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Posted: 4/11/2006 6:35:04 AM EDT
I have a PCI card (I think that what it is called) slot on my lap top. I would like to purchase broad band Verizon wireless which uses a PCI card. However my home computer is a desk top. Does anyone make a PCI card slot or USB adator for a desktop that will fit a PCI card?

Does that make any sense? Thanks for the help.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:39:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 6:39:17 AM EDT by motown_steve]
You don't have a PCI card in your laptop, you have a PCMCIA slot in your laptop.

Your desktop at home as PCI slots.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:40:09 AM EDT
Your request really isn't clear on what you are looking for. Are you getting Verizion broad band and want a wireless network card for both your laptop and desktop? If that is the case I'm sure you can buy a network card for the desktop cheaper than any type of adaptor. Can you give us more details on exactly what you are doing?
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:40:12 AM EDT
you need a pccard to pci adapter.. Linksys and a few other make one..
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:43:40 AM EDT
just get an evdo router. here is one link.. google for others.
evdo router
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:44:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By st0newall:
just get an evdo router. here is one link.. google for others.
evdo router



teh ghey
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:13:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:14:47 AM EDT
You can use ANY wireless G notebook adapter with your Verizon wireless router. I would recommend a USB adapter for your laptop. Most will come with a short cable so that you can place your adapter in the best location.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:20:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 7:24:48 AM EDT by Nimrod1193]

Originally Posted By Interceptor_Knight:
You can use ANY wireless G notebook adapter with your Verizon wireless router. I would recommend a USB adapter for your laptop. Most will come with a short cable so that you can place your adapter in the best location.



He's not talking about using his computer with a wireless router. He's talking about getting Verizon's Mobile Broadband Service, which requires a special card.

ETA: If I'm reading his post correctly.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:21:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Interceptor_Knight:
You can use ANY wireless G notebook adapter with your Verizon wireless router. I would recommend a USB adapter for your laptop. Most will come with a short cable so that you can place your adapter in the best location.



This will work but I find this to be cumbersome.
The pcmcia wifi card is so simple and generally hassle free.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:22:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
You don't have a PCI card in your laptop, you have a PCMCIA slot in your laptop.

Your desktop at home as PCI slots.



The confusion also comes from the fact that PCMCIA (pronounced Pic-me-a) cards are also sometimes called PC cards.

PCMCIA- People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronims.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:26:44 AM EDT
Yes, I'm sure that you can get a PMCIA adapter for you desktop. (PCI is the current standard card slot for desktops, PMCIA is that slot on the side of your laptop).

Look up tigerdirect.com and newegg.com
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:32:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
You don't have a PCI card in your laptop, you have a PCMCIA slot in your laptop.

Your desktop at home as PCI slots.



Let me clarify for the others then. My laptop has a PCMCIA card. I would like to use Verizon wireless boradband internet. I can buy a Verizon broadband PCMCIA card that fits my laptop. However, my home computer does not have a PCMCIA slot. I would like to use my Verizon wireless broadband on my desktop computer. Is there ana daptor that will let me use my PCMCIA braodband card with my desktop?
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:32:19 AM EDT
I think what your looking for is a PCMCIA PCI card. So you can plug your laptop card into your desktop? They do make them although it's not a popular card.

Rather then buying more hardware you might just want to set up internet sharing on your laptop if it's for occasional use.

-JTP
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:34:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dace:

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
You don't have a PCI card in your laptop, you have a PCMCIA slot in your laptop.

Your desktop at home as PCI slots.



Let me clarify for the others then. My laptop has a PCMCIA card. I would like to use Verizon wireless boradband internet. I can buy a Verizon broadband PCMCIA card that fits my laptop. However, my home computer does not have a PCMCIA slot. I would like to use my Verizon wireless broadband on my desktop computer. Is there ana daptor that will let me use my PCMCIA braodband card with my desktop?



Yes they exisit.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:41:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dace:

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
You don't have a PCI card in your laptop, you have a PCMCIA slot in your laptop.

Your desktop at home as PCI slots.



Let me clarify for the others then. My laptop has a PCMCIA card. I would like to use Verizon wireless boradband internet. I can buy a Verizon broadband PCMCIA card that fits my laptop. However, my home computer does not have a PCMCIA slot. I would like to use my Verizon wireless broadband on my desktop computer. Is there ana daptor that will let me use my PCMCIA braodband card with my desktop?



