M14x/M17xR3/M18x - Wireless HD/SiBEAM discussion thread

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  1. BatBoy

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    Similar to the wifi card, same principal - antenna leads are run along the display housing.
    For the 18x, see here:
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/M18x/en/SM/display.htm#wp1109848
     
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    Like BB said, behind the monitor.

    Best to get that type of thing right off, IMO.
     
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    If you don't need/use the wireless per say, can't you just use the wifi leads instead?
     
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    Nope - the wireless HD card uses a different connection.
    Documentation

    See attached image
     

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    This stinks :/ Oh well

    Thank you BB...now I have to decide if its worth it or not to cancel the order and if I will really use that feature.
     
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    For folks who have this, does this work through walls? I think it'd be great if I could keep my main laptop in my office, and if I wanted to work in the main living room with the large TV, I could hook up some kind of wireless keyboard and mouse and just game/continue to use my machine...
     
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    i think the wireless HD needs line of site to work well.. widi on the other hand seems to work through walls
     
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    Used search and found this:
    FAQs | WirelessHD, LLC.

    Doesn't NEED line of sight, but won't be able to easily go through any kind of half thick walls. Just need to try it I guess and see what works.

    "
    Q: How far apart can WirelessHD components be placed in a room?
    A: Because of advanced smart antenna technology, WirelessHD products can be placed almost anywhere within a room up to 10 meters (about 33 feet) apart with no line-of-sight restrictions.

    Q: Can WirelessHD components be placed in different rooms and still work together?
    A: Not at this time. The physical properties of the 60 GHz band make it almost impossible to penetrate through concrete, metal and thick wood. The expectation is that digital data will move around the house via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Once that content is in the room to be viewed, WirelessHD provides the optimum wireless medium to view, share and transfer that content.
    "
     
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    so have we established whether or not we can put the card in are selves if we acquire one ? ( for M14x )
     
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    Anyone here got Wireless HD in there Alienware M14x ?

    If so can we talk on steam ?

    I want to check if its possible to install it myself in the UK
     
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