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    Wireless Adapter for old Dell laptop

    I need to buy a wireless adapter for an old dell inspiron 8100 laptop.

    I think the inspiron 8100 supports 32-bit cardbus (please correct me if I'm wrong).

    Is it going to be best to get a PCMCIA card or a usb adapter... I'm thinking in terms of how far the thing is going to stick out, all the USB ones I've seen stick out a couple inches, and look like they could easially get knocked... this is for a laptop that is going to be mobile around the house, so the less sticking out the better! But PCMCIA cards also all seem to stick out a lot...

    Can someone recommend me either a USB or PCMCIA that doesn't stick out much? Or better still, are there any type III PCMCIA cards that don't stick out at all?

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    Re: Wireless Adapter for old Dell laptop

    no suggestions?

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    Re: Wireless Adapter for old Dell laptop

    Can ANYONE recommend what I should get?

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    Re: Wireless Adapter for old Dell laptop

    didn't see this thread before or I would have replied sooner

    Personally I would get a PCMCIA card. It try to avoud USB if at all possible, I've had a few bad experiences with flakey drivers etc.

    I can't ecomend a particular card, the only one i've used was an old Linksys one.

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