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    Wi-FI PCMCIA Options

    Is there a PCMCIA Wireless card that will take an external antenna? Is this my best option for wireless net for a Car laptop or is USB better? Are there any other options?

    Thanks guys, I am learning......

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    I've got a Buffalo card that has the same external connector as the Orinoco cards. It'll probably be alot cheaper too


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    i'm having problems with the usb part on my carputer.. it seems it can handle a few items which do not draw too much power but when i try to connect an external usb hard drive (80gb WD) it won't load. After trial and error, i connected a usb hub with power connected to 5v for extra power. It still could not find the hard drive until i powered down and up the usb hub?!? strange?

    what i think the problem may be is in the power supply - could it be i connected the power supply to a source which does not provide true 12v? do i need more. BTW, i have a M2-ATX...

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    Quote Originally Posted by afterdigital View Post
    i'm having problems with the usb part on my carputer.. it seems it can handle a few items which do not draw too much power but when i try to connect an external usb hard drive (80gb WD) it won't load. After trial and error, i connected a usb hub with power connected to 5v for extra power. It still could not find the hard drive until i powered down and up the usb hub?!? strange?

    what i think the problem may be is in the power supply - could it be i connected the power supply to a source which does not provide true 12v? do i need more. BTW, i have a M2-ATX...
    What the hell does this have to do with pcmcia wifi cards??
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTreeHouse View Post
    Is there a PCMCIA Wireless card that will take an external antenna? Is this my best option for wireless net for a Car laptop or is USB better? Are there any other options?

    Thanks guys, I am learning......
    sorry, my last post was a bit out of context (ok, ok a lot)....when you brought up the inquiry of USB, i happen to think USB is the way to go - coincidentally however, at the time of your post i was having problems and cursed the USB part for my difficulties (uhm, also: thinkin outloud in this thread)

    i have a belkin usb wi-fi and it works great (straight answer )
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