Subject: Re: PCI to PCMCIA adapters
To: Brian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Kevin Lahey <email@example.com>
Date: 03/10/2005 12:53:28
On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 17:55:08 -0500
Brian <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.