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torch Page Icon Posted 2023-01-30 5:22 PM
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Okay, I've now had two NE2000 Ethernet Cards not work with the MobilePro 900 (either on CE3.0 or 4.2), which leads me to believe there's something wonky with the built in driver that I can't override.

Anyway, I found a few ethernet cards, and I don't mind paying more if it just works, because it's been annoying to keep fail. Thus, I'm staying away from further NE2000 chips.
TLDR: Options 5 or 6 seem the most safe even if I hate non dongle cards

Option 1: Socket 8510-00093C
*Doesn't seem to officially be in the HCL, but probably uses the same driver as the existing listings / I prefer dongle based cards as they fit flush

Option 2: ; Option 3: ; Option 4:
*Don't seem to officially be in the HCL either, but are the same model name as this, so maybe the likelihood of success is higher than option 1

Option 5: I'm leaning towards this even though it's annoying and bulky, because it exactly matches an HCL listing here

Option 6: ^Seems to appear to look the same as option 5, even if the model numbers are different, so it may be a safe risk to save $10 USD to try it



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thenzero Page Icon Posted 2023-01-30 7:15 PM
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Isn't it going to be annoying have the CF ethernet card sticking out the front?
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thenzero Page Icon Posted 2023-01-30 7:19 PM
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...or are you planning to use them with a CF->PC adapter?
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ArchiMark Page Icon Posted 2023-01-30 8:44 PM
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FWIW, torch, I have option 5....had it for years...always worked with all my handhelds....

Just tested it recently in my MP790, but while running NetBSD....worked fine....

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torch Page Icon Posted 2023-01-30 8:54 PM
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^thenzero I don’t know if these are type I or type II but as much of a pain that is , it’s even more of a pain to create a hotspot or make my wifi have worse encryption for my MobilePro 900 to connect.

^thanks Archimark! I zoomed into option 6 and figured out it has the same model code as option 5 and is cheaper! So I bought 6 using the hpcfactor link
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thenzero Page Icon Posted 2023-01-30 11:09 PM
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Cool, I hope it works out
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torch Page Icon Posted 2023-02-03 4:29 AM
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Thank you! It came and it did work out! Worked very fast/smooth with CE4.2. Immediately popped up. Super happy
It also is a type I card so it did indeed work with my PC Card-> CF adapter
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