I disconnected the ethernet cable then click the conn. icon in syst tray, chose to have Windows fix the problem, and it expectedly told me the ethernet cable was unplugged, but surprinsgly also the wireless card was disabled, I chose to fix the later and the wireless icon came back.
I now have 3 connections available and device mgr list Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, plus 8 different Wan miniport entries.
I fail to understand how the wireless got disabled and why it wasn't showing up anywhere in device mgr???
About my last question "how the wireless got disabled and why it wasn't showing up anywhere in device mgr"
What I'm interested to learn is how exactly can the wifi device be disabled so that it disappear from both Network Connections list as well as Device Mgr
Thank you for contacting the Intel community.
There are a lot of reasons why the wireless network is disable, the driver got corrupted during installation, there is interference when try to connect, the router is away from the unit, the operating system needed to be updated to connect to WIFI etc.
The latest wireless driver for this Intel® NUC can be downloaded here:
Driver corruption likely. although a little premature after mere hours of operation
Distance from router or wireless interference wiping a wifi card clean from device mgr, I don't think so...;o)
You are more than welcome!
Most likely is driver corruption during installation, but if it is working right now as it should I’m glad about.
Please let us know if you need anything else, I will be more than glad to help.
DocJL & Intel,
I can attest to same issue on NUC7i5BNK. After attempting to update the drivers identified by the Intel Driver Update Utility, the wifi adapter ceased to exist, it was not listed in Device Manger either. After exhausting additional avenues to update drivers, Windows Update appeared to re-introduce the device in Device Manger. Updating the driver now re-listed in Device Manager resolved the issue..... with the addition of eight WAN Miniport items.
Thank you for the information shansen, please bear in mind that you can also download and install all the drivers needed for your system from the following link: