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Optiplex 7010 wireless parts

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For the life of me I am trying to figure out how to get an OptiPlex 7010 USFF desktop connected via wireless using the onboard miniPCIe card. So far nobody at Dell has been able to tell me what the parts are that I need to do it. I know I need the miniPCIe card and the antenna. - The part that I cannot figure out is the adapter hat connects the miniPCIe on the board to the external antenna.

There is an opening on the back of the 7010 USFF where the external antenna can plug in, but it does me no good when it doesn't have anything to plug into. Anybody know what I need and what the actual part numbers are?

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RE: Optiplex 7010 wireless parts

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I went through this nightmare with Dell a while ago trying to locate the parts.  They even put me in touch with a parts specialist and they still could not come up with the correct parts.  I finally did the research and came up with the parts myself.  I think these are the parts you need.

The first is the antenna cable that goes from the card and fastens to the back of the case.  The second is the antenna that connects to the outside of the case.

F5JH5 - antenna and socket

RU297 - external antenna

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Are these what you're looking for? There should be a pop out tab with a hole for the antenna to go in.

Antenna

Card

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RE: Optiplex 7010 wireless parts

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I went through this nightmare with Dell a while ago trying to locate the parts.  They even put me in touch with a parts specialist and they still could not come up with the correct parts.  I finally did the research and came up with the parts myself.  I think these are the parts you need.

The first is the antenna cable that goes from the card and fastens to the back of the case.  The second is the antenna that connects to the outside of the case.

F5JH5 - antenna and socket

RU297 - external antenna

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Trying to get what I needed was kind of a joke. In the end I was told that you cannot get parts for the connection once it leaves the factory. It needs to be added during production. After a few days of dealing with this it is nice to see you found what I needed. I ended up just getting a wireless usb adapter. Now the fun begins trying to return all of this useless wireless junk sent me originally!

Thanks!

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