(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: us 6,889,058 B2
Tordera (45) Date of Patent: May 3,2005
A communication interlace device includes a wireless Internet packet (IP) transceiver and a PCMCIA card electrically connected to the transceiver. Also, a universal serial bus (USB) connector is plugged into a hub that holds the PCMCIA card, with a cord extending from the USB connector and terminating in another USB connector. Accordingly, the device can be engaged with the PCMCIA bay ol a user terminal or, il a user terminal has no PCMCIA bay, with a USB receptacle ol the user terminal, to establish wireless communication. To simplily set-up, a CD containing all operating system versions ol PCMCIA and USB drivers is engaged with the user terminal. The terminal's operating system is then automatically determined, and only the drivers associated with that operating system are loaded onto the terminal.
12 Claims, 3 Drawing Sheets