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Topic # 9967 27-Oct-2006 13:01
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I need to locate a supplier for PCI to PCMCIA adaptor cards so i provide my rural customers with EVDO service on their PC.

I have been able to locate at retail for $69+gst but want to buy a tonne as we push this as a real alturnative for my clients.

Any help would be appreciated.Cool






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  Reply # 50143 29-Oct-2006 10:58
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Check out the G-Trans cards they have better coverage, power and I'm sure you can connect them to PC's via USB or included adaptor.

You'll need to speak to your Telecom dealer or contact a mobile sales specialist.  Actually try to get a hold of a Phone Ranger on 09 3666000 and ask them about it.

Goodluck

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  Reply # 50145 29-Oct-2006 11:53
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this one seems to have the right specs - reviews show it has been used with evdo

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1042026&Tab=11&NoMapp=0



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 50240 30-Oct-2006 09:00
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Thanks for the help, Already working alongside a dealer doing mobile data solutions.

note the Sierra wireless with an extrenal antenna (magmount) out performs the Gtran and minimax obviously because it has the high gain antenna.

I have tested and proven all of the current models, the sierra wireless 580 with out ext antenna is the poorest performer though. The Gtran and Minimax can have a couple sheeth thingy placed on the antenna which with a Yagi or Higher gain fixed antenna will boost their coverage or signal gain as well.






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  Reply # 50264 30-Oct-2006 13:29
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I have got one of these.  Seems to work very well with all my PC Card and Card Bus cards


DIGITUS PCMCIA TO PCI ADAPTER CARD
PCMCIA to PCI Add-On Card, 32BIT and16BIT, 3,3V AND 5V PCMCIA

  • Compliant with PC Card Rel. 8.0 and PCI 2.2 Specification
  • Support PCMCIA 2.1 and Cardbus PC card with 3,3V / 5V operation
  • One PC card slot for (Type I/II/III PCMCIA card)

    Product Code: DN-7002

  • From IT Computer Products in Auckland




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      Reply # 50265 30-Oct-2006 13:45
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    ta, any idea on the price?






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      Reply # 50267 30-Oct-2006 13:59
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    Found one on www.pp.co.nz, specifically here in the unlisted/unsorted list... $85 incl. GST

    You'll have to use Find for "PCMCIA TO PCI" on the page, its all plain text.

    I've had dealings with Paradigm PCs before, they are great, you may be able to approach them, though current retail is more than your $69 + GST.



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      Reply # 50270 30-Oct-2006 14:33
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    DN-7002 cost me $60+GST

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      Reply # 58205 18-Jan-2007 00:13
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    mjsit&t:

    I need to locate a supplier for PCI to PCMCIA adaptor cards so i provide my rural customers with EVDO service on their PC.

    I have been able to locate at retail for $69+gst but want to buy a tonne as we push this as a real alturnative for my clients.



    Did you ever get hold of a suitable PCI card? I'd like to connect a Sierra 595 to a desktop. What models are suitable?
    Could you please suggest a supplier/retailer? Or would you consider on-selling?
    Thanks for any info.


    (PS. I tried PM'ing you with the 'email' button, but it looks like the '&' in your username causes a bug in the forum - looks like it tries to send to 'mjsit' then there an error something like no such recipient - or perhaps you chose this name for this reason ;-) ).

    (PPS. thanks bradstewart for reopening this thread for me)

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      Reply # 58222 18-Jan-2007 09:16
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    Followed skyplonk's lead and just found out from IT Computer Products in Auckland that they currently have the DN-7002 in stock for $50+gst.  They've advised it works with Sierra cards, so will give it a go...



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      Reply # 58223 18-Jan-2007 09:19
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    Hi ya, got some from IT Computer Products in Auckland, the only prob is the card must be installed before the PC is turned on but other than that they work sweet as.

    I am waiting on antenna adaptors for the 595 & 580, a cheaper supply than currently available 580 ($149 in most shops) - I would deffinately get one as the speed (consistency) coverage is greatly increased and in EVDO or Rev A mode your foot print is massively increased.

    Telecom are launching a USB and Express version of the 595 soon i here.





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      Reply # 58264 18-Jan-2007 14:39
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    mjsit&t: Hi ya, got some from IT Computer Products in Auckland, the only prob is the card must be installed before the PC is turned on but other than that they work sweet as.

    I am waiting on antenna adaptors for the 595 & 580, a cheaper supply than currently available 580 ($149 in most shops) - I would deffinately get one as the speed (consistency) coverage is greatly increased and in EVDO or Rev A mode your foot print is massively increased.


    Thanks for the info and card tip.  We have a range-extender/booster antenna (1m) from R.F. Antennas (Tennatron Industries (NZ) Ltd). Should hopefully do the trick.


    Telecom are launching a USB and Express version of the 595 soon i here.


    Hmm, usb might've been more convenient, but wanted it now! Wink



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      Reply # 58275 18-Jan-2007 15:45
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    How much for the range boosted antenna kit??





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      Reply # 58277 18-Jan-2007 15:49
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    mjsit&t: How much for the range boosted antenna kit??

    $215 (incl gst).



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      Reply # 58279 18-Jan-2007 15:53
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    so that included an adaptor and a Yagi right?





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