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. Many of such cards made in the mini-PCIe format. And finally, the main goal: how to install two mini-PCIe cards in the one PCIe slot?
I need a PCIe to dual mini-PCIe adapter. Is such thing exist? I would be glad to see links to some examples of such products.
Found many 1-to-1 adapters, but I have only one PCIe slot available and I need to instal two mini-PCIe cards. There are a bit of PCI/104-Express to dual mini-PCIe adapters but I want a less complicated solution if it exists.
I found a mini-PCIe to dual mini-PCIe extender. It's based on the PEX8603 commutator from the PLX Technology. How much PCIe bandwidth would be affected? Is it a good solution?