From a video that I have seen it looks like there is a spare PCIe slot in the eve v, I can see the m.2 for the SSD, i first assumed that the second would be for the wifi/BT but that is hard soldered on to the motherboard.
I want to add a second wireless card into the v for my own personal reasons.
any help would be great.
I think what you saw was only on the prototypes for the GPS Card, which was removed since it did not work.
I doubt that we have any spare PCIe lanes left, and if so the Header would not be attached on the pcb.
Opening the V would be hard and closing it even harder, so I would not recommend trying to open it up without knowing that it is actually there.
The mentioned unknown port should actually be an SATA port that was during the prototypes used for accomodating an SATA SSD with a smaller formfactor (with some quick pixel-measurements it should hold upt to an M.2 2260 SSD) than the currently used PCIe SSD.
I can’t speak about if it’s on the current motherboard or not - I’ve not yet had my hands on a finalized motherboard, but I guess that it might still be on the PCB as it does not increase cost & removing things has always the option of breaking things.
Back in the day, I had an eee pc by Asus, it had limited HDD space so we moved it, acted touch screen and bluetooth sd card slot, and we taped into the usb and added a usb hub internal. with a custom made pcb I could potentially do the same. in the next fee weeks imm going to look into this more and when I finally get the balls to open it I might have more info and I will share it with very one.
I’ve just had a thought… would an SD Wifi card solve your problem? I have one (actually, it’s a Mini SD). I used to use it in a Compaq iPaq. I’ve just dug it out. It’s a Spectec. This is their website: http://www.spectec.com.tw. I can upload a picture of the card if anyone’s curious.