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Does Elitedesk 800 G2 SFF have a USB header on motherboard for PCIe Bluetooth card?

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HP Elitedesk 800 G2 SFF
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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?

 

Thanks.

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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.

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