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From: James A. Crippen (jamesunlambda.com)
Date: Fri Mar 16 2001 - 01:54:20 CST
On Fri, 16 Mar 2001, Tim Kennedy wrote:
> I have a wireless network made of PCM-340 and PCM-342 cards.
> I have one PC-340, which is a Dell 4800 (cobranded aironet PCM-340)
> PCMCIA card in a PCI adapter.
> I have an extra PCM-340 that I want to put into a windows box.
> Can I use any old PCI adapter for the PCMCIA cards, or are vendors
> building card specific adapters? the MicroCenter near my house has
> a linksys, or 3com, or some brand PCI adapter for $40.
I know that the old Aironet 4800 ISA adapters won't take anything but an
Aironet 4800. I tried putting a 340 in there and all I got were nasty
errors from the driver.
Not sure what this means for the PCI adapters -- I don't have one.
> Do you know of anyone that makes PCMCIA slots for desktop PC's? That
> might be another way to do it. And it would allow me to use other
> PCMCIA cards that I have.
There are tons of them out there. One I have is an "SCM swapbox" but I
don't recall where I got it from. These are *far* more effective for
testing purposes than using a PCI or ISA card, but in my experience the
ISA card is much more efficient because it lacks several layers of
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