6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 27, 2018 11:36 PM by alsta

    Antenna connector for 9560NGW wifi card?


      I have the Intel 9560NGW wifi card, which is for the M2 connector on my motherboard (Type E).  What is the name or size of the antenna connectors on this card, please?  They are small, but do not seem to fit the antennas I found with tiny connectors.  If someone can suggest particular antennas for it, preferably that can go to the outside of a case, that would be even better.

        • 1. Re: Antenna connector for 9560NGW wifi card?
          Intel Corporation
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          Hello DanMagoo,

          Thanks for posting in our community. We understand that you're looking for information regarding the antennas for an Intel® Wireless-AC 9560.

          Antenna information for wireless cards is not available for end users. These details are provided to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) in order for them to install the adapters on their systems.

          Please bear in mind that Intel does not support, nor recommends custom integration of wireless adapters since this may lead to installation errors, connection issues, software error messages, and in some cases it may even be illegal. Please contact your OEM for further assistance. For more information, please check the following advisory:

          Regulatory Information Regarding Hardware Installation or Upgrade

          Currently, the only supported retail wireless adapter is Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 Desktop Kit.

          Let us know if there's anything else we can do for you.

          Best regards,
          Eugenio F.

          • 2. Re: Antenna connector for 9560NGW wifi card?

            The 9560 is a two part solution with part of the function on certain motherboards, what you should have gotten is the 9260 which is functionally the same but is a one part solution.

            • 3. Re: Antenna connector for 9560NGW wifi card?

              Eugenio, thanks for the info, although I cannot say it is very satisfactory -- at least now I know. (or, at least I know that it is a secret)  Seems to me that New Egg, where I bought this, really, REALLY should make this clear in their listing!  Thanks again.

              • 4. Re: Antenna connector for 9560NGW wifi card?

                Aivxtla, Thanks for this interesting info.  I checked the 9260, but my concern with it is that the connector looks different than the Key E, which is what I have on my mobo, an AsRock Z370 Extreme4.  Other users report problems trying to fit cards that aren't specifically Key E into that mobo's M2 wifi slot, which is one reason I thought I needed the form-factor of the 9560. The 9260 has that extra gap in the row of teeth, which I think (?) the Key type E doesn't have. If you think that doesn't matter, I would still consider buying it, as I like the idea of the M2 wifi card.

                • 5. Re: Antenna connector for 9560NGW wifi card?

                  I just came to the Intel Support community with a similar question. In my case I have bought the Intel Wireless-AC 9260 which fits just fine (and works) on my ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 board. So I'm hoping that answers part of your question.  This card does indeed fit into the M.2 key E slot.



                  The issue for me is the antenna pigtails. I can't find information about the connectors. I bought one set that was correct, but the wire was stiff and the space on the mobo was too tight, so ultimately I snapped the connector off the pigtail. In trying to find a more pliable connector, I'm now into my 3rd set with no luck.

                  • 6. Re: Antenna connector for 9560NGW wifi card?

                       The 9560NGW wifi card has two MHF4 A=1.5 mm radius male connectors. Choose the appropriate U.FL type female connector with flexible wire.