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My laptop’s Intel AC7265 WIFI suffered from low signal strength and lower WIFI bandwidth throughput during file transfers, even when my laptop is a mere 12-feet away from my Synology RT2600AC MIMO router. My laptop’s motherboard has a mini-PCI-e connector and I already had the best Intel WIFI card installed for that connector. But that WIFI card does not support my router’s MIMO feature.
Intel does offer a newer Dual Band Wireless- AC 8265AC M.2 NGFF WIFI Card that does support MIMO. However, the WIFI is not compatible with the laptop because of physically different connectors. Ableconn MPEX-M2WL Mini PCIe with M.2 Key E Slot adapter facilitated the otherwise physically impossible connection between the M.2 NGFF WIFI card and the mini-pci-e connector on the motherboard. In addition to the Ableconn adapter, U.FL female PCB to MHF4 MHF 4 right angle male plug 0.81mm Pigtail IPX cables allowed me to connect the laptop’s antenna wires to the 8265AC terminal connectors.
The Ableconn adapter worked well with my laptop. It slipped right into the mini-PCI-e connector and then the Intel AC8265 WIFI card slipped into the adapter. After powerup and manually initiating a driver update through the device manager, the 2nd reboot allowed Windows 10 Pro to recognized the card fully and my connection became a solid 866Mbps without signal strength fluctuations or lower bandwidth throughputs. I monitored the connection for fluctuations for at least an hour and performed wireless file transfers of 2 to 6-gigabyte files. My file transfer throughputs are over 100MB/s (over 800mbps). To this little endeavor, a full success! The Ableconn adapter allowed me to upgrade my laptop with a stronger WIFI connection utilizing the new WIFI card MIMO feature and my laptop now supports the newer Bluetooth 4.2 protocol as an added benefit.
All of this was accomplished about 2-months ago and the Ableconn adapter and Intel AC8265 card continue to provide me with a steady five bar connection and 866Mbps connections every day. I am very satisfied with my purchase of the Ableconn adapter and I would recommend it to anyone with a similar project.
Honestly, I'm impressed. The item works and both windows and Linux can see my wifi card(intel ax200). I have a dell latitude e6420 and the only issue I had that m2 slot is on the less convenient side. It would be great if they had an option on which side of the board you want your m2 slot. Gladly on my laptop, I have 3 m2 slots. But with this card, I can use only one (wifi module is held on please by another module because it interferes with some elements inside.) if I use the other two the wifi module will be interfering with the corpus itself(sticking out a way too much) Ps. I had to replace connectors on my antennas, otherwise, replace them.
This product does exactly what it's advertised. It would greatly benefit customers to understand the difference between the things in the title so that they don't go purchasing mini PCI-E cards that are incompatible with the hardware they're trying to interface with. For example, I bought an Intel wireless AC 9560 for use with an HP DV4-2141nr that I had removed the bios whitelist from. I could not get the bluetooth portion of the card to be recognized by the PC. This issue persisted with a Killer 1550 card as well. The wireless worked fine in both cases. This is due to the CNVio interface that the cards use. I needed to purchase a model of wifi/bluetooth card that wasn't CNVio, which I did and everything works properly now, including bluetooth. I purchased the Intel Wireless AC 9260.
Great product, but if you don't understand what I've explained above, you may run into issues where it isn't initially clear exactly what is to blame for the problems.