Check out the newegg link above. But you may want to do some research on what Verizion allows. While they may say "unlimited downloads" in the advertising, the acceptable use policies may be quite different, especially if you plan on using the connection as your primary broadband link.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:42:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 7:43:14 AM EDT by danpass]

Originally Posted By HellioN:

Originally Posted By Dace:

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
You don't have a PCI card in your laptop, you have a PCMCIA slot in your laptop.

Your desktop at home as PCI slots.



Let me clarify for the others then. My laptop has a PCMCIA card. I would like to use Verizon wireless boradband internet. I can buy a Verizon broadband PCMCIA card that fits my laptop. However, my home computer does not have a PCMCIA slot. I would like to use my Verizon wireless broadband on my desktop computer. Is there ana daptor that will let me use my PCMCIA braodband card with my desktop?



Yes they exisit.



and here is an example

LINK

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:43:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dace:
Let me clarify for the others then. My laptop has a PCMCIA card. I would like to use Verizon wireless boradband internet. I can buy a Verizon broadband PCMCIA card that fits my laptop. However, my home computer does not have a PCMCIA slot. I would like to use my Verizon wireless broadband on my desktop computer. Is there ana daptor that will let me use my PCMCIA braodband card with my desktop?



Yes, they do make cards for your desktop that wil allow you to use your PCMCIA adapter. I think a better approach would be to buy an adapter/card for your desktop which is compatible with the Verizon Wireless broadband. I'm sure the cards are cheap and available, as well as being a lot less hassle in setting up. As a bonus, you will be networked with your desktop as well as having two access points for the internet.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:50:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dace:

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
You don't have a PCI card in your laptop, you have a PCMCIA slot in your laptop.

Your desktop at home as PCI slots.



Let me clarify for the others then. My laptop has a PCMCIA card. I would like to use Verizon wireless boradband internet. I can buy a Verizon broadband PCMCIA card that fits my laptop. However, my home computer does not have a PCMCIA slot. I would like to use my Verizon wireless broadband on my desktop computer. Is there ana daptor that will let me use my PCMCIA braodband card with my desktop?



before you guy an adapter for you pc which would work.. look at the kyocera evdo router. i think its 200 bucks. what it allows you to do is to take your evdo card out of your laptop, slide it into the router connect the router to the net, plug your desktop AND your laptop into the router (or use the wireless connection built into the router). and if you or someone else in your household has a computer they can use the connection too. when you want to go back out on the road, simply pull the card out of the router and plug it into the laptop. shown here with a sprint card but works with other providers.. TOS with verizon may say this isn't ok, but as long as you dont run P2P or very intense streaming apps on you pc they wont bother you.

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:51:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 8:53:38 AM EDT by Interceptor_Knight]

Originally Posted By Dace:
Is there ana daptor that will let me use my PCMCIA braodband card with my desktop?



If you want to save money and only have one adapter, why would you be bothering with a PCMCIA card at all? You can use a USB adapter and use it in either your desktop or your laptop. USB adapter with a cord will give you the best reception. You should be able to go anywhere in your house with your laptop and get a good signal. The Verizon wireless router will be compatible with it. IF your PC is near a phone line and you have a standard ethernet network card, you do not need a wireless adapter for it, as it will plug directly into your router.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 9:01:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 9:04:26 AM EDT by Interceptor_Knight]

Originally Posted By st0newall:
before you guy an adapter for you pc which would work.. look at the kyocera evdo router. i think its 200 bucks. what it allows you to do is to take your evdo card out of your laptop, slide it into the router connect the router to the net, plug your desktop AND your laptop into the router (or use the wireless connection built into the router). and if you or someone else in your household has a computer they can use the connection too. when you want to go back out on the road, simply pull the card out of the router and plug it into the laptop. shown here with a sprint card but works with other providers.. TOS with verizon may say this isn't ok, but as long as you dont run P2P or very intense streaming apps on you pc they wont bother you.



Never mind my temporary insanity. I was confusing Verizon with TDS Metrocom. I second the motion to use a router such as the Kyocera Evdo.

Linksys is getting in on the action...


The Linksys Wireless-G Router for Mobile Broadband (WRT54G3G) is scheduled to be available this summer through distribution channels and select mobile broadband providers in North America for an estimated street price of $199. A Mobile Broadband connection PC card and mobile broadband service is sold separately.

