464Re: [Dell Latitude XPi Club] Internet possibilities?
- Oct 30, 2006It's not too difficult or expensive, If you have a cable broadband modem get yourself a pcmcia card and plug it into your rj45 jack. Make sure you have the card and the dongle (that's the cable that plugs into the card and into the rj45 cat5 cable)
If you don't have the internet already you can just buy a pcmcia modem card and connect via the phone line to a local isp or a freenet if you have one locally.
I do have a Xircom Realport cardbus that has a 56k modem and ethernet all in one card . It's just sitting in a drawer here and you can have it for the cost of shipping. I live in Saskatoon and it's a creditcard size so shipping would be a couple of dollars. I used it before I got my wireless card, but the best thing is a wireless card they are about $15 and it's really nice to be able to move a laptop anywhere and still be connectted. We had a garage sale here in the summer and I sat in my garage and used my laptop.
A word of warning though, my Dell laptop is gone now because the pcmcia plugin just died one day. The wireless cardbus gets hot and the dell only has one cardbus slot and one pcmcia type 1 slot and cardbus cards won't fit into type one slots. But I did get 2 years out of the laptop and I sold it over ebay and got enough to buy another laptop ( a NEC this time)
So good luck and if you want this cardbus nic card you can have it
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Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2006 8:47 PM
Subject: [Dell Latitude XPi Club] Internet possibilities?
I have been given an xpi cd as a donation to our not-for-profit chess
club. I love this thing -- especially the tracking ball!!
I'd like to be able to connect to the internet but I don't think this
thing has something my husband calls an nic card. I don't particularly
want to go wireless; I would just like to connect to the internet to
check ratings when we host tournaments. What kind of "guts" do I need
to do that?
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