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Compatibility of AX210 and motherboard

oliviercailloux
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Dear all,

 

Following a very helpful discussion here, I though I’d post another question (as the subject differs slightly) about a remaining thing I wonder about.

 

I am considering buying this AX 210 card (the model that says AX 210 with antennas) and this time I want to make sure that it is compatible with my MB! I own an Asus PRIME B650-PLUS (specs). My main worry is that Intel mentions that the AX 210 card uses as “System Interface Type”: “Wi-Fi(PCIe), BT(USB)”. Does this mean that I am required to connect the card to some USB somewhere on the MB? I fail to see how that would be physically possible. If so, I fear that I would end up with only the WiFi part working and no BT functionality. Or is it sufficient to plug the card into the M2 port on my MB?

 

(Also, side question: is there any drawback with flexible antennas?)

Thanks!

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n_scott_pearson
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ALL Bluetooth solutions, by spec, utilize a USB interface. Wireless, on the other hand, utilizes a PCIe lane. Not to worry, the M.2 Type A/E slots provide both PCIe and USB lanes, so everything is covered.
Flexible antennas are just as good.
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n_scott_pearson
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ALL Bluetooth solutions, by spec, utilize a USB interface. Wireless, on the other hand, utilizes a PCIe lane. Not to worry, the M.2 Type A/E slots provide both PCIe and USB lanes, so everything is covered.
Flexible antennas are just as good.
...S
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Jocelyn_Intel
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Hello, @oliviercailloux.  

   

Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities. I am glad to see that fellow community members have the knowledge and they jumped in and helped.  

   

It is worth mentioning that Intel does not support wireless integrations (installing a different wireless adapter into your system/laptop). We recommend you speak to the Manufacturer of your equipment for support on wireless integrations and replacement parts to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements of your country and support. It is important to check for compatibility with the System Manufacturer, as there could be certain cards that will not work with the system.  

   

For more information, read the following article under the title "Regulatory Information Regarding Wireless Hardware Installation or Upgrade.

 

Please, keep in mind that this thread will no longer be monitored by Intel. Thank you for your understanding.  

   

Best regards,    

Jocelyn M.    

Intel Customer Support Technician.   


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