|Yes, if the missing pin isn't the middle index then it will need to be repaired; I fixed a couple like that by cutting the black plastic base out with a razor, desolder the pin base, remove a pin from a good header, solder it on using a IDE cable header to align it and hot glue the base of the pin to help secure it (others have used slight dab of epoxy too).|
On the Badflash cable, use the middle two rows, make sure that the the red line on the cable matches pin 1 which towards the top.
I am not sure about the CF wireless card, the ones I looked at didn't have drivers for Win98, ME or Win 2000/Xp, If you want wireless, I would recommend the LinkSys WMP11 which is a PCI card with a Mini-pci card piggybacked on it (under the RF shield) You will need take the mini-pci card off the regular PCI card adpater and make yourself an antenna for it, but that's half the fun of hacking. Stay away from the Dell (Orinico-Lucent) truemobile wireless mini-pci cards, I worked on that for a month and couldn't get hardly anywere. The card would kinda work at the peak of my limited success but never really good as the device was id'ed as a PCMCI controller with a wireless card inserted; apparently there are some shortfalls in GCT's bios for support of PCMCIA. The Linksys card worked GREAT with my Ornico RG1100 (with encrytion turned off, I never got brave enought ot try encryption with it) and all the drivers from the Linksys site worked for both Windos 98 & XP (Unlike Dell which wouldn't understand support if their life depended on it!).