[Cerowrt-devel] turris omnia cracks 300k in funding

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 08:06:33 EST 2015

On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 1:20 PM, Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike at swm.pp.se> wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Nov 2015, John Yates wrote:
>> Ha!  I have purchased mini WiFi cards in the past and stuck them in
>> laptops but those have always been the card sanctioned by the laptop's
>> manufacturer.  I guess it had not occurred to me that WiFi cards must
>> conform to some standardized interface and hence be at least moderately
>> interchangeable.
> Most of the cards is actually mini pci-express, so it's definitely a
> standard. On for instance Lenovo laptops, then what PCI-E cards can be put
> into them is checked by the BIOS, and there are people that modify their
> BIOS to remove this bootup check to be able to put non-sanctioned cards into
> the laptop.
> Vendors tend to blame for instance FCC for the "sanctioned card"-lock,
> but...

Yes, that is an annoying "feature"

However, I note that the heavier duty 802.11ac pcie cards are
generally drawing a bit more power than what the pcie spec allows for,
so either you need to have an auxiliary connector for power, or have a
beefier bus.

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