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I ran in to the same issue trying to connect to a IBSS network on Windows 10 using Intel Dual band Wireless-AC 8260 Driver 188.8.131.52.
netsh wlan show wirelesscapabilities
WDI Version (Windows) : 0.1.0.1
WDI Version (IHV) : 0.1.0.1
Soft AP : Not supported
IBSS : Not Supported
Rolling back to 184.108.40.206 (Windows 8.1) driver enables what's needed to connect:
WDI Version (Windows) : 0.0.0.0
WDI Version (IHV) : 0.0.0.0
Soft AP : Supported
IBSS : Supported
- Install the 8260 driver for Windows 8.1 on your Windows 10 Download Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 8.1*.
- Device Manager,
- right-click on your Wireless Network Adapter,
- Update driver software,
- Browse My Computer for driver software,
- Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer,
- Choose your older driver,
- Verify using netsh:
- netsh wlan show wirelesscapabilities
- netsh wlan show driver
My guess is that Intel removed SoftAP, Hosted Network support from their latest driver as IBSS (Native 802.11 Miniport Drivers (Windows Drivers) ) is deprecated by Microsoft and might stop working by upgrading Windows in a unknown future.
Thanks for the info, Hugo.
I've removed all traces of the original driver and installed the 220.127.116.11 driver and my settings now match what you show they should. I was also able to set the IBSS parameter as well.
It's important to not that the ProSet wireless software does not allow this. Anyone who wants to fix the same problem I had needs to install ONLY the driver.
I'll test the connection to the ad hoc network later today when it is recreated. If it works as expected, I'll mark your answer as correct. If not, I'll be back with more information!
Again, thanks a bunch!