I orderd a IBM ThinkPad 560X off ebay and wanting to know if the 560X supports the PCMCIA WiFi Cards. I seen some on google.com that had the WiFi Cards.
I use to own the IBM ThinkPad 560 Basic and It didn't have USB and the WiFi Card and PCMCIA 2 Port USB card wouldn't read. So I sold it and got a 560X witch boosted me from the 120MHz to 233MHz Processor. The PCMCIA Ports worked because I used my Compact Flast 1GB Card on it to trans data and used the 56K Modem card for internet. I'm only using my 560X for internet travel only, and I had Microsoft Windows XP Professional running on my last 560. So I just need to know if only the WiFi card will read because the 560X has a built on USB Port.
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Yes but you need to install a PCMCIA wireless card and the wireless card driver. There are several makes on the market, such as Netgear, D-link etc. I suggest you Google search the Internet for PCMCIA wireless cards and select one that suits your requirements.
The easiest thing would be to buy a PCMCIA card that goes in on of the slots in the laptop. You can Google PCMCIA CARDS and it will show a list of alot of places to buy one. Radio shack, amazon.com, ebay.com etc. Hope this helps
the T42 does not have WiFi, instead it facilitates internet connection via 16 BIT & 32 Bit PCMCIA slot to install a WiFi card , in order to go on the internet.
The ThinkPad uses the following adapters: v 360, 365X, 380, 600: 16-Bit PCMCIA v T20, T22, T23: 32-Bit CardBus and MiniPCI v T23: 32-Bit CardBus and MiniPCI Daughter Card v T30: 32-Bit CardBus and LAN on Planar Board (LOB) v T4x: 32-Bit CardBus and LAN on Planar Board (LOB). 16- and 32-Bit PC Card adapters are configured during ThinkPad initialization. Network Interface Controller data rates are: v For Token Ring: 4/16 MBps v For Ethernet: 10 Mbps...........16 bit PCMCIA 10/100 Mbps.......32 bit CardBus 10/100 Mbps.......MiniPCI and Daughter Card 10/100 Mbps.......T3x and T40 LOB 10/100/1000 Mbps..T42 LOB The MiniPCI Ethernet adapter is accessed behind a removable plate located on the bottom of the ThinkPad directly above the Model/Type S/N sticker. For T20 and T22, the MiniPCI adapter may be an Ethernet/Modem combination card. The Daughter Card (T23) is secured with two screws and is located next to the MiniPCI modem adapter.
please go to this link to read the manual -- it will explain the features for this ThinkPad of various series T42 model-type .
You have two choices for a wireless connection, a PCMCIA card or a USB device.
My choice would be a PCMCIA card, because it frees up a USB port.
There are quite a few PCMCIA card to choose from, I favour Netgear and D-Link.
Their instructions make them easy to install and setup.
Let me know if you have problems.
Some T40 series (especially T42) laptops have built-in wireless cards and you only need to install the wireless driver.
If you don't have a built in wireless card you can purch a PCMCIA wireless card and inset it into the PCMCIA slot on the laptop.
These cards are common and are available from several manufactories such as Netgear and DLink.
From what I have been reading, the video card in the computer itself MUST support TV out. You can't just use a TV like a computer monitor...it won't work. Check the ads on eBay for those adapter cables and they will say: Check to make sure your video card supports TV out. Go back to eBay and search in the same general area for a computer video to TV adapter or converter box. DO NOT get it confused with the converter box for HDTV. They are about $25-$35 and you will still need the cable adapter you already have, plus another set of just the AV cables. Good luck. Please rate this if it was helpful.