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Jaymex
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m.2 wifi antenna install procedure for Z2 mini g3

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My Z2 mini workstation arrived with no wifi card.  There is an m.2 slot for a mini size card (300 mm).  I have ordered an 

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 but there is no antenna in the Z2 system box,   so I need an install procedure or guide with sugested cable ways so that I can install the antenna cable before I install the card

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joel_py
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I have the same problem, I bought both things but the chassis of the z2 is surrounded by metal and has poor signal if the antenna left inside the box, I have the idea to leave the end of the antenna under the motherboard, in the others places I tried and I still do not get good signal.


I also tried to leave the end of the antenna on the sides but not very good signal
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Thanks Joel,  Very useful.  I also found out today that the recommended card from HP is the  Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, 2230, 2x2 AC + BT, Vpro which is a newer card with a more complete BT spec.  BTW I could not get my Z2 to boot past the blue windows logo with the 7265 card installed.  I will post again after I get the new card.  I still expect to have a battle fitting the antenna onto the tiny connectors.  The first card went back to Amazon and they have refunded me.

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Dear Jaymex,

 

Could you tell me if this works with the 8265?

 

Specs of HP says Wireless card is optional but requires factory configuration.

 

I would love to hear if this works.

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Sorry no luck - had a friend look at the card and he has told me that the antenna sold with the card is not the right one.  The antenna conections are too big by I think 1mm.  We are trying to find smaller ones.  I am using the LAN connection which is fine for me.  I wanted the wifi for backup and for the bluetooth - I am using a dongle for that.  I will post when and if I get an answer to the problem. 

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Hi Jaymex,

 

the right antena's name (on AliExpress) for Intel Wireless AC 8265 is "IPEX MHF4 2"

 

Hope this helps you.

 

I ordered mine, they will be deliverd in 15 days. i will let you know if they work for me

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Does it work? I am also looking for the right wlan board for my Z2 G3 Mini

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