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I have these two small broadcom wpan and wlan cards that came out of my laptop. Im guessing their mini pci e. I have no clue. Will these work in a desktop?
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They will work if you have an antenna for them, otherwise, you won't actually get reception - most laptops have fairly large antennas running through the body of the laptop, you could grab one off ebay for a couple $$'s but then again, you could grab a usb or internal card for just a couple $$
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Could I make some antennas? Lol
its not like I don't have the money. Its just I want to kill some time have something to do and I would like to be able to use it within the next two days. DIY is always fun.
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The antenna wires for laptops just run up the sides of the monitor and terminate at the top.
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