There is an easier method of making them respect the equipment, that's to
inform them of the price of the part, and that if they break another that
they're going to have to foot the bill ! <Slightly evil I know, but>
Seriously though, the aforementioned Realport from Xircom is a good bet (if
they've got a Type III slot to use, otherwise maybe x-jack based ones would
work (more expensive when they do break them)
The best bet, as usual is to make them pay for the hardware they break (let
them off after letting them sweat a bit the first time maybe). Your manager
might even thank you if you save a few quid on needless repairs ...
> -----Original Message-----
> 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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