Problem with my laptops PCMCIA slot

lestat0521

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I have a gateway solo 2200 with a problem

i purchased 3 different intel ethernet modems.

when i plug them in nothing happens, the system does not recognize them or do anything, when i pop in a us robotics 56k modem that came along with it, it recognizes it fine. What might be the problem?
 

corkyg

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All PCMCIA slot cards are not equal. If your Gateway had Cardbud, then only cardbus devices will work. If it has Sockets/Services, then Cardbus won't work. How old is the 2200?
 

IEC

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There are typeI/typeII/typeIII devices as well as different bit-width cardbus adapters, so it is likely the Gateway only takes one of the older ones... you might want to check just to make sure if it's compatible.
 

lestat0521

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it says its compatible with type II and III, however the intel is a cardbus II, i think this is why it is not functioning properly.