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

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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.

 

Internet Man

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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.

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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