picked up a 100cs toshiba satelitte really cheap the other day. is it possible to connect it to wireless internet either through USB or PCMCIA card?
It has an ethernet card - 36 holes by 2.
tried to put a wireless pcmcia card in today but it is too big. Think this is some thing to do with not being a cardbus slot?
can i buy a wireless card that will fit?
can i buy a usb 2 slot card that will fit that i can run cd drive/ usb wireless off of?
Your best off just nipping down to a local pc with the laptop and see what they can do, If its a very old laptop the best you'll probley get is using a wired network through network cable, But for the pcmcia cards not to fit is unusual, always thought they were a generic size for all.
I dont quite understand your second question, are you trying to run an external cdrom drive wirelessly? If you are you'd need to hook it upto a pc, then enable sharing, that should provide you accessing it over the network but it'll run dog slow. I hope you got it real cheap mate as you can get pretty good laptops these days for £200-£300 quid.
PCMCIA cards come in either 16bit or 32bit formats. If I remember right, the 32 bit are slightly wider and have a ridge down the length of one side so it can't fit in a 16 bit slot. You might have to try getting hold of a 16 bit card if you want to use the PCMCIA slot.
thanks - Graz - £30 from someone off forum - it does what i want it to do so no problems with that if Anna's reading it, just trying to get it to do a bit extra. - not paying £300 for word processing.
No I'm not wanting to run the drive wirelessly - it has a USB port - hence why i want a USB PCMCIA card.
I thought all slots were the same until hunting around on the internet. by too big i think i actually meant too small - it is loose and doesn't click in.
i may just wire it up to other computer for what i want to do networking wise - it is good idea about linking up the external drive and using it that way - shame it'll take me a whole saturday to work it out.