Solved

need a usb port but no pci slot?

Posted on 2000-04-02
1
333 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
i'm using a handspring visor which needs a usb port. unfortunately, i do not have a usb card. in addition, i have not open pci slots to install a usb card. what can i do?
0
Comment
Question by:jkm16
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
pjknibbs earned 75 total points
ID: 2677553
Two possibilities: check your motherboard manual to see if it supports USB. Some motherboards include the USB controller, but the actual USB connectors are on a separate card which has to be bought separately. Otherwise, you'll have to hunt for a serial port USB adapter--I think such things exist, but it's not an ideal solution because the serial port doesn't have the full USB bandwidth.
0

Featured Post

Building an interactive eFuture classroom

Watch and learn how ATEN provided a total control system solution including seamless switching matrix switch, HDBaseT extenders, PDU, lighting control to build an interactive eFuture classroom.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Does your iMac really need a hardware upgrade? Will upgrading RAM speed-up your computer? If yes, then how can you proceed? Upgrading RAM in your iMac is not as simple as it may seem. This article will help you in getting and installing right RA…
What do we know about Legacy Video Conferencing? - Full IT support needed! - Complicated systems at outrageous prices! - Intense training required! Highfive believes we need to embrace a new alternative.
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…
Suggested Courses

622 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question