Article ID: 000031221 Content Type: Product Information & Documentation Last Reviewed: 07/08/2021

What is the antenna connector functionality for Intel® Wireless adapters?

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Intel® Wireless-AC 9260Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 Desktop Kit

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Summary

Depending on the Intel® Wireless adapter installed on a computer, the antenna connector functionality differs

Description

Looking for more about the connection of the antennas

Resolution

The antenna connector functionality differs depending on the Intel® Wireless adapter you are using.

For below dual-band Intel® Wireless adapters, both antenna connectors are used for Wi-Fi supporting 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. The difference is that one of the antenna is shared by both the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radio.

  1. Intel® Wireless Adapter
    • Intel® Wireless-AC 9260
    • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
    • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 Desktop Kit
  2. Antenna Connector Functionality
    • Antenna 1 (Aux) Wi-Fi + BT
    • Antenna 2 (main) Wi-Fi

Note that these are 2x2 Wi-Fi adapters. This means both antennas need to be connected to achieve the optimal Wi-Fi performance.

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