Which PCMCIA Wireless Card for an old laptop?

  PaulB2005 12:16 16 Oct 2005

Laptop is a Dell Inspion 3800 - click here

Windows Me

Is there anything i need to know about buying a PCMCIA wireless adapter for this laptop? For use with a 802.11g network....

Any recommendations?

  PaulB2005 12:27 16 Oct 2005

This any good? Netgear WG511 54Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus (NW-009-NG) - click here (3/4 of the way down)

  PaulB2005 12:33 16 Oct 2005

Sorry the Dell link above doesn't work.

Laptop is a Pentium 3
Windows Me

The main bit i need to know is if the card will work.

According to Dell it has:
CardBus controller Texas Instruments PCI 1225 CardBus controller
PC Card connectors two (supports Type I and Type II cards in any combination; Type III cards can be used only in the lower connector; the lower connector supports zoomed video cards on computers using the Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows 2000 operating system)
Cards supported 3.3-V and 5-V cards
PC Card connector size 68 pins
Data width (maximum):
16 bits
32 bits

According to Netgear - click here

Minimum System Requirements:
· Pentium® Class PC
· Available 32-bit CardBus slot
· CD-ROM Drive
· Windows® 98, Me, 2000, or XP

Will the card work. Sorry this is getting messy but i need to get this sorted....


  Forum Editor 17:36 16 Oct 2005

Network adapters - even wireless ones - have a pretty simple job to do (by computing standards anyway), and your computer will happily accept any card that has a driver for your operating system.

  PaulB2005 18:16 16 Oct 2005

Thank you. Borrowed simalar one but the reception wasn't great. Going to go with a Belkin USB adapter as it comes with an extension lead and stand. As i already have one for another PC i know it works OK.


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