As we understand, your computer uses the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 and when it boots, your 5 GHz network takes a long time to show.
- The main recommendation we can provide is to apply the configuration from the following advisory: Recommended Settings for 802.11n Connectivity
Additionally, change the following in the Advanced settings:
Preferred band: Prefer 5.2 GHz band
- Try placing the computer closer to the wireless Access Point.
If the issue persists, please let us know the following:
1. Was this the adapter that came built-in your PC from factory?
2. Have you checked if this happens with other 5 GHz networks?
3. Computer brand and model.
I applied your suggestions now, will come back to you. Answers to your other questions are below:
- Try placing the computer closer to the wireless Access Point. -> "Not possible"
1. Was this the adapter that came built-in your PC from factory? -> No
2. Have you checked if this happens with other 5 GHz networks? -> It does not happen to other devices such as Xbox one, iphone 7, surface pro 2. They are all running on a dedicated 5 ghz SSID (2,4ghz turned of on AP).
3. Computer brand and model. -> custom built computer. Motherboard: MSI B150M (bios is updated to newest version) CPU: Intel i5 6500
Should be noted I'm using driver version 18.104.22.168 on Windows 10.
I want to avoid update driver version as long as possible since Intel does not provide a clean driver without software anymore. I wish you could provide such drivers in future.
Please provide the following information so we can determine any further actions:
- Which model of the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 do you own? We could not find a MSI motherboard from their B150M series with a built-in wireless adapter.
- Make, model and firmware version of the Wireless Access Point.
- Download Intel® System Support Utility, run the tool and use it to create and save a report with all sections, then add your reply to this thread and use the Advanced editor options to attach the resulting file to your post.