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Can I fit a PCI WLAN card to a desktop that has only PCIe 2.0 slots?

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June 4, 2011 9:26:59 AM



Hi, when I browse for internal WLAN cards for my new desktop their interface is described as "PCI 32 bit", which is weird because expension slots on new desktop mobos are all PCIexpress.

I know the PCIexpress's interface is physiclly different then PCI's, and that it carries 64 bits.

So, will that work? why are those produts out there then, like Edimax's ( http://www.edimax.com/en/support_detail.php?pd_id=344&p...
) as an example?

Do you know internal cards that with PCIexpress interface?

Thanks a lot,

pnina :pt1cable: 

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June 5, 2011 10:46:52 AM

no that is a PCI card and will not work in a PCIe slot. Here are some that will

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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June 12, 2011 10:50:27 AM



Thanks a lot! especially for the link.

...finally i got an answer :bounce: 
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June 12, 2011 10:52:04 AM

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