I've bought an acltron mc410. It's a FET condenser mic that requires phantom power. I hooked it up to phantom power with XLR to XLR and connected the power to the laptop with XLR to 3.5mm audio jack. It's not being detected on any of the laptops I've tried it on. The phantom power seems to be working fine.
Could it be because it requires an external audio interface or sound card? I was under the assumption that when not provided with one, mics will use the internal sound card of the laptop. Since my laptop has a microphone, I assume there's both a DAC and ADC in the internal sound card so the necessary electronics should be there. Are there any mics that absolutely require external sound cards?