HP laptop to USB

  roygbiv 11:42 20 Jul 2005

Simple question (new to this ??)

Just accquired a HP 900 Omnibook laptop (win 2000 pro). Want to know, is it possible to get a PCMCIA (not sure of name) type 2 or 3 (?) to USB (1.1 or 2.0) to increase the number of ports on the machine, it only has 1 USB.

Any help, and where to get such an item (if it exsists!) TIA Alan

  De Marcus 11:46 20 Jul 2005

click here You can get just about anything you want in pcmcia cards, firewire, wireless, card readers, etc.

  De Marcus 11:47 20 Jul 2005

Your local shop or pcworld may well stock them (add approx £10).

  roygbiv 12:00 20 Jul 2005

Am i right in thinking these are OK in win 2000 pro?

  roygbiv 12:11 20 Jul 2005

are pc cards all the same size/standard or do i need some info..

  De Marcus 12:48 20 Jul 2005

yes they'll run on win2k and all cards that are labelled as pcmcia type 1 or 2 will fit. You'll know as soon as you see it. Most don't tell you if they are type 1 or 2 as both work in pcmcia slots. The only other variation I know on pcmcia is the Mini pcmcia, mostly found in shuttle machines and built into wireless notebooks.

  roygbiv 13:03 20 Jul 2005

Looking at the instructins (on-line) it says win NT 4.0 does not support USB, whats this?.

sorry for asking "simple" questions. but if you dont ask you wont know. Alan

  De Marcus 13:05 20 Jul 2005

It's simply stating that windows NT 4.0 (server Operating system) doesn't include support for usb, your operating system (win2000) does.

  De Marcus 13:09 20 Jul 2005

click here for info on your lappy.

  roygbiv 17:14 20 Jul 2005


Buying one of these will over come a problem i have come accross.
The (1) USB works the external CD rewriter fine not a USB memory stick (32mb from Serif) or a Lexmark USB printer, these things work on anther (XP) computer. Alan


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