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M.2 version Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 card gets FCC certified

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by Balance, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Balance

    Balance Regular Contributor

    Sep 4, 2017
    On January 28 the FCC published Intel's application for the M.2 version of their Wi-Fi 6 AX201 network adapter, with model name AX201NGW. In the process some specs got confirmed:
    • 802.11ax support in both bands
    • Uses M.2 2230 form factor
    • 2 antenna's for 2x2 MIMO
    • 5 GHz band supports 160 MHz
    • Bluetooth 5 support
    So very similar to the previous Wireless-AC 9260 network card, but with 802.11ax support. Which will most likely mean peak connection rates of 574 Mb/s on 2,4 GHz and 2402 Mb/s on 5 GHz.

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  2. Internet Man

    Internet Man Senior Member

    Sep 1, 2017
    As you said in your post last October, the AX201 seems to be the successor to the Wireless-AC 9560, and the (cancelled?) Wireless-AX 22560, with CNVio. The Test Report JBP document shows the card installed in a "CRF CNVIO DB M2 PCB00651_0" extender card (see attached image). CRF stands for Companion RF which is what these CNVio cards are.

    No mention of 1024-QAM that I can find, only up to 256-QAM for 5GHz 802.11ax is listed in the RF Exposure SAR Report. This would mean a max of 1922 MBps on 5 GHz.

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    Last edited: Jan 30, 2019