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    No USB 2 on Laptop

    Hello All.

    I've just been happily playing around with my Maplin's USB DAB receiver, soldering on (hehe) a new aerial which works a treat. This was all on my normal PC.

    Plugged it into my carpc's laptop to discover/notice that the receiver is USB2 only. THe laptop has no USB 2!

    My lappy is a Tulip Topline 300, no PCMCIA, no cardBUS, no USB2. Only thing it does have is a firewire, which apparently won't help.

    Apparently it does have a 'MINI-PCI' interface, which is for the 'integrated wireless lan module (optional)'. Any good you think?

    SO, do I have any options with this DAB receiver, short of scrapping it and getting a new laptop?

    Thanks for help in advance!
    Sam

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    I've found some MiniPci-USB adapters. However, it would probably be cheaper to replace the laptop than buy one of these.......

    EDIT: Current best is here, which i did find a while ago. The price is OK, but at another $41 for shipping to the UK!.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd2 View Post
    I've found some MiniPci-USB adapters. However, it would probably be cheaper to replace the laptop than buy one of these.......

    EDIT: Current best is here, which i did find a while ago. The price is OK, but at another $41 for shipping to the UK!.......
    Quite interesting. My notebook does not have usb 2.0, but it has usb 1.1... and a mini pci which is occupied by wifi... how does tHIS card work out? I mean, connect or solder headers to it? seems to be a tight space for headers connectors. hmm... are those four large copper landing panels for soldering?

    I'd love to see a larger /clearpic of this card if anyone has it.
    ~0okami.Digital

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    Arn't the black headers at the top of the card similar if not the same to motherboard USB headers??

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    get a pcmcia usb 2.0 card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd2 View Post
    ...........Tulip Topline 300, no PCMCIA...........
    Quote Originally Posted by spiike View Post
    get a pcmcia usb 2.0 card.
    Thanks

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