I'm planning to make a home server that would serve as NAS, router and Wi-Fi access point. It should be small, so I choose mini-ITX form-factor which often has only one PCIe slot. I want a powerfull but compact wireless solution - 802.11abgn / dual band / 3x3 RxTx.
As far as I know single cards can't work in the AP mode in two bands simultaneously. It requires two cards.
DSM’s NanoServer NI-QM87 computer features a 4th Gen., Intel Core i5 with 10 USB ports, PCIe and Mini-PCIe expansion, and support for up to six SATA drives. Following in a line of NanoServers dating back to the circa-2008, Geode LX800 based NanoServer E8, DSM’s new NanoServer NI-QM87 taps a decidedly more robust processor, the Intel […]
my machine has integrated HD4000 graphics and a more powerful PCIe card
HD4000 is enough for everyday use, PCIe should be used only for gaming with Windows
through bios I can set the primary card
I'd like to disable (switch off, suspend) the PCIe slot when in linux to conserve power and also to turn off the PCIe card's fan