PCMCIA/PCI Adapter for WiFi?

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  1. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    Anyone have one available collecting dust?

    Looks like this:

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    I just picked up an old desktop with a NIC card, but no wireless adapter, and since my primary laptop is down, I'd like to make use of the WiFi card in the desktop...

    Thanks!!!!
     
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    Those adapters are becoming very popular these days.You might check in your area for computer shops that sell used computers and parts.
     

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    I know you don't want to spend much if any money on an old PC like that but I think a PCI wireless card might be cheaper than one of those adapters.Oh check Yahoo for Freecycle.You can join for free,post what your wants and people post what they have to give away.It's suppose to be giving things away not selling them.You sign up in a group in your area with Yahoo email.I gor many free PC's and parts there.
     
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    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    Thanks DC! Anyone else?
     
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    I've got one. It’s a Linksys WDT11 Wireless PCI Adapter. On the adapter, it says “Works with LINKSYS Wireless PC Card (WPC11) only.”
     
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    if it has a USB port you can get a usb wireless adapter, easy to install.

    nevermind, misread your post; however a USB wireless adapter might be the same price as a PCI/PC Card adapter.
     
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    I can’t see myself needing this adapter, so if you want it, it’s yours. I don’t know if it will work for your card, but it’s worth a try.
     
  8. Cochese

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    Like you said, it's worth a try. If your not using it, I'll gladly pay you enough shipping for priority this way... plus a few bucks.

    If this is ok, PM me!

    Thanks!


    I'm also gonna look into a USB WiFi drive. That's not a bad Idea. I'm just low on fundage since my laptop needs a new MB. This compaq is our backup/gonna be a linux machine, machine.

    ;f

    (You all kick ass BTW)