Airport Card - Antenna connector broken

Hi Guys,

I just broke my Airport Card Antenna connector from the Airport Card. There are 2 connectors - "J1" and "J2"

J2 is fully broken from the airport card, but the WiFi is still working. Do you have any idea what is the "J2" connection for...? is it just for boost the signal ?


Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 1


Have you tried your bluetooth connection to see if it's still working? I believe the Airport antennae also handle bluetooth, but I'm not sure.


Yes, both working.

Here is a photo from the broken part:


Hmm, I can't feel any changes in the strength of signal.


Add a comment

2 Answers

Chosen Solution

I think there are two antennas located in the MBP display. You're getting a signal probably because one antenna is still connected to the airport card.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1
Add a comment

I think one of the connector is exclusive for 5Ghz operations, or both connectors are dual band, losing one just means losing a MIMO chain. It only impacts top performance, which is rarely approached.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

Add your answer

csaba will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 3

Past 7 Days: 8

Past 30 Days: 19

All Time: 1,282