The side facing the computer has a double-row of sockets with a similar look to those on CompactFlash cards, but with more pins. Many laptops had two Type II slots side by side, which could fit two of these cards, or one Type III card which has the ports actually on the card. The PC Card itself still lives on as a memory device for industrial purposes as well as an interface used in automotive and satellite receiver CAM applications. Meanwhile, Ethernet still sees relevance in home, corporate and industrial networking, although increasingly wireless Proudly powered by WordPress.
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PCMCIA cards came in two varieties depending on the age — the first type was known as bit, likely related to the fact that computers of that era utilized bit ISA interfaces internally.
The contents list suggest there is a card, a cable, a manual and two disks. The Ethernet connection is made using the familiar RJ45 connector through this pigtail lead.
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Many laptops had two Type II slots side by side, which could fit two of these cards, or one Type 1000 card which has the ports actually on the card.
There was also a bit PC Card version that used the same dongle. This is a necessity for Type II cards to maintain their thin profile.
Eterexpress later version is known as bit, probably related to the bit PCI interface used by later Pentium II series and up computers. The disks file lists are as follows:.
Meanwhile, Ethernet still sees relevance in home, corporate and industrial networking, although increasingly wireless The dongle termination gets a red, blue or purple plastic insert depending on the brand. This is another one of those interesting salvages, which had been kept nicely for me by a colleague.
Of course, you use whatever hints you can get from the label to make sure. Inside we see the card, with a clear plastic slip-in protective shell. Proudly powered by WordPress. Anyway, lets take a etherxepress at the whole package — which seems to be complete except for missing a manual. Included was a single page, double sided quick start leaflet which seems to reinforce the confusing nature of hardware installation of the era.
There was also a hand-written labelled floppy with the uninstall utility — likely to be something someone may have had trouble with in the past especially as there was a printout of the uninstall instructions, datedincluded as well! Click for more about me!
This entry was posted in ComputingTech Flashback and tagged computer hardware intfl, laptopnetworkingvintage hardwarevintage stuff. The external-facing side of the card has a very thin and flat narrow connector for the pigtail to connect to.
The cards had a footprint similar to a credit card, although several mm thick. As a result, these things were a pain in the ass to use, as they can easily be carelessly etehrexpress from the card at an angle, causing the connector to crack or be damaged. Power Bank Ripple — Devices at Risk?
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At the other end of the pigtail is the connector and part number information. I did manage to read the two pre-written floppies with the Kryoflux with no trouble and no sign of modified sectors, although the hand-written Verbatim disk proved to be troublesome and was never fully read back successfully. The side facing the computer has a double-row of sockets with a similar look to those on CompactFlash cards, but with more pins.
The underside of the card shows the serial number label and regulatory information. Unless you could source a replacement pigtail, the economic solution would be to replace the whole card along with the associated hassle of driver installation and configuration.
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The disks file lists are as follows: It seems to be designed back in the Windows 95 era as well, judging from the driver support. I think the Xircom drivers would detect and run with all variants. The PC Card itself still lives on as a memory device for industrial purposes as well as an interface used in automotive and satellite receiver CAM applications.
August 30, at 1: There was probably a full-form manual included in the box as well, although this was missing. Depending on the operating ingel you may need to connect the hardware first, or you may need to install the drivers first.