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Intel 9560NGW wlan card - what else do I need?

Discussion in 'Wireless Buying Advice' started by iSeeker, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. iSeeker

    iSeeker New Around Here

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    What else do I need to get my wlan card up and running?

    So, I bought an HP Elitedesk 800 G4 used off ebay for the purpose of running a Blue Iris machine for my IP Cameras. Looked up the specs and it accets the 9560 wlan card. Great! I buy it used on ebay. When I crack the desktop to install, I found out I don't have any antenna cord or antenna. Do I also need a pci-e x 1 card to stick the antenna in to?

    I believe I need a MHF4 to RP-SMA cable plus antennas. I've found this on ebay, which looks like a 2.4ghz antenna. This card supports some great speeds (and my synology rt2600ac router supports 160mhz channels I've confirmed) but what they hell do I need, besides the wlan card to get this working.

    Any help appreciated. I'm lost.
     
  2. iSeeker

    iSeeker New Around Here

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    Well, just found out that I can't add a wifi card to this machine. Support (after confirming my serial number) said something like "if it wasn't stamped on to the mother board, it won't work". So, I can't use the intel 9560 wlan card I bought. I guess that is why this doesn't have any type of antenna built in that some may have. FYI. Wanted for configuring/troubleshooting in more comfortable area. Will be hardwired, obviously, for blue Iris machine but disappointing that I can't add a good wifi card even though it has a slot on the motherboard. Probably could add a usb wifi dongle, but...not the same quality. I've never heard of this before...just wasn't even on my radar.
     
  3. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Many computers, apparently including yours, use a whitelist/blacklist to control the internal cards that can be used. This is a common problem encountered when trying to change internal Wi-Fi cards.

    You should be able to add any USB Wi-Fi adapter without a problem.
     
  4. iSeeker

    iSeeker New Around Here

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    To be clear, HP support was saying NO wlan card (not just a list) either placed on the MB or pci slot. I’d never heard of that when the mb has the slots.
     
  5. iSeeker

    iSeeker New Around Here

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    Called another tech and he explained further that the “feature byte” may not have been enabled on the motherboard for WiFi. Is that something I can fix myself?