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RK_
Beginner
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7260-AC HMW miniPCIe -> anntenna connector type?

I got a Wireless-AC 7260HMW miniPCIe with Lenovo FRU 04X6010 with my second hand m93p.

Unfortunately, the antenna is missing.

When I started to look for an internal dualband antenna with pcb,

I was told the standard MHF/U.FL-LP-068 kompatible connectors will be too big,

therefore won't fit on the card.

For which connector type do I have to look for to get me the right antenna?

 

There's no reasonable information on the 7260ac web section available.
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idata
Community Manager
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Hello Rob_K.,

 

 

Please bear in mind that replacing the wireless antennas on your laptop is subject to the same restrictions limiting the instalation of wireless adapters. To avoid issues we always recommend purchasing the replacement parts from your computer manufacturer directly, and if at all possible, to choose one of their authorized service providers to work on your system.

 

 

- https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005687.html Regulatory Information Regarding Wireless Hardware Installation or Upgrade.

 

 

With this aside, half-mini card (HMC) adapters use the IPEX*/Hirose* U.fl connector type by standard, while their M.2 counterparts use the IPEX* MHF4 connectors.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.
RK_
Beginner
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Thank you for your helpful post.

You mentioned above:

"With this aside, half-mini card (HMC) adapters use the IPEX*/Hirose* U.fl connector type by standard [,,]"

Well the short "HMC" for Half-mini card and the Product name extension 7260 HMW for my half-mini card confuses me a little bit.

What does the HMW stand for?

idata
Community Manager
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Hello Rob_K,

That's understandable. We use HMW in the product code, and HMC in the description. They both refer to the same thing and may be used interchangeably.

HMW = Half Mini-PCIe Wireless, Intel® nomenclature used in ordering codes, part numbers and such.

 

HMC = Half Mini Card. Refers to the form factor/connector type, is an industry standard.

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.
RK_
Beginner
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Got me the right antenna due to your explanation. Thanks for your support!

idata
Community Manager
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Rob_K.,

 

 

That's always good to hear. You're very welcome.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.
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