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Installing a WiFi Combo PCIe card on my Mac Pro mid2010

Hi guys.

I bought a WiFi PCI-e card for my Mac Pro mid2010. It doesn't work even on Bootcamp Windows 10. The problem is that it came with a power cable which I assume should be connected to a USB pin on a PC motherboard, but as much I searched on my Mac logic board, it does not contain any of such pin. Do you guys think I can use a SATA power port, like the one available for SuperDrive? I appreciate your instruction.

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1st no need to power this wifi

2nd use internet from other computer install wifi card in pcie extn. Put in slot. Then start pc . It will be automatically install software driver frm net.

3rd configure if u habe any password

Then chk terminal with command of config if i think which ip address use this card that it.

You r done

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Not sure why it needs power as the PCI slot offers it.

In any case the connection on the board implies its looking for USB power which is 5 Volts at 500 mA (0.5 A) for USB 2.0 and 900 mA (0.9 A) for USB 3.0. So you'll need to find a source within the system to supply that or use an external USB power supply.

Is there a reason you didn't just use the built-in Airport port on the main logic board?

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How can I do that? The board on PCI-E is much smaller than the Airport Slot on my Mac's logic board. Also, its original Airport is 802.11n while this one is ac. I wonder if Mac doesn't detect it, how come Windows 10 (Boot Camp) doesn't as well? I tested it on another PC and it works fine. Of course on PC, I connected it to a USB pin on MB.


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