|DIY PCMCIA RS232 Card|
|Posted by: AceBHound on Dec 6th, 2010 7:30 AM|
|Don't have a serial port on your laptop? How about making a serial port out of an old PCMCIA modem card?. What a great way to salvage some outdated technology and re-purpose it for something useful!
I needed a serial port for my nice new Sony laptop, which doesn't have one built in. Although USB to serial adapters are available, the chances of one working with my old dirty hardware-bashing DOS serial applications seemed pretty slim. PCMCIA serial port cards are available, but are hard to find and quite expensive due to the limited market.