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- Phil Schuman
March 4, 2006, 4:42 pm
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wow - that sounds crazy !
I just tried it on one of my old Toshiba's running XP and an Orinoco
Booted & then plugged the WiFi card into the top PCMCIA -
it beeped & ran fine -
Rebooted - plugged card into bottom slot -
it beeped and ran fine -
Guess I'll have to try it on my Dell C610 and see what happens...
Can't say how all laptops respond to PCMCIA cards,
but it always seemed to me that once a card was known, and driver
it did not require an "association" with a specific physical PCMCIA
Re: Dell Inspirion 4000 PCMCIA slot not working
My reaction was exactly the same as yours - I initially presumed the
slot/and system board to have been bad. I also assumed that "once
installed, installed in both", and that WinXP would auto-detect/recognize
the DLink card - but it did not and it wouldn't function.
The DLink card has it's own software driver and utility, and WinXP did NOT
have a native driver for it, fwiw....
Good luck and post back.