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Wireless Adapter: PCMCIA vs. USB

Is there a difference regarding performance? I was looking at an Airlink PCMCIA 80211g, but saw no reviews. Would appreciate any recommendations for either format.

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On USB 2.0, no. USB 1,1 = Yes.

In reply to: Wireless Adapter: PCMCIA vs. USB

And I've yet to find a PCMCIA 802.11g card. All of them were PC-Card and not the older PCMCIA.

Can you supply a link to this item? I could use one.

Bob

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Maybe I am confused

In reply to: On USB 2.0, no. USB 1,1 = Yes.

I thought they were the same, pc-card and pcmcia. There are many of the latter on ebay.

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Supply a link to the cards.

In reply to: Maybe I am confused

I have this old laptop I'd like to put an 802.11g card in. But it's the older PCMCIA slot and not the newer PC-Card slot.

If you have the newer PC-Card slot, you can use either type.

Bob

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