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    Wondering if anyone has connected a pci card via usb adapter. Is there a way to do it ? I want to add the am/fm tuner card but don't have a slot for it. Found an adapter at the following site -



    www.arstech.com


    what do you think ?

    Thanks,

    Brian F.

  • #2
    No way with PCI.

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    • #3
      I dont remember the name of the company, and I dont know if they had a pci to usb adapter out yet, but there was a company that made external pci or isa to pcmcia adapters for laptops, and with enough adapters, you could probably get from pcmcia to usb.
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      • #4
        I've seen CardBus to PCI, but not PCMCIA/PCCard to PCI. It'd require a custom bridge (much $).

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        • #5
          Re: usb to pci adapter ?

          Originally posted by finnman925
          Wondering if anyone has connected a pci card via usb adapter. Is there a way to do it ? I want to add the am/fm tuner card but don't have a slot for it. Found an adapter at the following site
          What am/fm tuner card is pci? Those adapters are all isa and pcmcia
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          • #6
            Originally posted by RobM
            I've seen CardBus to PCI, but not PCMCIA/PCCard to PCI. It'd require a custom bridge (much $).
            This is how they put wireless adapters in desktops.. a pcmcia -> pci so you can put a wireless adapter in that. There aren't any pci wireless cards (at least not a helluva lot) since desktops are stationary and people would most often hardwire it since it's more secure, faster, cheaper, etc.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by ShinkunoNamida
              This is how they put wireless adapters in desktops.. a pcmcia -> pci so you can put a wireless adapter in that. There aren't any pci wireless cards (at least not a helluva lot) since desktops are stationary and people would most often hardwire it since it's more secure, faster, cheaper, etc.
              That's the other way around, and you can use the same bridge chip that's used in laptops. But imagine doing the inverse (hanging a PCI card off of a PCMCIA/PCCard (which is like ISA) bus). CardBus is pretty much mobile PCI, even though the cards look the same as PCMCIA/PCCard.

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              • #8
                sorry for the confusion - it is for the cadet board and i meant to say usb to isa

                Brian F

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                • #9
                  Just to add to this:

                  1. The PCI-PCMCIA adapters for wireless cards are often not standard PCMCIA. They only work with their own brand of card.

                  2. LinkSys sells "real" PCI wireless cards. They are quite good, and come with a detachable antenna.
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                  • #10
                    If losing AM isn't a deal breaker, D-Link makes a USB FM radio.

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                    • #11
                      So... Are there PCMCIA -> ISA adapters available?

                      I would be VERY interested!!!!

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                      • #12
                        PCMCIA to PCI Adapter

                        Originally posted by finnman925 View Post
                        Wondering if anyone has connected a pci card via usb adapter. Is there a way to do it ? I want to add the am/fm tuner card but don't have a slot for it. Found an adapter at the following site -



                        www.arstech.com


                        what do you think ?

                        Thanks,

                        Brian F.

                        There is a PCMCIA to PCI Expansion unit available for a $1000. Go to http://www.mobl.com/expansion/

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