Installing a PCMCIA Card in a Vintage IBM ThinkPad?

oldjunk

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I'm attempting to install PCMCIA software on this 1997 380ed, Type 2635 IBM ThinkPad. It runs its original Windows 95 OS, which I want to retain for nostalgic reasons. I found this vintage machine in the trash several weeks ago.

I've purchased a brand new DYNEX Notebook Card for WiFi connection. This card comes with a software CD. The ThinkPad doesn't have USB, so installing a USB WiFi receiver isn't possible. The machine warns that previously installed devices are interfering with installation of the DYNEX Notebook Card. (I'm only assuming that's what the warning refers to.)

Under "PCNCIA socket", does the "Cirrus Logic PCIC compatible PCI to PCMCIA bridge" or the "PCIC compatible PCMCIA controller" need to be removed from the System Properties list?

I was hesitant about removing anything from the list before getting some knowledgeable advice. All other pertinent advice is welcome.

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Those were the days....

Did you stop the installation, or did the installation stop itself? I don't believe you need to remove anything from Device Manager.
 

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Those were the days....

Did you stop the installation, or did the installation stop itself? I don't believe you need to remove anything from Device Manager.
No, I've been having to work on another computer problem with another machine. Took a few days to get it straight. I'll get back to the ThinkPad soon. I needed a driver for a Cisco WiFi card I'll try using to launch it online. I'll get back to it in a few days. Thanks for asking.
 

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