USB 1.1 or firewire PCMCIA card Reader?

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  1. kaizer macrumors member

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    Hi guys! Thanks for replying my last quiries. I'll probably get my iBook this week (waiting for student discount documentation ;) )

    I wonder if there's a PCMCIA card reader (Wifi PC Card, Flash Card Reader, PC Card Modem etc...) that uses USB 1.1 or Firewire?

    I know I can get the Airport card for Wifi, but I have a Wifi card lying around.

    Thanks!
     
  2. yzedf macrumors 65816

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    Re: USB 1.1 or firewire PCMCIA card Reader?

    http://www.bixnet.com/usbtopcmcipc.html

    this is a start anyway... might want to do a google search based on your particular card.

    definitely better to just get the airport card. it is of a very nice internal design. totally unseen from the outside.
     
  3. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    Would it not be cheaper to just buy USB or FireWire devices? USB is only 12Mbps. You can get USB Wireless LAN adapters on the PC side. Maybe someone has written a driver for the Mac.

    You can also get USB Flash Memory readers at good prices. You can also get a USB modem.
     
  4. kaizer thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys!

    Just two more days to go before I'm a Switcher" officially!

    Yay! Can't wait till Saturday (It's Thursday evening here).


    Have to get ready for imsomnia for this two days! Just too exited! Anywway, just to prove to you all that Apple is famous in Malaysia. All outlets are out of stock for the 700Mhz CD-Rom iBook! Waiting list for two days... :(
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    For WiFi use Apple's Airport card. This mounts internally, so you don't have to worry about where it is.

    And you can get Firewire compactflash readers. These are faster than PC-Card/PCMCIA readers which are faster than USB 1.1 readers.

    Also, for both of the above, why go through an extra layer of device interface when it is not needed?
     
  6. yzedf macrumors 65816

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    I agree with you 100%

    I try to answer what is asked first... and then hopefully they discover that it is a silly idea. That has been how most of the guru's have dealt with me in the past. Leads me to asking better questions ;)
     

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