I am building a small-case mini-ITX computer, planning to use an Intel D2700DC mainboard. It has a slot that will accept a/thread/20727 Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 wireless card. My problem is: The card seems to have two antenna attachment points, but most small cases only allow for one antenna. Can I use the 6230 with one antenna? Where can I find some documentation on wiring the card up properly? Thanks.
Hello Bruce Fowler,
Note that the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 is meant to be installed and use on certified laptop systems only. End-User integration is not supported by Intel.
We can recommend you getting in contact with the motherboard support group for a list of hardware validation, and see if any wireless card can be used on that specific board.
Your system must be compliant with the required FCC certifications in compliance with the International Special Committee for Radio Interference standards for radiated and conducted electromagnetic interference.
Installing an aftermarket wireless adapter in your system can cause several issues which may affect usage of the wireless adapter or laptop. Some of these issues may include the following:
- The OEM may have installed the wireless adapter with a lock to prevent installation of another adapter.
- Your adapter may not be electrically compatible with your laptop that may cause the adapter and/or your laptop to no longer function.
- Wireless hardware installation and use is subject to regulatory approval, and the adapter purchased may not support your local regulations.
For additional information, refer to:
Intel® WiFi Products - Upgrade or exchange Intel® wireless adapter hardware
Intel® WiFi Products - Why doesn't my laptop recognize my new Intel wireless adapter?