[conspire] Re: pcmcia 16 bit modems
dmarti at zgp.org
Sun Jan 5 20:32:41 PST 2003
begin Rick Moen quotation of Sun, Jan 05, 2003 at 03:12:04PM -0800:
> The other lesson I learned is that spare dongles are cheap and
> ubiquitous for some cards but not others. Ask politely about this at
> the Action Computer front desk, and you'll see.
There are at least two common types of 3Com dongles that are
mechanically interchangeable but electrically different -- one
works on the *589* 10Mbps-only cards, and the other works on the
*575* 10/100 cards. If you have the 10/100 card, you need the
2-LED dongle, and you need the 1-LED dongle for the 10-only card.
I have seen used cards for sale at swap meets with the wrong dongles.
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