[SOLVED] SATA to WLAN

Feb 19, 2022
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My laptop's WLAN socket is broken. (Acer aspire 5 a514-52g)
It has sata and m.2 connector. I have already use m.2 connector for my nvme storage. So i only have the SATA connector available. I don't want to use usb wifi dongle.
Can I use adapter to connect my wifi card to sata connector.
It will be like this:
Wifi Card -> Adapter M.2 m key to e key -> Adapter SATA to M.2 -> SATA port.

Will something like this work? Is there any drawbacks like slower internet speed or etc?

*This picture as an illustration
 
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Your concept is unlikely to work.

While that connector type CAN be used for multiple things, usually it is NOT wired for multiple things.

Just like you can't use a NGFF port that houses a WiFi adapter for a storage device.
Sometimes you an, usually you cannot.

That SATA port is almost certainly storage only.
Even if something else physically fits.
 

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Your concept is unlikely to work.

While that connector type CAN be used for multiple things, usually it is NOT wired for multiple things.

Just like you can't use a NGFF port that houses a WiFi adapter for a storage device.
Sometimes you an, usually you cannot.

That SATA port is almost certainly storage only.
Even if something else physically fits.
 
Feb 19, 2022
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usually it is NOT wired for multiple things.
Just verifying, It just a wifi card, not multiple things. It is joining multiple adapter, but at the end only the wifi card is wired to them.

That SATA port is almost certainly storage only.usually it is NOT wired for multiple things.
So how about using the m.2 nvme port? Will it work? I have nvme port, but i need to sacrifice nvme storage speed for ethernet to do that.
 

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