jtw 20:49 11 Jul 03

may sound silly but how do I know if my pc has firewire connectivity?

  jazzypop 21:14 11 Jul 03

Look in Device Manager for a IEEE 1394 connection - usually under Network Adaptors if you are using XP.

Alternatively, look at the back for a connector, shaped like a squashed capital D

  Quiller. 21:20 11 Jul 03

Mine has a listing for IEEE 1394 Bus Host Controllers, in device manager.

  Quiller. 21:23 11 Jul 03

but it is a PCI firewire card (£20) and it is brilliant. lol

  jtw 21:34 11 Jul 03

cannot find ref to firewire on pc. Do you just plug PCI card in and it works?

  Quiller. 21:41 11 Jul 03

Yes, it was as simple as that. I am using X\P pro. Windows found the card, when it got to desktop, searched for 15 seconds and said firewire card found. Your new hardware is ready for use.

With the card. The box also included a 6pin to 4pin IEEE cable and pinnacle studio 8.


  Quiller. 21:43 11 Jul 03

Have you looked for the socket on the back as jazzypop suggested. If it is there, firewire may be disabled in the bios??????????

  jtw 21:44 11 Jul 03


What sort was it?

  jtw 21:45 11 Jul 03

No socket

  jazzypop 21:47 11 Jul 03

Go to and search for quicklinx 179GWS - £9.99

  jtw 21:51 11 Jul 03

Just a sec. have rooted about and found little black socket labelled "video". Could this be it?

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