I use a Generic Expresscard to PCMCIA adapter I bought off ebay for about $35 shipped with my Merlin EX720. It works flawlessly with the Sprint Mobile Broadband (Novatel Wireless) Connection manager when I use it in my laptops with PC card slots.
Looks like the prices have dropped since I bought mine back in January.
Express card adapter to PCMCIA listings
- The PCMCIA adapter to Express Card enables you to use Express Cards 34mm.
- Just insert the adapter into your standard PCMCIA slot and upgrade your notebook with the latest Express Card standard.
- Thus you can expand your notebook by additional ports, e.g. broadband wireless modems (such as CDMA, EV-DO, GPRS, etc.), flash memory, flash card adapters, security, legacy I/O (PS2, serial, parallel), optical disk drives, GPS receivers, and more.
- For Express Card 34mm with USB controller
- Data transfer rate up to 480 Mbps
- For Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista, Mac0 OS 10.4 or above and Linux
In regards to the Expresscard to USB adapters, I haven't tried any yet, but there are many generic ones that are under $10 shipped that you may want to look at.
Express card adapter to USB listings
- Compliant with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 standard.
- Compatible with all USB 2.0-MODE ExpressCards including many WLAN, WiMax, 3G (HSDPA and CDMA) and memory, e.g. Novatel Wireless Merlin ExpressCards (XU870, EX720, V740), storage media ExpressCards
- Allows USB base ExpressCard/34 or Express Card/54 module working via USB port of desktop or laptop !
- Up to USB High Speed 480Mbps (Megabits) interface access to host systems with USB 2.0
- Compact and portable design with low power consumption!
- Compatible with Mac and PC laptops.
- Easy Installation, RoHS compliance, CE Approved
- Note: NOT COMPATIBLE with any PCIe based ExpressCards - examples include SATA, FireWire, Gigabit Ethernet, etc.
- Note: ExpressCard NOT included for sale in this listing.
- Model Name: ExpressCard ™/34 and /54 to USB Adapter
- Dimension: 45.9 mm x 58.2 mm x 13.4 mm
- Transfer Rates: High Speed 480Mbps (Megabits)
- Power Requirement: : 100mA (max.)
- Operation Voltage: +5.0V (+/-5% direct from USB)
- System Environment: Operating Temperature: 0 degree ~50 degrees Operating Humidity: 20% ~ 85%RH non-condensing
- System Requirements: Windows ME/2000/XP/Server 2003/The Vista or later Mac OS 8.6 or later or Mac OS X
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