laptop networking

I am trying to run QNX on a Dell Inspiron 3200. Everything works fine as
long as I dont have a pcmcia network card pluged in, in which case it hangs.
One of the suggestions I read on the web regarding this issue was to try
pluging in the card after boot up. When I do so alls well. But when I try
to start up the card (i.e. devp-pccard) The machine freezes.
The network card I am trying is a Linksys Ethernet card (Chipset EC2T).

Is there any thing I can do to get the network going. Alternatively, I
have an USB network adapter. Is there a way to get the USB device to work ?