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PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) is the standard expansion slots in your desktop PC.

There are several ways to install a wireless NIC into a desktop machine with a PCI slow - one is to purchase one of the PCI network cards and plug it straight in, another is to purchase a PCMCIA cradle that goes in a PCI slot and then buy a PCMCIA NIC, and finally you could forget about PCMCIA entirely and buy a USB NIC (which has the advantage that you can run a (cheaper) long USB cable and a much shorter antenna cable).

One thing to be aware of is that some NICs require a PCI 2.2 complaint motherboard. Most PCI motherboards are, but some very early ones are not. Check your manual before buying!

The Mini PCI specification exists for compact devices such as notebooks.


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