Subject: Re: PCI to PCMCIA adapters
To: Brian <>
From: Kevin Lahey <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 03/10/2005 12:53:28
On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 17:55:08 -0500
Brian <> wrote:

> On Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at 03:49 PM, Matt Dainty wrote:
> >
> > The ELAN P111 linked above claims to be YENTA compatible, so Cobalt PCI
> > bus notwithstanding, I would expect it to work.
> Unless someone posts with a horror story, I guess I'll make an order 
> for a PCI cardbus adapter this weekend, and play with it sometime in 
> the next month or so.

I successfully ran similar cardbus adaptors several years ago, before
PCI-based WiFi cards were available.  They worked for me.  However,
I seem to recall that some would work and some wouldn't, and that it
was very hard to tell from the description which would work.  You might
want to buy from a vendor which doesn't charge a restocking fee.

You also need to watch out for the power requirements.  The Qube only
supports 5V PCI cards;  3.3V cards will silently fail, as I found out
the hard way. :-)  Presumably the cardbus adaptors all draw 5V, but
I really wouldn't know.

Good luck,