[mythtv-users] Myth experiences with Zotac ION + ATOM mobo
matt.beadon at gmail.com
Fri May 29 23:07:05 UTC 2009
On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Friday 29 May 2009 13:19:01 Paul Woodward wrote:
> > >> Such a shame you can't have fanless with wifi - unless anyone has any
> > >> bright ideas?
> > >
> > > Err, buy the fanless single core model and add a separate wifi card ?
> > > USB dongle ? Or (at the cost of another box and PSU), an external
> > > ethernet-wifi adapter (needs no drivers on the machine other than the
> > > onboard ethernet) ?
> > I'd be looking to keep a minimal footprint, not sure if that can be
> > done with USB? Any idea if you can get a mini PCI wifi card that works
> > well on linux?
> Dang. I have several I got cheap, but going back to the vendor's site all I
> can find now are PCIe (Mini PCI Express) cards. I didn't even know they
> beww at beww.org
Watch out: check the specs carefully. Mini PCI cards have been largely
obsolete for a while. The confusingly named successors are called either
"mini PCIe" or "mini PCI Express". The Zotac ION is mini PCI Express:
Here's an example showing the different connectors for:
Mini PCI Express (aka mini PCIe):
Mini PCI (not express):
The latter are actually really hard to find while the former are plentiful
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