Originally Posted by vistadelloco
I would like it to be internal.
keyboard and mouse have been wired for over a year -time to un leash them! and -1yr old Twins they seem to gravitate to cords
why keep old card in ... I dunno you got me dumb question
I have remote with dongle now .if dongle in back of pc I don't get great signal and with it in front of pc I don't like having flap down to expose usb,card readers etc
and I have ssd thank you
edit: also I thought a pci-e card would have greater signal strength than a dongle
Well, based on the look of that card it looks to be a mini-PCIe laptop card, that's mounted on a standard PCIe card, with a couple of antenna connectors. I doubt you'll find a definitive answer on if it will work without the antennas until you give it a try. There's even a small chance it won't work even with
the antenna. I'm not sure about that one, but I know many laptop bluetooth adapters have the antenna integrated on the board itself (usually a pretty obvious squiggly wire trace) which may not work well in a shielded PC case, since it's designed to work in an unshielded spot on a laptop. (and that hadn't occurred to me when I said it should
above... I still think it probably would, but I'm a little more iffy)
A couple of other points... I have a logitech wirelses keyboard and trackball that I'm typing with right now. Doesn't use bluetooth, but the dongle is in the back of my PC and it gets great reception. If you haven't purchased a keyboard/mouse combo, it's worth a look. Their unified receivers are pretty good in my opinion.
On my HTPC I had a similar issue to what you're describing (except, again it isn't bluetooth) however, the wireless keyboard/trackball combo I bought (not Logitech) didn't get good reception when plugged into the back of the PC, and it seemed a shame to have my beautiful Moneual Moncaso blemished by having the front perpetually exposed. So I grabbed a 1ft USB extension
that I had laying around and plugged the dongle into that, then placed it under my case. It's still invisible from the front, but close enough to get significantly better reception. Depending on your case, its location, you might find a similar solution useful. (and cheaper)