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Pccard slots the only pc card i have ever gotten to work is a phone line adapter. won't recognize ethernet adapter or wireless adapter. running windows 2000 and it's supposed to happen automatically. any suggestions/

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Re: pccard slots - Toshiba Tecra 500CDT Notebook PC Laptops

Have you tryed any of netgears cards?

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You probably can find "used" wireless-B or wireless-G adapters, in your local area:
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