Depending on the Intel® Wireless adapter installed on a computer, the antenna connector functionality differs
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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.
- Intel® Wireless Adapter
- Intel® Wireless-AC 9260
- Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
- Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 Desktop Kit
- Antenna Connector Functionality
- Antenna 1 (Aux) Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
- 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.