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MKreč
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NUC7CJYSAL How to reach and mechanically install USB 2.0 as the specification says: # of USB Ports: 6 USB Configuration: 2x front and 2x rear USB 3.0; 2x USB 2.0 via internal headers? Similar question about Integrated Wireless: Intel® Wireless-AC.

I'm using an Aten USB to RS232 adapter to control a device. It behaves erroneously on a NUC but behaves correctly on similar (3.0) connection on on a Compute Stick. The adapter is designed for USB 2.0.

"Backward compatibility" seems doesn't work on NUC?

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AlHill
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AlHill
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MKreč
Beginner
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Hello Al, thank you very much for your e-mail and very attractive products which solve the problem. I've noticed also other products, especially the one which makes available COM DB9 connection. For my products are dedicated systems using most common RS232C connections, the appropriate lid might eliminate the need of USB 2.0 port. Is COM port already available on the main board of NUC? What about the shipping costs? Included in the price? May be it is written on your site and I've overlooked it. Marko >
AlHill
Super User
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You are talking about this one, correct?

https://www.gorite.com/intel-nuc-7th-gen-rs232-lid

 

It looks to me like the lid has a chipset that connects to the internal usb port of the nuc.

 

The purchase and shipping would be done via gorite.com.

 

Now, the disclaimer - I do not know that this will solve your problem. However, it does look very promising.

If you do try and test this lid, please report back the results. It could help others that need similar solutions.

 

Doc

 

AlHill
Super User
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Also, many of these lids are available on amazon and ebay.

 

Doc

 

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Al has covered the USB to COM issue well enough. What is your actual question with respect to Wireless?

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MKreč
Beginner
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Hello Mr. N. Scott Pearson, thank you for your kind reply and the question about WiFi on NUC! Thanks to Al and his answer I've already ordered two covers with two USB 2.0 ports from eBay. As far as I know and checked the possibilities abot WiFi on NUC, I understand the specifications that there is necessary electronics on board but it is not complete and functional (no antenas are mentioned, if these are the only things missing). At the moment the wireless functionality is not urgent but might be necessary in my future projects. I find it appropriate to know most of the functionalities about the hardware I buy and how to use them if necessary. It can also well be that I don't understand the specification properly. Marko >
LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hello Marko,

  1. Your WiFi and Bluetooth should be fully functional. This WiFi module is Dual Band module (support 2.4GHz and 5Ghz band). So, it's supporting Dual Mode Bluetooth 5.0. The internal antennas (two of them), are already installed in your NUC. You can see only the antennas cables (black and white) connected to the WiFi module. You need to open the bottom cover to see it.
  2. In order to use the WiFi module, you need to install the necessary drivers (could be that there are already installed from Windows update). The easiest way to install all drivers, is using Intel Driver & Support Assistant (IDSA): https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/28425/Intel-Driver-Support-Assistant?product=128824. Download and install IDSA and perform system scan.

 

Leon

 

MKreč
Beginner
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Hello Leon (this is also z name of my grandson), thank you for your answer and comprehensive explanation of the WiFi system in NUC computers. I'm no expert in computer hardware to know well when some parts are installed by default and when special drivers need to be installed separately. At the moment the new units are already at the end-users so I can't see whether there is any "yellow triangle" displayed by "Device Manager". I'll have to wait for another opportunity to put my hands on the gear! Marko >
LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hello Marko,

Just to show how do those antennas looks, I prepared photo taken on NUC7i7DNHE (in your NUC it should be similiar). The antennas may be seen after removing the black upper plastic cover. See the attached image.

 

Leon

antennas.jpg

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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The WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities of this NUC are​ complete. All NUC chassis come with antennas built in.

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MKreč
Beginner
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Leon, thank you very much for the attached and very instructive image! I could hardly belive that these two pieces are real antenas for their shapes don't resemble to what is usually seen outside.

I'm also grateful to the community which teaches me so many useful facts!

Thanks to all!

Marko

MKreč
Beginner
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I must have overlooked in the OS (w10 Home) that WiFi is operational unless Leon is right that a proper driver must be installed (What I haven't done for sure (yet)!). So it looks that all my problems are solved and if everything goes well the efforts are minimal.

Thanks to all contributors!

Marko

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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If you aren't using the Intel Driver and Support Assistant (IDSA) to keep your driver up to date, you can download the latest driver packages here:

 

Bluetooth: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/28956/Intel-Wireless-Bluetooth-Driver-for-Windows-10-64-bi...

Wireless: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/28955/Intel-Wireless-Technology-Based-Driver-for-Intel-NUC...

 

It is recommended to install/update Bluetooth before Wireless.

 

Hope this helps,

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MKreč
Beginner
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Thank you very much for the detailed instructions about wireless drivers. Though I like personal contact I believe that such information should be clearly provided by the manufacturer already in a short document included with the shipped product. Thanks again and all the best! Marko V V sob., 9. nov. 2019 ob 23:01 je oseba Intel Forums < supportreplies@intel.com> napisala:
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