firmware updater

Should be run without problems using Win98 and WinXP.

WARNING: THIS PROGRAM WRITES TO THE NVRAM OF YOUR CARD. WHILE IT IS UNLIKELY THAT ANY DAMAGE MAY BE DONE, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT YOUR CARD MAY BE RENDERED UNUSABLE IF SOMETHING GOES AWRY SUCH AS YOUR SYSTEM CRASHING WHILE IT UPDATES YOUR CARD. USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK; I WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF YOUR CARD IS DAMAGED BY IT.

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