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Planning power switch and wifi

Discussion in 'Modding' started by defined, 1 Jul 2013.

  1. defined

    defined Botch-Job

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    I got a scratch build case in the planning but have a few questions

    would this be the correct type of switch for the power button?

    and i have a mini itx board with a mini pcie wifi card in it thats come from a laptop, ive installed it and windows picks it up fine but have trouble getting signal so im guessing that i have to have a aeriel attached to it, now would i be able to use any sort of antenna from any laptop or does it have to be model specific? im currently looking at this, and then i could just snake it around inside my case?
     
  2. blackerthanblack

    blackerthanblack Minimodder

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    I can't see the links as I'm at work so can't look at the bay, but:
    You will need a momentary switch, not a latching.
    You will need what is probably called a laptop aeriel which will have small push fit connectors rather tha the screw on type for the standard SMA aerials.

    If nobody has answered better by the time I get home then I'll look at the links then.
     
  3. defined

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    thanks buddy, i think im on the right track them, with the laptop aerials i notice that they have the little push connector on one end and what looks like some sort of small board on the other and that they tend to vary a lot from laptop to laptop, would a wire from any laptop work for what i need it for?
     
  4. defined

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    Well i have just ordered the following so hopefully they will both work out fine

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    all i need now is a pico psu and i can make a start on the build
     
  5. RebootTech

    RebootTech Budget? What Budget?

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    I think you should be fine (assuming those are the ones from the links). I'd say you're on the right track!
     

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