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I've just pulled one of these



from an ASUS laptop. Is it possible to use it as the basis for a wireless access point? What motherboard (mITX I assume) can accommodate one of these cards?
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Any motherboard can accommodate one. All you need is the mPCI to PCI adapter. http://www.hwtools.net/Adapter/MPCI2.html would work nicely for your purposes. (this is going to be a lot easier than looking for a board with native mPCI).

As for turning it into an access port, it will work, but wait for someone with more knowledge in that area for more info.
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@Ulquiorra

That link says nothing about motherboards. wink.gif

@wolfeking

Many thanks for the info. Now I know it's not some odd edge connector, my options are far more numerous. smile.gif Second question: what is the name of the circular connectors at the top where the aerials attach? Is that a connector with a standard specification?

EDIT:

Looking at the link, it seems that the adapter comes with that aerial as part of the package.
Edited by parityboy - 5/31/13 at 6:53am
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I am pretty sure that the aerial connector is industry standard. At least it has been since at least since '06 or so, presumably longer.

And yes, it is not a one off connector. with laptops you generally see standardization with HDD/ODD ports (be it 44 pin or SATA), RAM, LAN cards (when not integrated), and CPU (when not integrated). Everything else is up to the company (which gets annoying when trying to change a keyboard, or wanting better speakers, or any various other upgrades you might want.
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