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Question 3Com 3CCFEM556B vs Psion Gold Card Netglobal 56K+10/100Mb CardBus 

Forum: PCMCIA Multifunction Card Issues
Date: 2000, Apr 29
From: Berkan Eskikaya berkan

Hi,

I've got an HP Omnibook XE2 laptop --with kernel 2.2.14
and pcmcia-cs 3.1.8 installed-- and have recently acquired
a Psion multifunction PC card (the one in the title above). 

I haven't yet had the chance to test the ethernet part, 
but the modem is working fine.

Now I have the chance to buy either that or a 3Com 
CCFEM556B and before I'll make my decision I'd like to 
ask some questions on this list:

1) Has anybody got the 2 functions on Psion work 
simultaneously without problems? (not having access to 
a network where I can test this myself, all I need to 
hear is yes/no).

2) The same question for 3Com 3CCFEM556B.

3) I simply like 3Com's XJACK mechanism -- I'm curious
if this card has 2 xjacks (one for the modem and one
for the ethernet jack). If not, how does it work?

4) Finally, if you were to recommend one of them, which
one would you go for? 3CCFEM556B is considerably cheaper
then the Psion Gold Card, so if they both work equally
well on linux, I'm thinking of getting the former.

Cheers,

Berkan

PS: One last question: what is the difference between a 
Cardbus interface and a normal (16bit?) interface? 
Whatever it is, is it enough to go for the more expensive
card? This is probably not the most appropriate place
to ask this, so if somebody could point to a reference etc
that I can read that would be great too. Thanks again.

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1. None General info on CardBus vs 16-bit interfaces by David Hinds, 2000, May 01
2. None Psion Gold card n/w works ok by Christopher Snow, 2000, May 29
1. None Re: Psion Gold card n/w works ok by Berkan Eskikaya, 2000, May 30

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