Which antenna connector on mini-pci for 802.11a and which one for 802.11g
this is probably a dumb question
but i have a 802.11abg card
how do i figure which antenna connector on the mini-pci card is the 802.11a and which one is the 802.11g
there are 2 on one side an one of the other side
as far as i can tell, it isnt marked on the card
Honestly, without knowing what card it is or anything else, how on earth do you expect any useful response?
all of the cards i have encountered that are a/b/g/n or any combination of 2 or more, it means that those are the wifi bands they support, one at a time, but then again, i haven't had a need for a multi-band card, i would use dedicated if possible if i needed several bands
for the antenna it looks as if the 2 grouped together are the main antenna and the one by itself is the backup, it should say MAIN or AUX by the connectors
But since i cant see if theres any writing by the connectors from the pic, i cant say, each connection may be dedicated.
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I can't tell which is which, but the connectors are not specific to the band. You would use the main and aux connectors for either a or g, you would just want different antennas. The third connector is for n mimo functionality. 802.1n could operate in either spectrum. If you can get the manufacturer/model# you might be able to dig up the datasheet. If you don't know who makes it, run the MAC address through a lookup.
also thanks for the replies
thanks for explaining that it didnt really matter what got connected to what
at least in my case
i ended up connecting an antenna to all the connectors
re the third connector, arent there some g routers that advertise mimo?