PC Card on 12" Powerbook??

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by AlbinoPigeon, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I recently bought a 12" powerbook with a superdrive. I love the mini size, and dont mind the small screen.

    The only thing I need is some way of attaching a mobile internet card so I can surf on the go.

    Are there any external PC Slot adapters for the mac? Like and PC Slot port adapter that connects to a USB port?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors Core

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    when you say "mobile" i assume you mean "wireless"? if that is the case you'll need an Airport Extreme card.

    none of the 12" powerbook models have a card slot.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    I know. But what I need is to be able to use mobile internet cards from my mobile phone provider. I know that the 12" doesn't have a PC card slot. So I was wondering if there was some sort of USB to PC Card adapter thingy?

    At the very least I could use bluetooth to connect to my phone and use internet that way, but isn't that way slower? If not, then I suppose problem solved...
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    If you have a bluetooth phone which has EDGE, you can use that.
    Speeds will be just as fast. An example would be the Sony Ericsson S710.
     
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    Those mobile phone cards only support windooooze machines/have windows drivers. There was a guy that bought one and with the help, and a lot of time, from a webpage from Norway (or some country there) he got it to work. This was a post in a thread a couple of weeks ago. Good luck!
     
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  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    Really!? Awesome then...does anyone know if the Moto V551 on the Rogers Network in Canada supports EDGE or a similar highspeed data protocol?
     

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