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Can I replace a Realtek 8821CE with a Intel AX201NGW & What antenna's do they take?


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Can I replace a Realtek 8821CE with a Intel AX201NGW & What antenna's do they take?

 

I want to replace the network adapter and add high gain antennas to my mini pc, so i wanted to make sure it will work and needed to know the antenna type specification so i know what to look up.

 

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REALTEK RTL8821CE

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INTEL AX201NGW

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The Intel Chip is NGFF Key E. So long as the slot on the motherboard supports that, you should be fine. Also assuming this is going in a Laptop, that laptop will already have Antennae cables, you can re-use those as the connection points are a set standard so far as I recall.

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1 hour ago, ENTERPRISE said:

The Intel Chip is NGFF Key E. So long as the slot on the motherboard supports that, you should be fine. Also assuming this is going in a Laptop, that laptop will already have Antennae cables, you can re-use those as the connection points are a set standard so far as I recall.

Thanks.  Well since the REALTEK RTL8821CE only has 1 antenna connection, my Mini PC only has 1 antenna.  So I need to buy some high gain antennas.  I found these, and I hope they will work.  I checked the dimensions of my mini pc and the dimensions of the antenna's and i think they will fit.

 

 

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Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for IPEX MHF4 Antenna 2.4GHz 5GHz 3dBi Internal Laptop WiFi Antenna for M.2 NGFF at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many...

 

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Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 2 X 8Dbi 2.4Ghz 5.8Ghz Dual Band Wifi Antenna IPEX MHF4 Internal Antenna with 50 at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many...

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Interesting, looks like the connection for the Antenna does actually differ, you learn something new everyday! 

 

Good luck with your testing 🙂

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So, I'm at this again.  Is IPEX UFL compatible with IPEX MHF4?

 

This answered my question : If your device is for 5G applications, IPEX MHF4 is the type for you. However, if yours are for WiFi, 3G or 4G use, U.FL types are the most common ones.

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MHF1 is compatible with HRS standard U.FL cable assembly, but MHF 4L is not compatible with HRS standard U.FL. If your device is for 5G applications…

 

 

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4 hours ago, HeyItsChris said:

So, I'm at this again.  Is IPEX UFL compatible with IPEX MHF4?

 

This answered my question : If your device is for 5G applications, IPEX MHF4 is the type for you. However, if yours are for WiFi, 3G or 4G use, U.FL types are the most common ones.

WWW.GRAND-TEK.COM

MHF1 is compatible with HRS standard U.FL cable assembly, but MHF 4L is not compatible with HRS standard U.FL. If your device is for 5G applications…

 

 

 

Thanks for letting everyone know 🙂

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