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I currently have a MSI MPOWER Motherboard with built in wifi. However, the connector to the built in wifi is puzzling me - i have no idea what it is.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130660

Second picture, with all the USB's showing. it's on the third "Stack" from the left, on the very top.

Here's some pictures of the connector and the wire. (the wire fits into the connector, you get what i mean.)

http://imageshack.us/a/img706/6933/img0800lo.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img801/541/img0798qr.jpg
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/20/img0797wy.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/a/img843/3921/img0796bu.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img152/8928/img0795gd.jpg
post #2 of 8
Its an antenna for your Wifi/Bluetooth.
post #3 of 8
What exactly are you confused about? It's the antenna connector. These are used quite often for bluetooth and wifi.
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Originally Posted by aesthetics1 View Post

What exactly are you confused about? It's the antenna connector. These are used quite often for bluetooth and wifi.

I kind of wondered that myself, but they have only begun really showing up on boards recently so maybe he has never seen one. The MPower module does look a little weird anyways (I thought so when I got mine a while back), although the antenna gives it away.
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Originally Posted by Scorpion49 View Post

Its an antenna for your Wifi/Bluetooth.

Yep, it's a wifi antenna.
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I see. Could someone give me a newegg link so I know when to buy one in case mine fails?

I know, i could probably find it myself, but I doubt my own judgement.
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Originally Posted by aesthetics1 View Post

What exactly are you confused about? It's the antenna connector. These are used quite often for bluetooth and wifi.


I see. I've never seen one before, Only used USB Wifi/Bluetooth connectors.
Edited by RhoSigmaTau - 1/31/13 at 1:40am
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what is the probability that your antenna would fail?
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what is the probability that your antenna would fail?

It's very durable, and connects well. It does feel chaeply made; however, has worked so far. Just wanted one as backup.
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