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 Post subject: 16-bit PCMCIA slots and WiFi card inquiry
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 5:33 pm 
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I have a bit of an older laptop that I'm slowly upgrading to be more useable, and one of the things I would like is to get a WiFi card to beable to use my college's wireless Internet service, instead of having to sneak and plug into the network (which IT doesn't really appreciate).

My laptop is a Compaq Presario 1070 and I'm fairly certain that it only has 16-bit PCMCIA slots, gathered by the lack of any mention of Cardbus concerning this lappy, so obviously this means I wouldn't beable to use any 32-bit cards.

The only 16-bit WiFi cards I've been able to read up on are of the 802.11b variety and not 802.11g. I would obviously prefer the 'g' class of WiFi cards, but are there even any 54Mbit cards that can operate in a 16-bit slot?

Any information would be greatly appecaited.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:35 pm 
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I've never seen an 802.11g PCMCIA card. I think all of them are Cardbus.

Download Sisoft Sandra, that'll tell you right away if your laptop supports Cardbus. Pretty much every Pentium II 400Mhz laptop and above was equipped with Cardbus.

If not, look for the SMC EliteConnect ;) best damn 802.11b card out there.


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