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Re: updated:pcmcia ethernet recommendation(again) :)


   Don't know about the D-Link.  However I have tried the IBM etherjet and found
similiar problems.  I eventually got it to work using a driver downloaded from
some far off web site.  The best luck I have had is with the Xircom combo
ethernet/modem pcmcia card (the CEM56 type).  I had some problems with the
realport type however.

  The dongle is a little fragile, however, you can order a "mini dock" that
hooks into the card where the dongle connectors do, and gives a very sturdy
little container to plug into.  I think the model for the "mini dock" is:
"minidock-641".  www.microwarehouse.com is a good place to look for pictures of
this stuff and to get an idea of prices/selection.


pplaw wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 04:32:50PM -0800, Donnie Jones wrote:
> > I've found another pcmcia ethernet card and I would
> > like to ask if anyone has had any problems, success,
> > or whatnot.
> >
> > Sorry to keep bothering the list with a dull topic,
> > but I have already bought one pcmcia ethernet card,
> > the IBM etherjet, and I had later found out the
> > drivers for it are crap.
> >
> > Here it is:
> >
> > D-Link DFE-680TX 10/100Mbps PCMCIA 32bit CardBus
> > www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?DPNo=939098
> >
> >
> > Thanks again for all the help....
> >
> > Donnie
> hi,
> ...donno about the dlink.  my only experience was going
> down to the local comp usa and getting a generic 10mbps
> card for ~$30, which worked "outta" the box, in 3
> different laptops (from clones to the outlandish sony
> picturebook), and on kernels 2.0.36 to 2.4.0!
> the box just says, "pcmcia network pc card for
> notebooks. ...complies to ieee 802.3 10base-t ethernet
> and pcmcia release 2.1...  system requirements:
> ms-dos/win[dont].
> oh, yeah, ...about the dongle...seems to be
> sturdy enough but i pamper my tools (computers, cars,
> etc.) so that part of it hasn't been put through
> anything too severe.
> hth.
> bentley taylor.
> //
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