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Old 01-08-2005, 08:35 AM   #1
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PCMCIA, What kind of card? Config. tutorial?


I just installed Ubuntu 4.10 and am so far blown away! I was running Mandrake 10 CE (as it was the only distro I could get to work with my moniter) but I think I have made a solid switch now.

Anyway, I need some advice on supported PCMCIA cards and getting one to work on a dial-up account. I normally use dsl which needs no configuring, but I am going to Mexico for a month and would like to use my friends dial-up account to get my email etc.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1000 with a winmodem, so that way is pretty much out of the question, especially since I lack the know-how to configure one of those. So it was suggested to me to get a PCMCIA card with a slot for a phone cord. Thing is, I tried that back with Mandrake on my Toshiba 1905-S301 and for the life of me could not get the thing to work, not that I knew how to anyway.

So, I would be grateful if someone could mabye suggest some supported cards and/or direct me to some good tutorials about this subject. To be honest, I don't even know what PCMCIA stands for, just that one of these cards is supposed to act like a modem.

BTW, I did Google this but could not find anything relating to what kind of PCMCIA modem card I would want. i.e. 90v, fax, isdn, cardbus???
"Tux Mobil" has a large list of these things, but I'm not sure what I need."

Thanks for your time,
Old 01-09-2005, 09:32 AM   #2
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This question really belongs to hardware forum.

90V is analog modem, this is what you want. There are some hardware compatibility lists available on net, one is here:
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I agree. It's a technical Linux question. Moved to Linux-Hardware.


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