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#23094 17-Jun-2008 21:24
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My PCH is connected wirelessly to the network through a convoluted arrangement whereby it has a RJ45 crossover connection to my HTPC and the HTPC has a 802.11a connection to my network (run Swisscentre and MyiHome on the HTPC). Works pretty well. I also have had success with a Netgear 802.11g wireless bridge which I have since replaced with a 3Com 802.11a/b/g bridge so the Netgear is surplus to requirements.

I have read the new PCH's will support 802.11n but only a specific adapter chipset so that is still quite restrictive. Not being a PC of course it can't support any old wireless adapter since there is no easy way for drivers to be loaded.

Just wondering what others are doing




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Has anyone actually tried putting in a miniPCI header into the section built for it and then slotting a Wireless card into that? I have put connectors onto vacant slots (usually ISA, AGP and and PCI) slots and had relative success, usually all the supporting stuff is there and they just leave "something" out.

Of course someone would need to inspect the firmware and either activate the secret code inside it or actually put the code in.



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  #140057 23-Jun-2008 22:10
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I thought that the firmware supports a USB wireless device but only certain chipsets (those based on the Atheros? chipset0 and then 802.11n. I don't see how plugging in a miniPCI card would work if the firmware doesn't support it.

I find a wireless bridge works pretty well.




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