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Old 09-10-2006, 10:29 PM   #1
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Wireless ExpressCard for FC5

I am doing a project using a wireless card usinf madwifi dricer in FC5.
There question is that I bougth a new notebook. The NB only have one expresscard solt, I want to but one new wireless. I cannot find any wireless expresscard usring Atheros chip.
Can anyone tell me, is the world have this type of card?

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Old 09-11-2006, 05:05 PM   #2
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Unhappy Availability check any CardBus Atheros chipset WiFi (AR5008.. Express Cardbus format)

Does the NB have any INTERNAL slots for WiFi ? Should be a mini PCI slot, or PCI Express mini card slot inside! Different than CardBus, an externally accessed ExpressCard (similar to PCMCIA) What size is your Cardbus slot??? Have heard there are 2 different widths!
I have been trying to obtain a PCI Express mini card (AR5006EX) since early May! It appears an OEM (Lenovo) had them & some prototype cards were available to lucky individuals or tested late 2005. AR site had listed them since before April (been designed and sent to manufacturer I guess), but were out of stock, or no mass production models made yet. Shipments were supposed to have started in early/mid July 06, arrive in 1 week. Card actually arrived 1 Sept! If an AR5008... fits, you probably will need to wait a couple of months if you are not an OEM assembler, or have contact with!
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I am doing a project using a wireless card usinf madwifi dricer in FC5. I cannot find any wireless expresscard usring Atheros chip. the world have this type of card?
Michael, Did you try or ? If listed there, then contact Martin to purchase, he has a better chance than any one of physically getting item to you & BEST price of anyone! Can check his feedback on ebay, but deal direct w/ Martin for speciality item purchases. is next best! Good Luck finding AR chip WiFi for your Express cardbus slot.
Old 09-13-2006, 08:13 AM   #3
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Thank for youe reply first.
After I open my notebook. I find that there are one build in wireless lan card. But I did not sure it is a min-pic or other. The links in photo of my build in lab card. Can you watch and tell me the ask?
Thank you!


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