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Q: Sprint PC card (Merlin C201) on desktop Mac OS X ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Sprint PC card (Merlin C201) on desktop Mac OS X
Category: Computers > Wireless and Mobile
Asked by: dbdzn-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 09 Jun 2004 11:18 PDT
Expires: 09 Jul 2004 11:18 PDT
Question ID: 358699
I need to use a Sprint PC card (Merlin C201) for my internet
connection, but I don't have a laptop with a PC card slot, I only have
a Mac G4 desktop running OS X (version 10.3.4).  Is there anyway to
use the Sprint PC card on my desktop or on my new 12" iBook, neither
of which have a PC card slot?
Subject: Re: Sprint PC card (Merlin C201) on desktop Mac OS X
Answered By: googleexpert-ga on 27 Jun 2004 18:35 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello dbdzn,
There is a way to use the Sprint PC Card on your Mac G4 and your iBook.

A USB to PCMCIA ( PC Card ) Adapter is available for purchase for
$43.99 at the following link:

Software to use the Sprint PC Card (Merlin C201) is available for download at:

Please let me know if you have anymore questions.


Request for Answer Clarification by dbdzn-ga on 27 Jun 2004 21:48 PDT
I found the following on the CMS website:

Use this device to connect a CMS PCMCIA ABSplus to the USB port of
another computer, typically a desktop computer. Designed to work with
CMS ABSplus devices.

This device has nothing to do with handling a Sprint communication
card. It's for tranfering data from a CMS PCMCIA storage device to a
CPU via USB.


Request for Answer Clarification by dbdzn-ga on 27 Jun 2004 22:20 PDT
I was looking for something like this:


*	16-Bit and 32-Bit PCMCIA Cards supported. 
*	Universal 3.3V and 5V keyed PCI board 
*	Supports Type I, II and III card sizes. Slot has ejector lever
*	Uses industry standard Texas Instruments 1410 or 1211* controller
chip, proven on all classes of processor, chipset and motherboard
manufacturer. Yenta compliant, PCI2.2 compliant, PC99 compliant.
Supports sleep and suspend modes. Intel 82365 compatible register set.
*Current stock uses the TI PCI-1211 chip for the P111 boards.
*	Works with any card type thanks to patented driver. 
*	Perfect for Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, GPS, GSM, GPRS cards etc.
*	Also works with Compact Flash, Memory Stick, SmartMedia, MMC and SD
cards using suitable adapter available separately,


Perfect for use with Wireless LAN cards like WiFi / 802.11b or any of
the newly emerging 802.11a or 802.11g standards. It also suits
Bluetooth cards or other functions where the ability to occasionally
remove the card is important, but where during normal use the rear
facing aspect of the slot suits its operation.

Clarification of Answer by googleexpert-ga on 28 Jun 2004 08:09 PDT
Hi dbdzn,
I apologize for not reading the description of the CMS product thoroughly.

Unfortunately, I have not found a suitable USB to PC Card adapter yet.
I am also looking for a PCI to PC Card Adapter that is compatible with
OS X (Preferrably for your G4).
So far, I have only come across adapters for Windows/Linux.

I'll keep you posted if I find anything else.

dbdzn-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Thanks for trying... such a device may not be available for a Mac running OS X.

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