Re: Corrections re: PCMCIA/PC Card/CardBus/PCI/etc.
From: Wim Lewis (wiml_at_omnigroup.com)
Date: 2002-03-20 04:13:41 UTC
I read Erik Walthinsen's comments a while back on the difficulty of
finding adaptors to use a Proxim RangeLanDS in a desktop system. I've
been looking for something along those lines as well.
I've found a few products that look promising, which I wanted to run
past the list to see if anyone has any comments on them, or experience
using them with *bsd or linux:
- Synchrotech PCI -> PCMCIA/CardBus adaptor: . Specifically claims
that it supports 3.3v operation. Web site imples, but does not state,
that it's based on the Vadem VG-469,  which is 82365-compatible and
therefore (I hope?) ought to work with anyone's favorite open source OS.
$72 at CDW  for the 1-slot version, $160 for two slots.
- Amtron "PCMCIA & CardBus PC Card Drive" . Again, specifically
claims 3.3v operation. Based on the Ricoh R5C476 II,  also
82365-compatible, and mentions that it works with Linux (and gives
specific pcmcia-cs versions to use!). $75/$99 from amtron.com (1/2
Other CardBus<-->PCI adaptors (which, presumably, also work for 3.3v
PCMCIA cards, but don't actually say so):
- trendnet TEW-PCIA:  $44 at needpcparts.com (1 slot); $46 at
(this one doesn't say up front it does CardBus, but buried in the
mfr's pages was
something that made me think that it does. I'm curious about this
- actiontec PC750: 
(I don't know why this is on my list --- it doesn't specify 3.3v
or CardBus in
its specs --- but it is the only one that puts the card slots in a
instead of a rear panel, which could be handy. Based on the TI
which *can* do 3.3v and CardBus...)
Anyone have any information on these?
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