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 9:04:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By st0newall:

Originally Posted By Dace:

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
You don't have a PCI card in your laptop, you have a PCMCIA slot in your laptop.

Your desktop at home as PCI slots.



Let me clarify for the others then. My laptop has a PCMCIA card. I would like to use Verizon wireless boradband internet. I can buy a Verizon broadband PCMCIA card that fits my laptop. However, my home computer does not have a PCMCIA slot. I would like to use my Verizon wireless broadband on my desktop computer. Is there ana daptor that will let me use my PCMCIA braodband card with my desktop?



before you guy an adapter for you pc which would work.. look at the kyocera evdo router. i think its 200 bucks. what it allows you to do is to take your evdo card out of your laptop, slide it into the router connect the router to the net, plug your desktop AND your laptop into the router (or use the wireless connection built into the router). and if you or someone else in your household has a computer they can use the connection too. when you want to go back out on the road, simply pull the card out of the router and plug it into the laptop. shown here with a sprint card but works with other providers.. TOS with verizon may say this isn't ok, but as long as you dont run P2P or very intense streaming apps on you pc they wont bother you.

evdoinfo.com/images/stories/kr1_sprint.jpg



That's pretty cool.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 10:02:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Interceptor_Knight:

Originally Posted By Dace:
Is there ana daptor that will let me use my PCMCIA braodband card with my desktop?



If you want to save money and only have one adapter, why would you be bothering with a PCMCIA card at all? You can use a USB adapter and use it in either your desktop or your laptop. USB adapter with a cord will give you the best reception. You should be able to go anywhere in your house with your laptop and get a good signal. The Verizon wireless router will be compatible with it. IF your PC is near a phone line and you have a standard ethernet network card, you do not need a wireless adapter for it, as it will plug directly into your router.



What do you mean? A USB adator for the PCMCIA card?

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 12:47:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 12:50:29 PM EDT by danpass]

Originally Posted By Dace:
I have a PCI card (I think that what it is called) slot on my lap top. I would like to purchase broad band Verizon wireless which uses a PCI card. However my home computer is a desk top. Does anyone make a PCI card slot or USB adator for a desktop that will fit a PCI card?

Does that make any sense? Thanks for the help.



To clarify:

You want to get the Verizon laptop card to use your laptop wirelessly anywhere you are - eg: coffee shop, park, shooting range ( ), etc

You then want to use the Verizon card at home (in your desktop) to log into the intarweb (again wirelessly using the Verizon service).

Is that right? (assumption: you don't-have/care-to-have intarweb service from the wall at home)

If so then going with the router will allow both the laptop and the desktop to use the intarweb at the same time. You then need a wireless card for the laptop (this connects the laptop to the router (not the intarweb) and is different than the Verizon card).

Then when you go out with the laptop you take the Verizon card out of the router and pop it into the laptop (removing the wireless router card in the process [not needed])

Am I the only one with the superior interpretation-fu ?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:24:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By st0newall:

Originally Posted By Dace:

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
You don't have a PCI card in your laptop, you have a PCMCIA slot in your laptop.

Your desktop at home as PCI slots.



Let me clarify for the others then. My laptop has a PCMCIA card. I would like to use Verizon wireless boradband internet. I can buy a Verizon broadband PCMCIA card that fits my laptop. However, my home computer does not have a PCMCIA slot. I would like to use my Verizon wireless broadband on my desktop computer. Is there ana daptor that will let me use my PCMCIA braodband card with my desktop?



before you guy an adapter for you pc which would work.. look at the kyocera evdo router. i think its 200 bucks. what it allows you to do is to take your evdo card out of your laptop, slide it into the router connect the router to the net, plug your desktop AND your laptop into the router (or use the wireless connection built into the router). and if you or someone else in your household has a computer they can use the connection too. when you want to go back out on the road, simply pull the card out of the router and plug it into the laptop. shown here with a sprint card but works with other providers.. TOS with verizon may say this isn't ok, but as long as you dont run P2P or very intense streaming apps on you pc they wont bother you.

evdoinfo.com/images/stories/kr1_sprint.jpg



That's perfect (thank you to whoever first pointed out the link). I can plug in my broadband card when I get home, let people use my desktop upstairs, and use my laptop down stairs. I dont really download anything so I think it would work.

Thanks for the help.
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