Which connector is used to connect the of Intel® wireless card to Wi-Fi antenna

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06/17/2019

What are you seeing?

I would like to know the type of connector used to connect the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 NGW card to the internal wifi antenna.


Environment:

Any M.2 (aka NGFF) form factor Intel Wireless Adapters:

Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200

Intel Wireless-AC 9560

Intel Wireless-AC 9260

Intel Wireless-AC 9462

Intel Wireless-AC 9461

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160

Intel Wireless 7265 Family 

Intel Wireless 7260 Family 


How to fix it:

The M.2 form factor Intel® Wireless Adapters use the standard 2x2 mm size RF micro coaxial receptacle (connector) with an outer diameter of 1.5 mm as defined in the PCI-E M.2 Specification. Specific plugs should be selected to suit the assembly allowable mating height and cable diameter. Refer to the PCI-E M.2 Specification for the minimum requirements of the compatible RF connectors and mating plugs.

CharacteristicsDescription
Receptacle Physical outline2 mm x 2 mm x 0.60 mm
Receptacle Outer Diameter1.5 mm

 

Good keywords to search for this parts online are "M.2 wireless antenna" or "NGFF antenna."


Cause & More Information:

Wireless antennas are generally provided by each OEM, as they will need to fit each computer's and may subject to country-specific regulatory requirements. 

Replacing wireless antennas can be considered a wireless integration on it's own. Intel® does not support wireless integrations. We recommend you speak to the manufacturer of your equipment for support on wireless integrations and replacement parts to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements of your country.

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