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03 Jan 2010   #1
Billy

 
Netbook question

This isn't about win 7 but I'd like to know what this port is on my Gateway netbook. I can't find at info about it on the gateway site on in my manual. Any help will be appreciated.






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03 Jan 2010   #2
Darryl Licht

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It appears to be a mini pci express slot.

Here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ress_cards.jpg

Most common use on laptops and netbooks is for built in wireless... does you netbook have built in wireless?
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03 Jan 2010   #3
Billy

 

Thanks for the link, yes it does have built in wireless.
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03 Jan 2010   #4
Darryl Licht

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Perhaps it's just a second PCI Express for expansion???
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03 Jan 2010   #5
Billy

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Perhaps it's just a second PCI Express for expansion???
Appears to be, seems you can only get SSD and wireless in Mini PCI Express. Thanks for the quick response.
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03 Jan 2010   #6
Darryl Licht

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbeel View Post
Appears to be, seems you can only get SSD and wireless in Mini PCI Express. Thanks for the quick response.
Is that expansion bay deep enough for an SSD? approx 1/2"?
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03 Jan 2010   #7
Billy

 

I belive so, I'll check when I get home later.
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03 Jan 2010   #8
IggyAZ

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbeel View Post
This isn't about win 7 but I'd like to know what this port is on my Gateway netbook. I can't find at info about it on the gateway site on in my manual. Any help will be appreciated.


I think it is for a wirelss modem called an Air Card.
AT&T has this service and the cards come in 3 forms.
USB
PCI
and internal version.

Radioshack and other sell them and the subcriptions
I also think Qwest here in Arizona has it.
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03 Jan 2010   #9
Billy

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
I think it is for a wirelss modem called an Air Card.
AT&T has this service and the cards come in 3 forms.
USB
PCI
and internal version.

Radioshack and other sell them and the subcriptions
I also think Qwest here in Arizona has it.
Oh cool, since I didn't get a model that is 3G enabled I can still get it without a lame USB thing sticking out of the side of my netbook?
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03 Jan 2010   #10
IggyAZ

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbeel View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
I think it is for a wirelss modem called an Air Card.
AT&T has this service and the cards come in 3 forms.
USB
PCI
and internal version.

Radioshack and other sell them and the subcriptions
I also think Qwest here in Arizona has it.
Oh cool, since I didn't get a model that is 3G enabled I can still get it without a lame USB thing sticking out of the side of my netbook?
I believe so. Here in Arizona it is a big deal and the Acer Aspire One netbook was being sold by Qwest for $99 with the 3G card but you had to sign up for the service for 2 or 3 years for a monthly fee. Whatever that was.

Iggy in the cool part of Arizona
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