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04-03-2021 08:08 PM
Hi I have a HP Elitedesk 800 G2 SFF. I'm looking to add a combo WLAN and Bluetooth module.
Something like this -- https://www.amazon.com/Network-PCIE-Wifi-6-Card/dp/B089FCX3C3/
I know there's a PCIex1 slot that will work for the WiFi part.
But I can't make out from the manual if there's a USB header on the motherboard for Bluetooth.
I also know I could use an external USB dongle instead. But I would rather not.
Can anyone help?
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04-04-2021 11:17 AM
Thanks for this. It is helpful. Few things to note,
1) G2 does not have an SD Card reader. Even if it did, I would want to be able to use it as is, not re-purpose it for Bluetooth.
2) G2 also does not have an M.2 slot. Not sure why the person in the post was trying to use a PCIe slot when an M.2 slot was available in his G4. M.2 is clearly a superior option.
3) This might be the relevant bit for me --
"Regardless of whether you have an internal header or not, the pin header on the card IS a USB connection.
It just means you can't use the Bluetooth unless you either a) connect the card header to an external USB port or b) add in a USB card with an internal header as well."
Connecting to external USB would be clunky. At that point might as well use a dongle. So might have to go with PCIe to internal USB header instead. Though the cost does start to add up.
Anyhow, thank you again.