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Laptop with no network card?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by smoove, 13 Jul 2006.

  1. smoove

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    Hi, what could I do to get a network capabilty on an old laptop that doesnt have a network port. it has pcima slots, but I dont want to go down the wirleless route, since I will wont be moving around and I will leave it on 24/7.

    Are there such things as external network cards?
     
  2. ste_bla

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    PCMCIA 10/100 card

    Start from ~£25

    Cant tell you where as ocuk competitor
     
  3. smoove

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    So instead of being wireless, its got a cat5 cable slot?
     
  4. ste_bla

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    Yup and they look like

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  5. zetec452

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    Does it have USB? Probably not.
     
  6. smoove

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    Yep has Usb...?
     
  7. skiba

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    USB to RJ45 adaptor would work also.
     
  8. smoove

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    Know any that work under linux? (ubuntu).