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Do I have a PCMCIA

I've had this computer over three years.  It has an open slot for a PCMCIA card.  I don't know if that is an open spot if someone wants to add that to the model or if it actually has one.  I don't want to buy a card to find out if it does have an operational PCMCIA slot, a Smart Media Card slot, or nothing at all.  What would I need to check?
William Richardson
William Richardson
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what type of computer are you running?
There is no open slot for PCMCIA card , if you want to this on your desktop. You need to purchase PCI to PCMCIA for Desktop PC.For more information please check the following URL

William RichardsonAuthor Commented:
It is a Compaq Presario
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Which model?
William RichardsonAuthor Commented:
There is an open slot on my desktop and that is what I need to get a wifi adapter for.  I know my laptop has a slot too and it looks like a pcmcia slot.  However it is a SmartCard slot.  I'm just wondering what I can check if possible in my control panel, etc. to see if it is operational and what exactly it is.
William RichardsonAuthor Commented:
Model ER919AA-ABA SR1820NX NA620
Is that a laptop or desktop PC ?
desktop PC (usually) have no PCMCIA card.
However if it is a laptop,then you surely must know the model.
Look up the manufacturers site and find your model specifications
and check.
To check for sure - take your laptop to PCMCIA card vendor and
try to plug it in.If the hardware gets detected then you're on the right track.
  If you have only one slot so you can check it via control panel . Go control panel then open system and go to device manager. expand devices  and  check if there is a device named "smart card readers"   if you can find it so means your slot is smart card reader. You can see screenshot .
Also pratically it is very easy to understand the slot is smart card or not; smart card slots height can be maximum 2mm . PCMCIA slots  have more height like 4 -5mm.
Here are the specifications


It does have a memory card reader and not a PCMCIA.

You can get a WiFi adapter that is either PCI (your machine should have two spare slots) or uses USB.

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