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Remove a WLAN antenna

See this topic to learn how to remove a WLAN antenna.

About this task

  • Go over Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work with safety.

  • Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

  • If the server is installed in a rack, slide the server out on its rack slide rails to gain access to the top cover, or remove the server from the rack.


  1. Locate the antenna to remove.
    Figure 1. Antenna locations

    1 Antenna 12 Antenna 2
  2. Rotate the antenna counterclockwise, and remove it from the server.
    Figure 2. Removing a WLAN Antenna

After this task is completed

  • Install a replacement unit (see Install a WLAN antenna).

  • If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.