[nmglug] 5V PCMCIA

WA7BSZ wa7bsz at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 11 11:23:31 PDT 2004

I have now found that there are 5V and 3.3V PCMCIA wireless cards, and
cards that use either.  I think if I had a 5V only card it would be OK
in that old laptop, even if the operating system/drivers don't know how
to set the V to 3.3.  That Airlink PCMCIA card worked for many months
in that old laptop, and when I tried to change the OS, it burned out,
and the 2nd one I tried in it (not for a long time) was probably kind
of damaged, because it didn't work right in the other (newer) old
laptop till about a half hour later after cooling.  So for the old old
laptop I would like to find a 5V chipset.  I found a SMC2632 shown as
5V Intersil chipset.  Does anyone know of a list of 5V PCMCIA wireless
cards, and their Linux compatibility?  They are probably all old.  I
saw one 5V/3.3V Trendnet dual type, and it said it was discontinued and
the one to use now is a 3.3V only.  


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