add a mini pcie slot in place of expresscard? Answered
ok, so if we've looked at the pinouts of the expresscard 34/54 slot and the mini pcie slot, we know that:
-they both use USB 2.0
-they both use PCIe
-they both run on similar voltages
so i tried my luck and wired up a mini pcie slot in place of the expresscard slot in my laptop.
ive got all the pins wired correctly and all the grounds are grounded, but my wireless adapter card is not recognized.
first off, skip all of the "why bother adding a wireless card when you've already got one?" and "this is just a stupid idea" remarks, thats not what im asking.
the miniPCI wireless card ive currently got works, but the bandwidth is really limited because its an older technology than mini PCIe.
but back to the question at hand.
why isnt my mini PCIe card recognized? i have a feeling that it might be the "CP USB" pin on the expresscard slot, which, on the pinout sheet is labeled as "card inserted", but i have no clue what i do with that pin to tell the computer to check for a card.
does anyone have any ideas?
mini PCIe pinout:
any help would be greatly appreciated.