USB to PCI Adapter?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mbryant52, May 8, 2006.

  1. mbryant52 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,
    I'd like to try to use a Verizon EVDO Card with my iBook but of course I do not have the PCI slot. Is there an adapter out there that will maybe allow me to connect via USB? I couldn't find one. Thanks.

    Matt
     
  2. kgarner macrumors 68000

    kgarner

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    It's a PCMCIA card and I am not aware of anything that will allow you to hook it up through USB. An alternative might be to use your cell phone as a modem via bluetooth. I have done that in the past and it works okay. I was on the slow connection speed though. Not sure if it works for the high speed connections.
     
  3. Josias macrumors 68000

    Josias

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    I knwo this is an old thread, but I believe that PCMCIA runs way faster than USB 2.0...:eek:
     
  4. mbryant52 thread starter macrumors member

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    The only problem is that the ibook does not have the proper port to support the card.

    There are no available adapters?
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Compatibility with your specific card and with Mac is totally up in the air - you will have to research before buying:

    Envoy
    - seems to be Win only

    PSI - you will have to inquire about compatibility

    Amtron
     

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