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Postby Thasaidon » Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:41 am

I've been trying to get Freesco running on an old Toshiba Satellite 4070CDS.
This laptop has no fixed ethernet connection, so I'm "forced" to use 2 pcmcia cards.

At first I used a Xircom and some card with a Realtek chipset, which seemed to work fine, but after a while, the network connections seemed to die for no apparent reason.

I found that the Xircom is a 16bit card, but the Realtek is a 32Bit card, so I'm guessing there might be some kind of hardware conflict. But that is a totally different topic :D

To test this, I found some 3Com 3CCFE574BT pcmcia cards (16bit) real cheap.
<a href='http://www.3com.com/products/en_US/detail.jsp?tab=prodspec&sku=3CCFE574BT&pathtype=support' target='_blank'>http://www.3com.com/products/en_US/detail....athtype=support</a>

But before I buy them... will these cards work with Freesco at all? using the pcmcia package that is...
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Postby Lightning » Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:21 am

Yes, the 3Com 574 is supported.
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Postby Thasaidon » Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:14 am

Thanx. That's all I needed to know.
I couldn't find any reference to this card in the support file.
(that, or I really need glasses :D )
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Postby Thasaidon » Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:56 am

Freesco 0.3.8 has been running on the laptop with these cards for about a week now.
and she's been purring like a kitten :)

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