Joined: Aug. 2007
||Posted: July 01 2008,18:44
No, it's the other way around: I have a PCMCIA slot, I don't have USB. I can get the internet, and I can use CF cards to transfer data, but what I really really want is a USB port on my laptop so I can more easily hook up other devices. Goal: USB ports.
I cannot get a PCMCIA to USB adapter, since those are all 32-bit and my laptop only supports 16-bit. I looked into Serial to USB adapters, but those don't exist either (they all adapt the wrong direction). At work I use a USB port over a wireless connection, I could do that except that is a lot of hardware to cram into the laptop! And, at $100, they are expensive as well, see here as an example.
More info: I just found CF to USB, except it is USB 1.1. Better than no USB, but at $150 the cost is too high for me. Here is an example.
I can't really think of any other way to get a USB port on the laptop, so unless someone else has a clever idea I think I may retire this laptop from main use. Maybe use it as a web server or something, I recall someone else on here doing that...
I am running DSL on a Compaq Armada 4131T, 133Mhz, 80MB Ram, 3G hard-drive, no integrated USB/Network/Modem/anything, a fritzy floppy, and an external battery pack that I hope to remove someday. I love DSL on my lappy: Who needs up-to-date when you have DSL?