[plug] mini PCIe E-slot to USB3

William Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Sat May 30 12:11:56 AWST 2020

Hi Kevin, I am looking specifically to use something that will take a
Mini-PCIe slot-E WLAN card into something like an Odroid C4 (I have the
software sorted using a raspberry pi and usb WLAN adapters).  Some of
the Mini-PCIe slot-E WLAN cards I have do beamforming with multiple
antennas - few usb wifi adapters do two antennas, and none more that I
can find (to use with beamforming) so I would prefer to use them if I can.

The Moxa doesnt look suitable as there is a note its PCIe socket is for
a wwan module - they are incompatible with wlan as far as I can find out.

My fallback will be an Omnia Turris which at $350 (delivered, might be
$us too) is expensive and lacks ram and storage compared to other options.


On 30/5/20 10:52 am, Kevin Shackleton wrote:
> I note that in the industrial world there are loads of RS-232 or
> RS-485 to Ethernet serial servers (e.g. from Moxa or Lantronix) but
> practically no otherwise identical device for USB, unless you step up
> to e.g. a Moxa UC-8100 "pocket computer", where you can use Linux OS
> utilities to do the job on a USB port.
> I have these devices if you would like to look.  Either hands on or I
> have them exposed via port forwarding.
> Cheers,
> Kevin.
> On Sat, 30 May 2020 at 09:54, William Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au
> <mailto:billk at iinet.net.au>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>         I have a current project where I want to use mini PCIe E-slot
>     (atheros) wifi cards in a custom WiFi access point.  Ideally some kind
>     of converter/adapter to usb3.  Googling doesn't show anything that
>     works
>     - there are loads of simple PCIe WWAN but they are not compatible for
>     WLAN - there are apparently usb and/or data protocols involved
>     with WLAN
>     cards not using the usb ones.
>     Does anyone have a suggestion of something that would work?
>     BillK
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