A PC card slot is a small slot built into a computer that allows it to use PC expansion cards, such as wireless network adapters. However, not all computers have this slot built in. Although you can purchase internal card slots that require you to take apart the computer, it is possible to hook up an external card slot. This allows you to save time (and possibly a headache) by not ripping apart the entire system.
Insert the USB data cable into the back of the external PC card slot. Plug the opposite end of the cable into one of the USB ports on your computer.
Insert the driver installation CD into the computer. A driver installation wizard will appear on the screen.
Read through and accept the license agreement given to you. If you don't, you can't install the drivers.
Click "Next" for both the installation name and location. This keeps the settings as default. Changing these settings can result in your computer's inability to detect the PC card slot.
Choose "Install" and the driver installs. Once complete, you can begin using the installed PC card slot on the system.
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