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VIve Wireless Adapter PCIe WiGig card- can't see the slots for it on my motherboard

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I am trying to install the card but I don't see the slots on the motherboard to plug in the card. Am I out of luck and I just happened to by the wrong computer to do VIve wirelessly.  Seems strange as I paid $1400 for a VR ready machine whereas a cheaper PC I bought had the slots.  Or, is there a workaround? Could the slots be hiding underneath the GTX 1070 card, I could not see them but maybe I am overlooking?

 

Thanks for any clarity/guidance

 

Todd

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Paul_Tikkanen
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I guess I misunderstood the problem.

 

If there is some reason you MUST use that particular gigabit wifi adapter, you can't use it in that PC.

 

What I was recommending is if you just need a wireless speed of 1 GB or more, then the Intel 9560 wifi card will work as a direct swap for the Realtek wifi card in the PC now.

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Hi, Todd:

 

Your PC has the slot, but it is probably buried underneath the graphics card, since it takes up two PCI blanks.

 

See the picture of the motherboard below.

 

The product specs for your PC indicate that it came with a dual band wireless AC card, which means it should have two antenna cables connected to the M.2. wifi card it originally came with.

 

I would return the card you bought, and just do a direct swap of the M.2 wifi card in there now.

 

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560 802.11ac 2 × 2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.0 Combo Adaptor (non-vPro)
HP part number L22634-001

 

It has a max throughput of 1.73 GB/S

 

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/99446/intel-wireless-ac-9560.html

 

Thimphu-K motherboard top view

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Doh! I stated the wrong computer. That was one I bought last semester. The one I am working on tonight is a OMEN by HP Obelisk Desktop 875-0060..... in the slot below the GTX1070 card is a slot/outlet that has a cable plugged into it and a round battery next to it. I followed that cable across the chasis to a card that is screwed in and appears to need that plug in point. I though to experiment and unplugged it and see if the card could fit into it. 

 

Any ideas?

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Hi:

 

Nope, that motherboard does not have a PCIe x1 slot.

 

See the specs page below...

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c06153205

 

But you can swap out the RTL8822BE wifi card for the Intel one I posted above anyway.

 

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That would be a cost-effective fix but will it work for my needs? Here are two photos of the card I need to be able to use. It appears it needs slots to plug into.IMG_9778.JPGIMG_9779.JPG

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I guess I misunderstood the problem.

 

If there is some reason you MUST use that particular gigabit wifi adapter, you can't use it in that PC.

 

What I was recommending is if you just need a wireless speed of 1 GB or more, then the Intel 9560 wifi card will work as a direct swap for the Realtek wifi card in the PC now.

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I just read online that this could be a solution but I am not sure. What do you think:

 

https://www.newegg.com/p/1B4-00UT-00077

 

plus this:

RP-SMA Male to Female WiFi Antenna Adapter Cable 60cm for ASUS TP-Link Router

 

Reddit post where I got this info from:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Vive/comments/9iy0q7/m2_to_pcie_adapter_works_with_the_vive_wireless/

 

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Ouch! Well, I sure appreciate your expert advice. Thank you very much.  Take care,

 

Todd

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You're very welcome, Todd.

 

I looked at what you posted and the only question I have about it is how/where would you mount the wifi card?

 

In theory it should work if you can properly mount the PCIe x1 card,

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Can you help so I don't make the same mistake.  I am not sure what I am looking for on specs to insure the slot I need is on the mohterboard. Can take a look at the is item:

 

https://www.amazon.com/HP-Obelisk-Computer-Processor-875-0050/dp/B07J4HS3ZB/ref=sr_1_9?crid=2VSTDTNS...

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