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PC Card to USB mod? Answered

Okay, just signed up and I need a little help with something! I want to know if it's possible to wire a wireless PC card up to a usb cable. I know it sounds random but Linux doesn't like my wireless card (Realtek 8187b) and I've got a couple of wireless pc cards spare that Linux would like. Only thing is my laptop has an Express card slot. I'm looking for a no/low cost solution. Cheers!


My dell 600 laptop on puppy finds my belkin usb wireless thumb and the hawkens PCI wifi card just a few clicks and they are on line ,now to get my old cad program to run in Linux and could stop needing windows for it.

Yeah, it would be nice to even be able to choose freely without compatibility issues like this. I've trawled the web, forums etc for months and there doesn't seem to be a complete solution until they start releasing stable 2.6.28 distros. Ho hum, I'll wait until April!

did you try ndiswrapper ? usb network stick ? i think its the cheapest solution if ndiswrapper does not work. and its easy to boost their range with a dish

That's my plan B :) I tried all the work arounds but none worked successfully. Even tried Jaunty with 2.6.28 but it wouldn't install. The Realtek 8187b is a nightmare for anyone who wants to switch to Linux. I'm a Linux noob and the last thing I want is having to tangle with pages of code before I can even go online!! Thanks for the comment.

i use linux (allthough not ubuntu) for more than 3 years so feel free to ask for help

The short answer is probably no..