The work needed to get to it may range from a simple removal of a bottom access panel to complete disassembly, but once you have access to the card, you just need to unscrew it from the motherboard and disconnect the antenna cables. The does not work in either Windows or Ubuntu. Our stores Discover our stores. Enter a product name. Last items in stock!

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Can I use my laptop’s wireless adapter in a desktop computer? – Super User

But you are probably right about the price. No customer comments for the moment. Can you please be more specific? For anybody who is thinking about going this route or to just replace a wifi card in the laptop it is important to buy the version that was made for the laptop OEM, or in the case of a desktop, to buy one that wreless not made for one.

What type of connector would a wireless adapter have? I bought a new desktop computer and my old one will be used in the living room.

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Can I use my laptop’s wireless adapter in a desktop computer? One of them was a pull from a HP laptop and the other was from an older Toshiba. Post as a guest Name. Our stores Discover our stores.

This was the information I needed! Assuming that the wireless card inside the laptop is a mini-PCIe card which most areit’s pretty easy to fit it into a desktop.

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Enter a product name. These mini pcie adapters that are pulled from laptops are not all the same. Just want to add to Indrek’s answer above. On the off-chance that it’s an older laptop, converters from mini-PCI to PCI sans the Express part also exist, just modify that eBay search query accordingly.

It is not very practical to lay a network cable through the living room to the desktop, so I was starting to think about how to make it wireless.

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Mixxiphoid 3 14 Only registered users can post a new comment. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. Is it even possible to get the adapter out of the laptop? Do I have to open a question for this? This may depend very specifically on the laptop model itself.