How do I know which laptop connect card will work with my...

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How do I know which laptop connect card will work with my...

How do I know which laptop connect card will work with my laptop? Option GT Ultra or Option GT Ultra Express? Thanks for your input.
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What kind of laptop? How old? What operating system? What kind of slots/ports for peripherals does it have?


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Dell laptop, Inspiron 2200, purchased April 2005. Has a slot on the left hand side, a hard plastic card goes in to this slot. Thanks for your time in responding and helping me.
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Sounds like your choices are either a USB Air Connect card (which connects through the USB port) or a card that uses the PC slot. You would not be able to use any of the ExpressCard options...they're for newer machines. Start here and then follow the links:
 
You're probably running some form of Windows XP, which should be fine. Windows XP Professional would be better, but don't bother getting it if you don't have it.
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I am not familiar with the Dells, but to verify which type of slot you have see the following link. Look at the pictures of the 3 cards listed. You can click on the image to see a larger version of it. The 2 top cards are different forms of the ExpressCard. The bottom card is a PC Cardbus card, not an ExpressCard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expresscard
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Thanks for your input, it was a great help!!
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