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Mini PCIe on question for desktop


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#1 ElementDO

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 09:10 PM

My new desktop didn't come with an internal wifi card. I wanted to buy one for my HP P6310f. It has a slot but I'm not sure if this card will work or not with windows 7 64 bit.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002LM386...;pf_rd_i=507846

Will that work? THANKS!

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 12:01 AM

I over looked something before posting.. follow dpunisher's advice.


(I edited this because my info was false)

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 12:05 AM

No, it won't work. Mini PCI is for laptops/notebooks.

Here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....amp;Order=PRICE

PCI or PCI express cards will work (assuming you have an open slot)

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 12:46 PM

I'm sorry I forgot to state in my post that I DO have a mini PCIe slot in my desktop. I opened the case up, read the specs, and its there. Would that other one still work? Thanks.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:47 PM

Likely it would.

EDIT: Any need for an antennae with that card?

Edited by dpunisher, 31 January 2010 - 02:48 PM.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 04:38 PM

No. Their used mostly in laptops. That's why I want it. I have the slot and plus I won't have an antenna sticking out the back of the PC.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 06:59 PM

So I installed the mini PCI-e card and I can not get it to work because it says "You do not have sufficient security privileges to install hardware on this computer. Contact your site administrator, or logout, and log in again as an administrator and try again." It says that when I try installing the drivers.

I am running windows 7 home premium 64bit. The account I'm logged in to is the only account and it is an administrator account.

Any ideas?

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 08:46 PM

alright. forget all of what I just said lol. It's installed and shows up in the device manager but doesnt do anything. Maybe its just not compatible with AMD processors??

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 07:52 PM

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 05:35 PM

If it is in device manager and there is no exclamation mark it will work just fine. Most wireless have software to control the card.
Have you installed all of the software that comes with it? Go start-run-cmd-type ipconfig/all and let me know what you get.
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 05:47 PM

Lap top wireless cards do need antennas. On lap tops the antenna is generally located in the lid.

Your card is probably working but incapable of picking up any signal due to little\no antenna surface and being completely enclosed.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 01:40 PM

mini pci cards have two little tiny nubs on one end that are mini-coax SMT connectors or U.FL-R-SMT

Most aftermarket wireless antenna sets say what cards they fit. I have never seen one that was not designed to go in a laptop with pads to mount near the lcd screen. But I have not looked. I am betting you don't want to ground them to the case though.




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