Intel WIFI6 and Bluetooth antenna extension.

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barny

New Around Here
Hi
I have purchased a Mag Tomahawk X570 atx board (it isn’t here yet) the supplied WIFI/Bluetooth antenna are mounted directly to the boards rear IO.
As with our current (outgoing) computer, the antenna placement "might" be a problem for us because the computer sits in a corner under a large work table so there is the possibility the WIFI will be compromised by the obstacles between the transmitter and the computer. Our current setup has the WIFI antenna extended vertically about 1 meter which gives it line of sight to the transmitter.

Should we encounter issues with the new systems “out of the box” antenna placement, is there a recommended - ideal antenna extension solution?
Thanks.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Re-orientate the desk so that the antennae are optimally placed.

Unless you're getting high cost and high quality 'extension' cables for the antennae leads, you'll most likely have worse, not better, WiFi performance overall.
 

barny

New Around Here
Thanks for the reply.
I was hopeful, but suspected there isn’t a simple (lower cost) option.
 

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