what do I do with a PCMCIA 3G card?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ACfly, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. ACfly macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2007
    Hi, quick question.. I have a PCMCIA card with Vodafone that I use for access 3G network for internet from use in my work PC computer.. I had a Powerbook that had PCMCIA slot so I also used it as well for MAC.

    Now that I have the MBA, there is not PCMCIA slot, is there a USB adaptor that I can buy to get the card working for my MBA?
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
  3. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
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    Can you swap it for a USB 3g modem? They also have the advantage that they support HSDPA
  4. w00tini macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
    when i bought my Air, I went to ATT and showed them that is was not Express or PCMCIA capable and they gave me (for free) a USB 3G network adapter. You can see it in the review in my signature if you're interested. They simply took my PCMCIA adapter and gave me a brand new USB unit for nothing. No contract re-up or anything. I've been with them for over a decade now, but I don't think that weighs into it...they just realize that PCMCIA cards are on the way out.

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