Using Two Wireless Adapters With One PCMCIA Slot

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I have a Sony Vaio laptop and it only has one PCMCIA slot.
It has built in wireless access but I prefer to use the PCMCIA wireless
that came with the Linksys router I own. When I travel I would like to
use the
Hawkings Technology HWC54D Hi-Gain Wireless-G Laptop Card.

When I install the drivers & utility for the HWC54D I am able to use
the card.
However, when I remove that card and put my Linksys card back the
Linksys card no longer
works no matter what I do. Even worse when I put the HWC54D card back
in I can't seem
to get that card working either.

Is there a way I can install the HWC54D drivers/utility and the Linksys
drivers to use
the single PCMCIA slot


Re: Using Two Wireless Adapters With One PCMCIA Slot

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This is usually a 'no brainer' *if the driver for each card was
installed correctly* and the OS is WinXP.  Any device must have the
correct driver installed before the device is connected to the computer
the first time.  PC-Cards can be successfully hot-swapped if the drivers
are available.

What OS is installed on the laptop?


Re: Using Two Wireless Adapters With One PCMCIA Slot

Try  Start > Control Panel > System > Hardware > Hardware Profiles.
Make a profile with one wi-fi card installed, reboot and insert other
card and repeat. You'll have to reboot to select wich crd to boot, but
it works.

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