WiFi + Bluetooth PCI card for Desktop PCs
You have assembled the brand new desktop PC and want to take it for a spin. And the moment you boot it up for the first time there is a problem. Most Desktop PCs skip the WiFi and Bluetooth options. It is assumed that they will be connected only with the wired option. There are lots of options available in the market. But in this article we shall specifically look at the PCI slot. Also a single device should have both WiFi + Bluetooth.
The Standard and Powerful WiFi + Bluetooth
Gigabyte provides a PCI slot card for standard chassis and reduced chassis desktop PC. These cards are a bit expensive, but provide the ultimate bang for bucks.
Gigabyte Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi Expansion Card Components GC-WB867D-I
It has the following main features.
- Supports all bands for WiFi
- Has external antenna
The other model with reduced chassis is as shown below
The Intel option
Intel has a very interesting option in small size. This one will hide inside the chassis and still do a wonderful job. A lack of external antenna means range is short. Price is very attractive.
Now remember, this is a laptop spare. So it may require some tinkering to fit onto the desktop PC.
Fenvi Desktop PC adapter
This brand is also a viable option with a good balance between price and performance. It has dual antenna for better reception and transmission. It also has the USB beader wire provided.
Most of the above option should suffice the basic requirement of WiFi + Bluetooth. Please cross check with exact hardware to avoid compatibility issues.
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