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Re: [SLUG] Networking with Modem Card
- To: Matt <vierdeo@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Networking with Modem Card
- From: jon@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed Feb 6 14:19:01 2002
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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> I have recently bought a Dell D266TX w/
> 128mb of RAM, CDROM, Floppy and a Modem
> Card (PCMCIA) for .. $400 ! It's a PII 266
> of course .. how does the price sound ?
Price is not too bad, especially if it has a hard drive as well...:-)
> Anyway i'm wondering if it's possible,
> somehow, to stick a networking cable (cat5)
> into the PCMCIA modem and have it work
> like a network card instead. It's a long
> shot but that's why i'm asking a LUG :)
Nope - definately NOT - not only are the connectors different, but they don't
Thhere is a Xircom CEM56 PCMCIA card which has 10/100 ethernet and 56K modem in
it - you can pick them up for around $500 new, or probebly $300 at the markets.
You can also get a dedicated 10/100 card only for around the $300 mark.
I *may* have a spare CEM56 complete with the necessary "dongles" that I can
sell for around $250 if I can't resurrect the old notebook... Email me off-list
if you're interested.