The new Xircom RealPort Cards are superb, although a bit pricey.
It takes up the space of two ordinary cards but it enables you to actually
RJ11 or RJ45 directly into the card and avoid all those fiddly connectors.
There are combo NIC and modem ones available too.
Hope it helps
----- Original Message -----
From: Kathryn Cassidy (User Account) <hellbunnie at irelands-web.ie>
To: <ilug at linux.ie>
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2000 11:30 AM
Subject: [ILUG] [OT] PCMCIA NIC/modem
This is way off topic, sorry, but I'm likely to kill
some of my users if I don't find a solution to this
A lot of employees here use laptops as they travel a
fair bit. They all have PCMCIA network cards/modems.
Now, I don't know if it's due to misfortune or sheer
stupidity (though I have my suspicions), but they keep
breaking thier cables or sometimes the connectors on the
actual cards. If I have to replace one more cable or
card because somebody decided to turn their laptop onto
its side forgetting that that was where the network
cable was plugged in, I am very likely to hit someone.
Knowing my luck it'll be my boss...
Does anyone know of a sturdy pcmcia ethernet/modem card
that doesn't break easily even when manhandled by users
with dubious intellectual powers?
Sorry again for the OT nature of this question.
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