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pci usb card

by kzolady / March 19, 2007 10:05 AM PDT

I want to add a 2. usb pci card, so that I can have more slots, particularaly a bluetooth dongle. I want to know if I can do this while I am still using ME. I have the empty slot and think I know how to install it. The hardware part is okay, not sure of the software part and if it will even be suppported. Can you please enlighten me.

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Should be nothing to do software wise.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 19, 2007 12:23 PM PDT
In reply to: pci usb card

I've done this on Windows ME dozens of times and never had to add any driver for said card.


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Firewire too
by kzolady / March 20, 2007 7:20 AM PDT

Thank for the help Robert. Wasn't sure cause the only hardware/ software I've had trouble with is the ATI stuff.
While I'm at it do you think I might as well put in one of the cards that has both usb and firewire sockets? I don't have any firewire equipment, so don't know.
Thanks again

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Iffy. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2007 7:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Firewire too

For firewire it's best to never connect a hard disk to that so that means a miniDV camcorder. Since video files can quickly zoom past this OS's 4GB file size limit it's just an exercise in frustration.

Your choice here.


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Thanks for the help Bob
by kzolady / March 27, 2007 2:00 PM PDT
In reply to: Iffy. Here's why.

The reason for the pci card and dongle, is that I want to use a bluetooth headset with skype on my pc. This should work with a headset made for computers, shouldn't it? How about a bluetooth headset made for a phone? Finally, do you have any recommendations for a good headset for this purpose?

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Over on the skype home page...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2007 9:29 PM PDT

And sites about skype you'll read what models work. For bluetooth the old USB 1.1 works fine since the datarate is not going to be taxing.


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