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    Mini-PCI Ethernet + Bluetooth Combo card

    I recently purchased a VIA Nano-ITX with a mini-pci slot on it. Iv been searching for a long time to find a bluetooth and Ethernet combo card but I could only find one that only worked on MSI notebooks. I tripped over this today while searching: http://www.pugetsystems.com/store/it...7&com=d41d8cd9
    The website is less than informative and I was wondering if anyone else knew about this or might be able to give me some info on it.

    P.S. I have searched Gigabyte's website and Google
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    More disapointment... after more research for info on that card Iv found out that its probably an MSI card making it useless. I think im just about to give up on it.

    Anyone know where I can get just a bluetooth Mini-PCI card?
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    I also looked at the MSI card, but after extensive searching i found somewhere that the Mini PCI slot is wired differently then a normal MiniPCI slot. 2 wires from the MSI slot go directly to an internal USB header. So the Bluetooth part of that card is still connected to USB. I wanted to have as less parts on the USB bus as possible.

    I had a lot of USB troubles. I also bought a Firewire DVD writer Slimline that i still love the most. Even doesn`t need external power. Now i have an old MSI Plugin device for BT, a USB GPS, TouchScreen plugged in the USB. And an extra USB cable for my Joypad to the glovebox.

    All works fine now.
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    Dose anyone have a place I might be able to find a just a bluetooth Mini PCI card? A combo card would be better but they don't seem to exist so I'm left with nothing.

    The reason I'm doing this is because I have limited space and I would prefer it if I did not have to add any wires to my Nano-ITX. Any help would be grate, Thanks.
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    The only card i came across was that MSI one. I use a MSI Expansion card from some old motherboard. It came without a case (it`s some sort of plugin card for the mobo). But i soldered a USB cable to it and placed it in an external box. I also bought a 2 dollar Ebay BT Stick but that was crap. Spend a little more for a decent one.

    I use the Microsoft BT Stack BTW cause i only use it for Dail Up Networking (i have a normal parrot carkit in my car).
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    So i gave up on finding something like this, I guess it just doesn't exist in a generic sense... anyways if you interested Iv gone a slightly different way in this thread: AOpen in a Nano?
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