B3 internal wifi interface slot

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leovermeulen
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B3 internal wifi interface slot

Post by leovermeulen » 12 Jun 2017, 05:14

Does anybody know what hardware fits the internal wifi slot of the B3? For some strange reason both ethernet ports on my B3 suddenly failed last week and adding a wifi card seems the only way to still communicate with it (both USB ports are used for other purposes so a WiFi dongle is not an option)

Thanks,

Leo

Gordon
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Re: B3 internal wifi interface slot

Post by Gordon » 15 Jun 2017, 05:27

Half-size Mini PCI Express

The stock card in a B3 is from Qualcomm and reports as 'Atheros AR928X'. Don't have an open unit at the moment, but I think this maps to a AR5B95 card.

Of course there will be other brands (Realtek, Intel) and types that will also fit, but then there could be driver problems (depending on what installation you are running) or you may find that it does not allow Access Point mode.

leovermeulen
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Re: B3 internal wifi interface slot

Post by leovermeulen » 15 Jun 2017, 06:02

Thanks! I found an AR5B95 on Ebay for £5.95. Let's see what happens ...

Leo

Gordon
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Re: B3 internal wifi interface slot

Post by Gordon » 15 Jun 2017, 15:18

Don't forget you need antennas as well

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