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    Default Maximus VI Gene and the mPCIe Combo II card quickie (best way to add to add Bluetooth?)

    I want to add Bluetooth to my system so I can use my Bluetooth headphones. Can I simply put the mPCIe Combo II card in the system to do that? It looks like it'll be a pain to add the card because it secures from the underside of the motherboard, so I'll have to take it out of my case. If the card doesn't add Bluetooth I won't bother with it. The description for the card, to me at least, is ambiguous. That's why I'm asking. Here's what ASUS says about the card:

    The next evolution of the mPCIe Combo card gives you even better expandability with the latest standards in connectivity. Itís easy to install, and adds mini PCI Express 2.0 plus USB 2.0, which is perfect for connecting Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules to give your desktop instant wireless. It also keeps a precious PCI Express slot free.

    If the card doesn't add Bluetooth, what the best way to add it?

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    Default Re: Maximus VI Gene and the mPCIe Combo II card quickie (best way to add to add Bluetooth?)

    USB BT dongle, but make sure it's a Stereo dongle.

    Cheap and if signal is an issue use a good quality shielded USB extension to provide "line of sight" for the dongles antenna.
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    Default Re: Maximus VI Gene and the mPCIe Combo II card quickie (best way to add to add Bluetooth?)

    Given the description you included above, that card does not have Bluetooth built into it.

    It is the mini PCI Express 2.0 slot the card provides that allows you to add a WiFi or Bluetooth card, with a mini PCI Express 2.0 connector.

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    Default Re: Maximus VI Gene and the mPCIe Combo II card quickie (best way to add to add Bluetooth?)

    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    Given the description you included above, that card does not have Bluetooth built into it.

    It is the mini PCI Express 2.0 slot the card provides that allows you to add a WiFi or Bluetooth card, with a mini PCI Express 2.0 connector.
    Thanks. I figured that was the case. An ASUS tech told me it had Bluetooth, but I thought he was wrong and told him so. I may get an Intel (7260?) mPCIe card and some antenna, but not sure if it'll go well with my setup. I'm not nuts about going USB.

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