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D-Link AirPlus Wireless 802.11b 11Mbps/802.11g 54Mbps PC Card DWLG650 $1 + Delivery @ PC Byte Amazon AU

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  • +5 votes

    LOL 11mbps

    • +2 votes

      Don't laugh. That's sufficient for people that are still on ADSL2….

      • +8 votes

        Or the NBN

      • +2 votes

        No, it might be at a close distance to the WAP, but it will drop off that speed quickly.

        Also, who has a working machine that will even take that card these days!?!?!?!?

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      To be fair, it's probably closer to 30Mbps with the right setup. Then again, it might be running on the original PCMCIA spec and not the newer Cardbus (which should have these lumps near the connector) so that may be the limitation.

  • +7 votes

    Last time I saw one of those cards, usb ports were usb 1.1

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    Wow I think I had one of these in 2003.
    It went into my Athlon laptop.

  • -1 vote

    The year 1991 called. They would like this deal please!

  • -1 vote

    Bought one! Going to pair this with Windows 1.11!

  • +1 vote

    Do these have the same taste as a crusket? If so any deals on dip OP?

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    And they're gone!
    Not sure who would buy something like this…

  • +2 votes

    Wow. That's old.
    I've got an IBM PCMCIA token ring card on display as a RELIC.

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    Brand new? Are there any manufacturers still making it?

    • +1 vote

      More importantly where can you buy a laptop (not notebook) to go with it?

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        I'm curious about the laptop vs notebook diff in your universe.

        • +2 votes

          It's generally accepted that laptops are larger than notebooks (https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/difference-between-laptop-and-...). A simple google search would also confirm this for you.

          In the old days all the bulky portables were called laptops. In fact the earliest ones were actually called portable PC's. The term notebook (I believe) came about as a way to distinguish the smaller, lighter portables that came after (this would be in the post PCMCIA era)

          This is in the universe I live in (not sure about yours though.)

          • +2 votes

            @gadget: Fair. I come from a different one - must started more recently: I got my first (yet second-hand) thick 14" Compaq portable computer in ~2002, nobody would give a damn whether it was a notebook or a laptop.

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      Pretty sure PCMCIA ports are still included on many Panasonic Toughbooks in recent years (not sure about the latest models). Often used with expansions cards for connecting lab equipment, etc.

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    Perfect for Retro PC enthusiasts.
    Might be time to go dumpster diving to find a laptop that works with this.

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    Ozbargained!

    There were 5 left when I last checked. After adding it to the shopping it, it went Out of Stock

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    Gee, so someone still have a laptop with PCMCIA socket?

  • +1 vote

    Now, has anyone got a deal for a laptop that will fit this?

  • +1 vote

    This deal brings back memories.

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      But slowly

      You can only download those memories at 11Mbps

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    Can you use it as a scraper?

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    I forgot these things existed!

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    Ugh no wireless ax/6?

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      Wow, you want some vintage ax adapters?

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      This'll give you 6Mbps if you're lucky!

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    Old school

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    HOLY!! PCMCIA card!!?? lol.. OMG.. must require a very old laptop to support this (at least 10 years)..

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    That takes me back

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    Prices back to $5 but, sadly, cannot be shipped to Australia.

  • +1 vote

    buy this now, hold for 10-20 years and then sell. Profit $$$

    Diamond hands fellas

  • -1 vote

    If your laptop is so old that it does not have built in WiFi….. then there are other issues which will limit you from even loading up today's websites and having enough power to run Windows 7, let alone Windows 10.

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    How do you even plug this in? What interface does it use?

    • +1 vote

      Pcmcia.
      Originally a bus standard for memory cards before compact flash and as cards.
      Vendors added other devices like CD-ROMs, modems and network cards.

      My most recent machine having this slot was from approx 2005.

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    Got any coaxial ethernet cards? ISA bus would be good.

  • +1 vote

    Can I price match this at North Rocks Computer market?

    • +2 votes

      you'd need a delorean dmc12 to do that

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        😂😂😂

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    Haha I remember when someone cracked our WEP and I found him and connected to his printer… Fun times.

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      Sweet… print non-stop complete gibberish stuff, he must thought something wrong with the printer ðŸĪŠ

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        Penises

        Penises eveywhere