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Old September 9, 2009, 07:08 AM
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Default WiFi PCI Card with No Antena ?

Im getting a Asus P6T Board, but i would like to have built in bluetooth + wifi but i really do not want to have an antena is there anyway arround it ?
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Old September 9, 2009, 01:34 PM
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Short answer:
No.

Long answer:
Yes, if you hide the antenna well and build it yourself.(but that is not really valid because you did not want one and this would be one)
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Old September 9, 2009, 05:21 PM
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You could rig up some internal USB ports and use a USB WiFi adapter. That's all I can think of though.

All you need is one of those USB brackets that most motherboards come with. Just unscrew the USB ports from it and stick it somewhere hidden in your case. Though I imagine your signal strength will suffer due to various EMI inside the case.
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Old September 10, 2009, 04:52 AM
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Thanks JD ill do that, i was just thinking how laptops can do it.
But that usb thing will be more easy.

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2 in 1 Wireless MINI PCI-E Card WiFi Bluetooth 2.0 VOIP on eBay (end time 26-Sep-09 16:46:55 BST)

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That is what laptops use. It will not fit into a desktop.

Unless you can source out some kind of adapter card from desktop PCI-Express to mini-PCI-express. I know way back they sold PCMCIA to PCI adapters, so you could use an external laptop WiFi card. However a portion would still stick out the back of the PC.
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That is what laptops use. It will not fit into a desktop.

Unless you can source out some kind of adapter card from desktop PCI-Express to mini-PCI-express. I know way back they sold PCMCIA to PCI adapters, so you could use an external laptop WiFi card. However a portion would still stick out the back of the PC.

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ive ran them with no antenna, you just better be close to the AP
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Shall i buy a 54mbps or a 108mbps ?
My internet download speed is only 10mb is a 108 really worth it
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Shall i buy a 54mbps or a 108mbps ?
My internet download speed is only 10mb is a 108 really worth it
Really depends on if your router supports 108mbps. If it does, I'd say get it since there's no harm in having the extra bandwidth.

And it doesn't run any where near 108mbps, assuming you don't have line of sight and you use encryption. You'll probably top out a 5MB/s or less I'd imagine. And if you have 10Mbps internet, that's 1.25MB/s, so it would still suffice for internet usage but if you do any LAN file transfers or gaming, you'll be rather disappointed IMO.
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