Got a hole that needs filling

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  1. 2002_Viper_GTS_ACR

    2002_Viper_GTS_ACR Notebook Evangelist

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    6028643C-554F-495C-8101-16262C356B36.jpeg Click bait for sure BUT a serious question: I have had my Alienware M18x R2 for 8 years or so. Honestly no laptop has ever lasted this long in my life or really ANY technology for that matter .... So I finally changed out that pesky Killer N wifi cars which has been total crap for the entirety of ownership of my laptop, finally broke down and bought the intel 6300n BUT when I went in to replace it today... I saw a sad hole that needs something..... I have no idea what.

    Can someone tell me what goes in here?
     
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    That's for the wireless display card. There is also an antenna that connects to the card and goes into the display assembly. I ordered the card and antenna but then realised it was for the M17x R3/M18x R1 and not for the R2. I haven't actually tried it in the R2 but I'm assuming it won't work. I believe you also need an Intel wifi card and not the Killer card so it's good you just swapped yours. Then you also need a receiver to plug into the TV.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/m18x-r2-wihd-card-from-r1-not-working.688302/
     
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    I actually kind of remembered that, but I wasn’t exactly sure on the specifics. I knew it was something that had to do with the Video and transmitting it somehow to another screen, but that was about it and wasn’t even sure if it was a worthwhile purchase and if the technology even made sense to use 8 years later. I’ll click that link and see what I learn but thank you so much!!
     
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    There is an M18x R2 card and antenna and I think the Dell Part#'s should be in that thread. Yeah it's dead technology now so it's only worth installing if you want to fill a hole. That is the only reason why I tried to get it working. I still may give the one I have a try one day, just to see if it works. My wife has an M17x R3 so maybe I'll put it in that since it was designed for that model.
     
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    This is what I did with mine LOL


     
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    Tell me this guy didn't put that beautiful Nebula Red lid down on the bench top...... :eek:
     
  7. UltraGSM

    UltraGSM ...so many Alienwares...

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    when its red, it floats, it levitates ... ;)
     
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