Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Couple quick questions.

  1. #1
    Constant Bitrate pirate_king00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    125

    Couple quick questions.

    Ok, I have most of my equipment for my first carcomputer. Its a 2.4 ghz computer (5.8x10x2.75), Intel 865G Chipset, 512 mb, 120gig 3.5 hd, dvd/cdrw drive. The downside is only usb connections, and 1 serial port. I love the pcmcia wireless cards. I am looking for a nice USB wireless network adapter that allows an external antenna.

    Next question, seeing how my system is only USB1.1 and 2.0 I am looking for a nice FM tuner. I see haugepauge makes one and also has tv integrated. Has anyone used one and if so what was quality like?

    Last question, how is everone powering these external hubs without an invertor?

    I dont want any answers saying search the forms, because I have. and than many hours later I get new ideas. I will be taking pictures of my setup from start to finish. Its a 2003 Dodge Ram. Just ordered all my audio equipment as follows (no stock head unit, going to use carputer for everything)

    Infinity Kappa 60.5cs (Front Door)
    Infinity Kappa 63.5I (Rear Door)
    JL E6450 Amp (6 Channel)
    JL Stealthbox for 2003 Dodge Ram1500 10w3v2 300watt

    Carputer 2.4ghz 512mb, Intel 865g chipset, 120gig hd, soundblaster audigy nx
    Gyration Keyboard/Mouse
    Xenarc 7tsv with remote (looking at buying the cage to mount in dash and flip out)
    FM tuner (undecided on product)
    GPS (undecided on product)
    XM Radio (thinking about putting this in as well)
    Use stock steering controls from radio (read up on how people using it, but not sure if solution to integrate into audigy2 nx)

    Seeing alot of nice installs, my install I want it to look completely stock.

    Thanks in advance for replys.

  2. #2
    Nic
    Nic is offline
    FLAC Nic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1,047
    find a hub that runs off 5v and then use 5v off your computer power supply
    Signature: [==||========] 20% complete

  3. #3
    Constant Bitrate ZenerDiode's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    150
    search the forums

  4. #4
    Constant Bitrate pirate_king00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    125
    You know the post by people like Zenerdiode are not needed. If you read my post you would see that the forms been searched. Let alone some of the post are outdated and new solutions have been found since than.

  5. #5
    FLAC edrex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    West Chestinghamshire, UK init!!
    Posts
    1,088
    Quote Originally Posted by ZenerDiode
    search the forums
    Post whore!!
    Spent so far: $1,755
    Check Out My Work Log for Specs/Pics
    CarPC Progress[!!!!!!!!!!!!!!].....Installation[---------+].....Pastrami Progress[!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
    Don't mess with Texas.
    It's not nice to pick on retards!

  6. #6
    MySQL Error Scouse Monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    9,727
    What Mobo are you using? do you have a spare PCI slot? You add a USB2 PCI card if you do. If you have two you could add on of those PCI cards with external antenna (some are PCI-PCMCIA adapters with PCMCIA wireless card clipped in)

  7. #7
    MySQL Error Scouse Monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    9,727
    Quote Originally Posted by edrex
    Post whore!!
    Ditto

  8. #8
    Constant Bitrate pirate_king00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    125
    its an intel 865g motherboard but in order for the small dimensions of computer with case and hd/cd/dvd drive (5.8x10x2.75) there are no PCI slots. The only thing I have is USB 1.1 and 2.0, serial, parallel ports. So its looking like a usb wireless nic however I want to hook up external antenna for wardriving (I am in the security field, currently do it whith whoppix and PCMCIA (orninco Gold card with a +9db gain omni directional antenna). The only thing that is not made yet for usb is a usb to pcmcia adapeter.

  9. #9
    Maximum Bitrate fantomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    754
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...744268659&rd=1

    it has the pcmcia car inside but obviously connects to the pc via usb. on the top of the card is a jack for an external antenna (you have to hack up the casing a little in order to connect it). i use this with the 7 db antenna and it works great.
    rebuilding carpc... kinda..

  10. #10
    Constant Bitrate pirate_king00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    125
    fantomas,

    Thanks, that is what I was looking for I love the ORNICO. Well that takes card of the usb wireless nic (already ordered).

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. A few quick questions (screen/power)
    By FLESIK in forum Newbie
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-26-2004, 11:15 PM
  2. couple of questions (problems)
    By mhorton in forum FrodoPlayer
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-13-2004, 07:28 PM
  3. Just a few quick Lilliput questions
    By CarlsonCustoms in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-13-2004, 02:43 AM
  4. Couple of questions
    By BigBadBlack 5.9 in forum Newbie
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-03-2004, 02:33 PM
  5. TM_701, some quick questions
    By WRXin04 in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-03-2004, 12:39 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •