I had my ALX for almost a year. I never got my internal WLAN card to work. It doesn't get a good signal. I have just been using a usb modem instead. Is it suppose to come with an external antenna? I think it is the model below but I'm not sure, I took a picture of it. Anybody else have any experience with this?
2.4/5 GHz Wireless 1505 PCI Express Internal WLAN Half-Height Mini-Card for Select Dell Dimension9200C / Inspiron/ OptiPlex/ XPS/ Studio Desktops / Precision WorkStations
I found this in the parts listing for your PC model -RU297 Antenna Cable Kit (For DW1505 - TK208/GW073)
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Thanks for the information Chris! I'll buy that antenna and try it out.
Look inside your Aurora and find it.
Look on your invoice and find the line item for it.
I didn't buy it, but I think there was a WiFi option. According to the Service Manual, it connects to the MIO-Board (similar to the BlueTooth board).
I think they made these available so that an Aurora could have built-in wireless, without using up a PCIe slot . Since it's miniATX, there aren't very many.
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Mine came w/ the card that goes into a slot. The picture in my first post is my actual card.I just bought Dell Wireless RU297 External Antenna from ebay.. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320691111730#ht_1174wt_905 . Couldn't find it on the dell site.
I think when connected it will look like this ... http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=19&sku=430-3270&baynote_bnrank=2&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch
Hoping it will work after I connect the external antenna.
I think they just never sent me an antenna to go with it. Mine was a refurb.
Thanks for the reply.
Yes, that should work. Isn't eBay great?
Basically, you have been running it without an antenna.
That PCIe card appears to be an adapter ... that takes a laptop internal WiFi card and adapts it to a desktop PCIe slot and a place to connect external antenna. Those 2 grey wires likely go straight to the antenna port (on a laptop, the long antenna wires usually connect there, on those 2 terminals).