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 From:  LEE Tet Yoon <leety at ihug dot co dot nz>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] IDE to PCMCIA adapter for WiFi card? Will it work?
 Date:  Thu, 23 Aug 2007 21:58:29 +1200
At 03:28 p.m. 23/08/2007, you wrote:
>On 8/22/07, Alex M <radiussupport at lrcommunications dot net> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>>
>> I guess this is a bit of topic, but I don't know any other place to ask this
>> question.
>>
>> I want to hook WiFi card to my car, unfortunately I only have USB port
>> avaluble, and there is no good (powerful usb wifi cards) so I thought to use
>> 200mW PCMCIA card.
>>
>> Now the question is can I use USB (IDE to PCMCIA) adapter for a wifi card,
>> even though it is designed to work with hard drives?   For me it seams
>> strange to put wifi card on ISE but maybe it can work? Any available info?
>>
>
>There is no such thing as an IDE to PCMCIA adapter. I would guess
>you're talking about a IDE to SFF IDE adapter, which I don't think
>even has a compatible pin out. If you do manage to plug a PCMCIA card
>into a SFF IDE adapter, I'd bet the voltage intended to power the
>drive will fry the card.
>
>Regardless - *definitely* not gonna work.
>
>A PCI to PCMCIA adapter should work fine if you have a PCI slot.


I don't know where the IDE came into this but there are definitely USB to PCMCIA adapters...
http://jkontherun.blogs.com/jkontherun/2006/07/usb_to_pcmcia_a.html
http://www.quatech.com/catalog/drives_pcmcia.php