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Old January 24th 04, 08:58 PM
handle
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Folk;

I have a two years old Compaq Presario 1201T laptop running Windows ME.
I'm in the process of buying a PCMCIA ethernet card for my box.

The Compaq manual (if it can be called that) only says that I have
one type I,II,III slot. I have no clue about the differences between
types I,II,III.

I have checked a couple of computer stores (Best buy, Comp USA) and
noticed that there are type II 16 & 32 bits version of the ethernet
card for laptops.

The sales folks (mostly kids) tell me that I should buy the 32 bits version
as it defaults to 16 bits if my pcmcia slot only accepts 16 bits signals.

My question to you all is 1st, what are the differences among types I,II,III
and 2nd which pcmcia ethernet card I should buy, 16 or 32 bits.

Any help is appreciated

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Old January 24th 04, 10:51 PM
Tom Scales
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Type I, II and III are height. That's all. Cards are Type II, which is
standard.

16 vs. 32 is different. The shape of the slot is different. A 32-bit card
will NOT fit into a machine that ONLY accepts 16 bit cards. A 16 bit card
WILL fit into a 32 bit slot.

That said, it is very likely that your machine accepts 32 bit cards (called
Cardbus cards).

Tom
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...
Folk;

I have a two years old Compaq Presario 1201T laptop running Windows ME.
I'm in the process of buying a PCMCIA ethernet card for my box.

The Compaq manual (if it can be called that) only says that I have
one type I,II,III slot. I have no clue about the differences between
types I,II,III.

I have checked a couple of computer stores (Best buy, Comp USA) and
noticed that there are type II 16 & 32 bits version of the ethernet
card for laptops.

The sales folks (mostly kids) tell me that I should buy the 32 bits

version
as it defaults to 16 bits if my pcmcia slot only accepts 16 bits signals.

My question to you all is 1st, what are the differences among types

I,II,III
and 2nd which pcmcia ethernet card I should buy, 16 or 32 bits.

Any help is appreciated



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Old January 25th 04, 06:28 PM
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Tom;

Thanks. Your response was very informative. One last question: Why do you think
my box can accept 32 bit cards. Is it because of the age of the laptop (2 years)
or is it that presario 1200 series have 32 bit type II slot and not 16 bit?.

Regards



In article , says...

Type I, II and III are height. That's all. Cards are Type II, which is
standard.

16 vs. 32 is different. The shape of the slot is different. A 32-bit card
will NOT fit into a machine that ONLY accepts 16 bit cards. A 16 bit card
WILL fit into a 32 bit slot.

That said, it is very likely that your machine accepts 32 bit cards (called
Cardbus cards).

Tom
"handle" wrote in message
...
Folk;

I have a two years old Compaq Presario 1201T laptop running Windows ME.
I'm in the process of buying a PCMCIA ethernet card for my box.

The Compaq manual (if it can be called that) only says that I have
one type I,II,III slot. I have no clue about the differences between
types I,II,III.

I have checked a couple of computer stores (Best buy, Comp USA) and
noticed that there are type II 16 & 32 bits version of the ethernet
card for laptops.

The sales folks (mostly kids) tell me that I should buy the 32 bits

version
as it defaults to 16 bits if my pcmcia slot only accepts 16 bits signals.

My question to you all is 1st, what are the differences among types

I,II,III
and 2nd which pcmcia ethernet card I should buy, 16 or 32 bits.

Any help is appreciated




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Old January 25th 04, 06:47 PM
Tom Scales
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It's an educated guess based on the age. 32-bit PCCard slots became common
in 1998 or so.

Tom
"handle" wrote in message
...
Tom;

Thanks. Your response was very informative. One last question: Why do you

think
my box can accept 32 bit cards. Is it because of the age of the laptop (2

years)
or is it that presario 1200 series have 32 bit type II slot and not 16

bit?.

Regards



In article ,

says...

Type I, II and III are height. That's all. Cards are Type II, which is
standard.

16 vs. 32 is different. The shape of the slot is different. A 32-bit

card
will NOT fit into a machine that ONLY accepts 16 bit cards. A 16 bit card
WILL fit into a 32 bit slot.

That said, it is very likely that your machine accepts 32 bit cards

(called
Cardbus cards).

Tom
"handle" wrote in message
...
Folk;

I have a two years old Compaq Presario 1201T laptop running Windows ME.
I'm in the process of buying a PCMCIA ethernet card for my box.

The Compaq manual (if it can be called that) only says that I have
one type I,II,III slot. I have no clue about the differences between
types I,II,III.

I have checked a couple of computer stores (Best buy, Comp USA) and
noticed that there are type II 16 & 32 bits version of the ethernet
card for laptops.

The sales folks (mostly kids) tell me that I should buy the 32 bits

version
as it defaults to 16 bits if my pcmcia slot only accepts 16 bits

signals.

My question to you all is 1st, what are the differences among types

I,II,III
and 2nd which pcmcia ethernet card I should buy, 16 or 32 bits.

Any help is appreciated






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Old January 26th 04, 04:33 AM
Trai' La Trash
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handle wrote:
Tom;

Thanks. Your response was very informative. One last question: Why do
you think my box can accept 32 bit cards. Is it because of the age of
the laptop (2 years) or is it that presario 1200 series have 32 bit
type II slot and not 16 bit?.

Regards



In article ,
says...

Type I, II and III are height. That's all. Cards are Type II, which
is standard.

16 vs. 32 is different. The shape of the slot is different. A
32-bit card will NOT fit into a machine that ONLY accepts 16 bit
cards. A 16 bit card WILL fit into a 32 bit slot.

That said, it is very likely that your machine accepts 32 bit cards
(called Cardbus cards).

Tom
"handle" wrote in message
...
Folk;

I have a two years old Compaq Presario 1201T laptop running Windows
ME. I'm in the process of buying a PCMCIA ethernet card for my box.

The Compaq manual (if it can be called that) only says that I have
one type I,II,III slot. I have no clue about the differences between
types I,II,III.

I have checked a couple of computer stores (Best buy, Comp USA) and
noticed that there are type II 16 & 32 bits version of the ethernet
card for laptops.

The sales folks (mostly kids) tell me that I should buy the 32 bits

version
as it defaults to 16 bits if my pcmcia slot only accepts 16 bits
signals.

My question to you all is 1st, what are the differences among types

I,II,III
and 2nd which pcmcia ethernet card I should buy, 16 or 32 bits.

Any help is appreciated


Handle here's some close up pictures of a few different types of cards.
I use them in a 1247 and 1255.
http://members.tripod.com/~DAP1968/ethernetcards.jpg
Trai'


 




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