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Asus decided to be cheapos and not include the WiFi card. I actually prefer it this way because I can purchase my own Intel mpcie card instead of the generic stuff they provide with the Impact and other M6 boards. The only problem you might have is finding an IPX to RP-SMA cable and antenna.

I thought it would be great. I got an Intel 7260. BT 4.0 and Wireless AC. It's not as good as my Netgear AC usb card. I disable it now. I'm not sure if somehow antennas are supposed to be used with it on the mpcie or not. They didn't include anything.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DMCVKMU/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Dude the mpcie WiFi cards are technically useless without antennas. You're going to need an IPX (or IPEX?) to RP-SMA cable.. two of them.

The IPX/IPEX/U.FL side goes to the mpcie card and the RP-SMA end goes to the I/O shield (the two holes at the very top). You'll probably also need antennas to connect to the RP-SMA end unless your router is right by your PC.







I ordered mine from DigiKey


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Edited by DonDizzurp - 1/30/14 at 7:04am
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Dude the mpcie WiFi cards are technically useless without antennas. You're going to need an IPX (or IPEX?) to RP-SMA cable.. two of them.

The IPX/IPEX/U.FL side goes to the mpcie card and the RP-SMA end goes to the I/O shield (the two holes at the very top). You'll probably also need antennas to connect to the RP-SMA end unless your router is right by your PC.

I ordered mine from DigiKey


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I see this one http://usd.dx.com/product/2dbi-sma-wireless-2-4ghz-wi-fi-antenna-ipex-to-sma-pigtail-black-901149922#.Uuq2kvldXwk

But I want the Wireless AC + 5.0GHz speed. Do the antennas dictate whether it's 2.4ghz or 5.0ghz? or is that all in the card?

You got this one? http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/MAF94118/994-1032-ND/2392211
Edited by Ambush083 - 1/30/14 at 12:38pm
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Dude the mpcie WiFi cards are technically useless without antennas. You're going to need an IPX (or IPEX?) to RP-SMA cable.. two of them.

The IPX/IPEX/U.FL side goes to the mpcie card and the RP-SMA end goes to the I/O shield (the two holes at the very top). You'll probably also need antennas to connect to the RP-SMA end unless your router is right by your PC.

I ordered mine from DigiKey


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I see this one http://usd.dx.com/product/2dbi-sma-wireless-2-4ghz-wi-fi-antenna-ipex-to-sma-pigtail-black-901149922#.Uuq2kvldXwk

But I want the Wireless AC + 5.0GHz speed. Do the antennas dictate whether it's 2.4ghz or 5.0ghz? or is that all in the card?

You got this one? http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/MAF94118/994-1032-ND/2392211

Yup that's the one I got. I was gonna order from DealExtreme (dx.com) but the shipping takes like 2 months whereas DigiKey got it to me the next day. DigiKey charges $8 shipping which is a lot but if you order over $200 worth of items (which I needed to do for work) you get it for free.

I THINK the wire matters for frequency but I'm honestly not sure. If you don't mind the wait you should get it from DX because you can get both the cable and antenna plus free shipping for cheaper than DigiKey. You could also try Amazon if you'd like.

I chose the single-band Intel 7620N over the dual-band 7620AC since my router is only in the next room plus if you want such a powerful connection nothing beats ethernet especially for gaming.
Edited by DonDizzurp - 1/30/14 at 1:46pm
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If you want an easy way to add WiFi, this Prime seller on Amazon has a bundle that includes everything you need:

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-7260-HMWG-Wireless-AC-Bluetooth-Antennas/dp/B00H9FS3Y4/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1391213415&sr=1-6&keywords=7260+intel

I just got mine yesterday and put the mPCIe slot together. I still have to tear down the whole dang thing to get it secured to the motherboard and I/O shield.
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If you want an easy way to add WiFi, this Prime seller on Amazon has a bundle that includes everything you need:

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-7260-HMWG-Wireless-AC-Bluetooth-Antennas/dp/B00H9FS3Y4/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1391213415&sr=1-6&keywords=7260+intel

I just got mine yesterday and put the mPCIe slot together. I still have to tear down the whole dang thing to get it secured to the motherboard and I/O shield.

Man, I wish I would have seen this. Thanks for posting. I ordered the card previously so now I'm just waiting on the antenna and those cables.

Yes I'm gonna have to remove my mobo too...sucks lol. Well, I'm going to delid my cpu and run the cooler on the die itself. Maybe I'll benefit from this removal in more ways than one, eh?
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If you want an easy way to add WiFi, this Prime seller on Amazon has a bundle that includes everything you need:

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-7260-HMWG-Wireless-AC-Bluetooth-Antennas/dp/B00H9FS3Y4/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1391213415&sr=1-6&keywords=7260+intel

I just got mine yesterday and put the mPCIe slot together. I still have to tear down the whole dang thing to get it secured to the motherboard and I/O shield.

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Man, I wish I would have seen this. Thanks for posting. I ordered the card previously so now I'm just waiting on the antenna and those cables.

Yes I'm gonna have to remove my mobo too...sucks lol. Well, I'm going to delid my cpu and run the cooler on the die itself. Maybe I'll benefit from this removal in more ways than one, eh?

You can screw the bracket into the I/O shield. That's what I did. No need to take out your motherboard and attach the bracket to the board. This way if you ever decide to add an NGFF m.2 SSD card all you need to do is unscrew the bracket from the I/O shield. It's definitely strong enough to hold it.
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You can screw the bracket into the I/O shield. That's what I did. No need to take out your motherboard and attach the bracket to the board. This way if you ever decide to add an NGFF m.2 SSD card all you need to do is unscrew the bracket from the I/O shield. It's definitely strong enough to hold it.

Ok, right now I have the card and housing already installed. I got the antennas and those wires...so I wonder if I can somehow attach those wires. Not sure how much room I need.
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Ok, right now I have the card and housing already installed. I got the antennas and those wires...so I wonder if I can somehow attach those wires. Not sure how much room I need.

Oh man you're gonna have a hard time. It's best to remove the Combo Card and its housing in order to connect the IPX cable to the WiFi card. You can attempt to get it done with maybe some tweezers or something but it'll need a decent amount of pressure to lock into place correctly. This is why I don't recommend screwing the Combo Card into the board but rather into the I/O shield. If you have it screwed to the board you're probably going to have to remove the board from your case and unscrew it.

By the way, make sure your card is attached perfectly straight. I've seen people leave the standoff/post in place and have the WiFi card sitting at an angle which puts pressure on the Combo Card and the WiFi card. What I mean is, the card isn't held together by the tiny screws, it should be held together by the posts that those tiny screws go into.. if that makes sense..
Edited by DonDizzurp - 1/31/14 at 6:04pm
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ai suite overclocking doesn't work as well as a normal asus board btw

its good for fan controling etc though

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ai suite overclocking doesn't work as well as a normal asus board btw

its good for fan controling etc though

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AI suite sucks for any board other than Asus TUF boards

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