PC cards in routers interchangeable?

the-one1

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I got this HP hn200w wireless router with out the wire less part for free. When I opened it up, I saw an empty PCMCIA slot. I did a little digging around the net and saw a thread about it http://www.howtofixcomputers.com/bb/ftopic4208.html&highlight=hn200w.
As you can see, his thread was never responded to, So my question is, can I put in a PCMCIA card and see if it works, or use/buy/find same card ( LINKSYS WPC11) that was suppose to be there and put that in?
 

hawk82

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yeah you could try. in my experience, the few aps i have worked with, putting in a card that didnt come with it would either work or it wouldnt. no harm to the card or ap. so might as well try it.
 

alex_bgnet

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Atm I am using Orinoco PCMCIA in Siemens SpeedStream PCI socket.
Works like a charm.
 

FLECOM

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depends on what chipset it is expecting... there really arnt that many wireless chipsets out there... no more than 3 or 4 i believe...
 

the-one1

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Thnx for the info, I'll see what happens if I decide to do anything, such as find a wireless b/g card for cheaper than the price of a cheap wireless router.
 
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