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    PCMCIA Adaptor?

    I have a PCI expansion in my car pc but the case is so small you will never get a card in there.

    I have a Verizon Internet card that fits in a PCMCIA slot. Do the make a USB adaptor for some thing like this?

    Thanks.

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    I'm not familiar with a Verizon Internet card, what exactly is it? Is it just a wifi (802.11) adaptor? Or does it somehow use cellular signals to connect to the internet?

    If it's just a wifi adaptor, you'd be better off to get a new usb wifi device as I don't think I've heard of a pcmcia -> usb adaptor.

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    Card

    It is just a card for thier wireless internet service http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/s...edPhoneId=1517

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    I had the same problem and the only solution that I can find is http://www.junxion.com/product/ but's it's pricey at $600 http://www.mobilitysavings.com/Catal...7_products.htm

    Apparently Kyocera is coming out with a similar box in a couple of months. Also, GTran wireless is supposed to have a USB based adapter, but I can't find anything on it.

    I went with the Junxion box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixneon
    I have a PCI expansion in my car pc but the case is so small you will never get a card in there.
    I'm not sure about the height of your case, but a low profile PCI card may well fit if you remove its metal bracket and drill a hole for the antenna connector in the back instead. I have a wifi card in my 65mm high Morex case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nixneon
    I have a PCI expansion in my car pc but the case is so small you will never get a card in there.

    I have a Verizon Internet card that fits in a PCMCIA slot. Do the make a USB adaptor for some thing like this?

    Thanks.
    No.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    but

    But there is a PCI adaptor for this correct? If that's the case then I'll get a different case!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixneon
    But there is a PCI adaptor for this correct?
    I don't know.
    If that's the case then I'll get a different case!
    Another option is to get a VIA MII-series mainboard. They have a PCMCIA slot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nixneon
    But there is a PCI adaptor for this correct? If that's the case then I'll get a different case!
    Yes.
    First hit on Google: http://www.ambery.com/pcitopcadca.html
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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