As I anticipated in my Quillink tumblelog, some days ago I tried a little test to see if my 2GB PCMCIA Toshiba hard drive would work in my Newton MP2100. The PCMCIA card has the correct voltage and is 16-bit, so I thought that at worst I would receive the ‘card not recognised’ warning from the Newton.
Before even starting, though, I remembered to install the ATA Support drivers, written by Paul Guyot (too bad he has stopped Newton development for now, I miss him). Later, when I inserted the card, I was happy to see these screen:
I requested information about the card by tapping on [i] and I was pleased to see it was correctly recognised:
In the compatibility table that was previously available on Guyot’s website, this particular drive is listed among the “Recognised but abnormally slow cards”. As I previously wrote, I don’t think I’ll…
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I just bought some "end of line" (5 year old !) NETGEAR WPN-511 pcmcia Wi-Fi cards from my local Staples for £7.50 each.
(Since all the internal seals were broken it looks like they were "customer returns" as well as "end of line" so check first before buying and as you may be able to negotiate a bit more discount !)
Anyhow on my xubuntu 9.10 notebook I just swapped my kcorp lifestyle KLS-611 (Ralink RT2500) pcmcia card with the 'new' NETGEAR WPN-511 (Atheros AR5001X+) and rebooted !
Not only did ubuntu instantly recognise the Atheros chipset it even remembered all my SSID & WPA details and automatically linked me to my Wi-Fi network !
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Supports simultaneous operation of multiple USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices
Supports the following speed data rates: Low-speed (1.5Mbps) / Full-speed (12Mbps) / High-speed (480Mbps) / Super-speed (5Gbps)
Built-in DC Jack connector for receiving extra power to meet USB 3.0 +5V/900mA power output standard
Hot-swapping feature allows you to connect/disconnect devices without powering down the system
Support Windows® XP/Vista/7 (32/64 bit)
Windows® XP/Vista/7 (32/64 bit)
ExpressCard-enabled system with an available ExpressCard slot
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|Windows NT 4.0|
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