This Mini PCI-E to M.2 (NGFF) Key-B Adapter with SIM Card Slot uses a Micro SIM Card. The SIM card slot is positioned 90 degrees to the adapter PCB which is located on the bottom side of the adapter–opposite side of the M.2 modem.
This adapter is used to convert a mini PCI-E wifi slot (full or half) to use a mini PCI-E modem.
This M.2 adapter MUST USE the SIM Card slot that is available on the adapter–and is primary used to convert a mini PCI-E wifi slot (full or half) to use a mini PCI-E modem.
The adapter will ignore (i.e., not read) a SIM Card installed in a router’s SIM Card slot, while some routers may be unable to read the SIM Card slot on this adapter.
When a Mini PCI-E to M.2 adapter is required for a router installation, this M.2 Adapter works well.
- When using a SIM Card adapter (i.e., micro to standard, etc), take precaution that the SIM card fits “freely” and flat into the adapter. In other words, you should not have to force the SIM card into the adapter. A SIM card that is too tight, when installed in the SIM slot, can rise and cause a misalignment between the adapter pins and SIM card. All tits/nubs on the side of the SIM card should be sanded smooth. This is easily done with a laying a nail file/emery board/piece of sand paper flat on table top, and working the SIM card evenly across until smooth.
- This M.2 adapter will not work with mini PCI-E modem cards (i.e., Sierra Wireless MC series cards).
- In order for a Windows based PC to recognize a Sierra Wireless modem card, regardless of how it is being attached, the Sierra Wireless Windows drivers must first be installed on the Windows device. Refer to our LTE FIX IT Series tutorial
1 x Mini PCI-E to M.2 (NGFF) Key B Adapter and mounting screws.