PCMCIA Fax/Modems of Interest to HP Palmtop Users
Below is a list of PCMCIA Type II Data/Fax modems that should work with
the HP 100LX (modem only, see note on fax below). We indicate below whether
HP or the Manufacturer tested the product on the 100LX, or whether the
product is "Untested." Although we generally only list new products in
this section, we have included previously listed fax/modem cards for the
sake of completeness.
Only one card, the New Media PalmModem, works with the HP 95LX. In addition,
because of the large size of fax software and the limited memory on the
100LX, the fax portion of some of these fax/modem cards cannot be used
on the 100LX. The entries below indicate whether the card has been tested
(and works) in the Palmtop, and who tested it (either HP or the manufacturer).
The HP Palmtop Paper has not tested any of these products and is making
no recommendations as to their suitability in the Palmtops. Here are a
few points that may apply to any of these data/fax cards:
1. Cards can drain Batteries.
PCMCIA card data/fax modems draw their power from the computer in which
they are inserted. This will drain your 100LX's batteries. It's best to
connect the 100LX to the AC adapter when using a fax/ modem card and to
remove the card when not using it.
2. Fax capabilities may not work.
Fax software may be too big to fit on the 100LX's internal C drive.
Since the fax/modem card occupies the memory card slot, putting the software
on a memory card is no solution. You may not be able to use the fax capabilities
of some of these cards in the 100LX.
3. Installing Fax/Modem cards:
Follow the instructions in the HP 100LX User's Guide (pages 37-3 to
37-4). If the fax/modem card does not work, contact the manufacturer of
the card. They will be able to help you better than HP Tech Support. Remember,
the Fax portion of these cards may not work.