6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 20, 2013 11:12 PM by theveterans

    Intel Wireless-N 7260

    FBOL

      My Lenovo IdeaPad U530 Touch is supposed to have Wireless-N 7260 wireless adapter.  It is identified as such in Win8 Device Manager.  However, the Intel Driver Update Utility indicates that I have a Wireless-AC 7260 wireless adapter.  How can I determine which is correct?

        • 1. Re: Intel Wireless-N 7260
          theveterans

          Download Inssider and see if you can get a signal on 5 GHz band. If not, you have the Intel Wireless-N 7260.

          • 2. Re: Intel Wireless-N 7260
            FBOL

            I don't think my router supports 5GHz.

            • 3. Re: Intel Wireless-N 7260
              theveterans

              To see the complete details of the WiFi adapter, launch command prompt. Then copy and paste this text below:

              netsh wlan show driver

              You should see something like this below:

              C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan show driver

              Interface name: Wireless Network Connection

                  Driver                    : Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260
                  Vendor                    : Intel Corporation
                  Provider                  : Intel
                  Date                      : 8/29/2013
                  Version                   : 16.1.5.2
                  INF file                  : C:\Windows\INF\oem44.inf
                  Files                     : 3 total
                                              C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\NETwsw02.sys
                                              C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\Netwfw02.dat
                                              C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vwifibus.sys
                  Type                      : Native Wi-Fi Driver
                  Radio types supported     : 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n 802.11a
                  FIPS 140-2 mode supported : Yes
                  Hosted network supported  : Yes
                  Authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode:
                                              Open            None
                                              Open            WEP-40bit
                                              Open            WEP-104bit
                                              Open            WEP
                                              Shared          WEP-40bit
                                              Shared          WEP-104bit
                                              Shared          WEP
                                              WPA-Enterprise  TKIP
                                              WPA-Enterprise  CCMP
                                              WPA-Personal    TKIP
                                              WPA-Personal    CCMP
                                              WPA2-Enterprise TKIP
                                              WPA2-Enterprise CCMP
                                              WPA2-Personal   TKIP
                                              WPA2-Personal   CCMP
                                              Open            Vendor defined
                  Authentication and cipher supported in ad-hoc mode:
                                              Open            None
                                              Open            WEP-40bit
                                              Open            WEP-104bit
                                              Open            WEP
                                              Shared          WEP-40bit
                                              Shared          WEP-104bit
                                              Shared          WEP
                                              WPA2-Personal   CCMP


              C:\Windows\system32>

              Copy and paste all of the texts from the command prompt and I'll let you know if you really have Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 or Intel Wireless-N 7260.

              • 4. Re: Intel Wireless-N 7260
                joe_intel

                We also have the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260.

                http://ark.intel.com/compare/75439,75440,75174

                 

                FBOL, you may contact your system manufacturer in order to verify with them which adapter came with your system.

                • 5. Re: Intel Wireless-N 7260
                  jayyo

                  I have the same system as the OP running windows 8.1. The driver update utility thinks I have Intel dual band wireless AC 7260.

                   

                  Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]

                  (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

                   

                   

                  C:\Users\Jay>netsh wlan show driver

                   

                   

                  Interface name: Wi-Fi

                   

                   

                      Driver                    : Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260

                      Vendor                    : Intel Corporation

                      Provider                  : Intel

                      Date                      : 8/29/2013

                      Version                   : 16.1.5.2

                      INF file                  : C:\WINDOWS\INF\oem73.inf

                      Files                     : 12 total

                                                  C:\Intel\Wireless\Setup.exe

                                                  C:\Intel\Wireless\setup.xml

                                                  C:\Intel\Wireless\Data\WiFi.msi

                                                  C:\Intel\Wireless\Data\WiFi1.cab

                                                  C:\Intel\Wireless\Data\Driver.msi

                                                  C:\Intel\Wireless\Data\Drv1.cab

                                                  C:\Intel\Wireless\Data_BTHS\BTHS.msi

                                                  C:\Intel\Wireless\Data_BTHS\IntelHS.cab

                                                  C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\NETwew02.sys

                                                  C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\Netwfw02.dat

                                                  C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\vwifibus.sys

                                                  C:\WINDOWS\system32\Netwuw01.dll

                      Type                      : Native Wi-Fi Driver

                      Radio types supported     : 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n

                      FIPS 140-2 mode supported : Yes

                      802.11w Management Frame Protection supported : Yes

                      Hosted network supported  : Yes

                      Authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode:

                                                  Open            None

                                                  Open            WEP-40bit

                                                  Open            WEP-104bit

                                                  Open            WEP

                                                  WPA-Enterprise  TKIP

                                                  WPA-Enterprise  CCMP

                                                  WPA-Personal    TKIP

                                                  WPA-Personal    CCMP

                                                  WPA2-Enterprise TKIP

                                                  WPA2-Enterprise CCMP

                                                  WPA2-Personal   TKIP

                                                  WPA2-Personal   CCMP

                                                  Open            Vendor defined

                      Authentication and cipher supported in ad-hoc mode:

                                                  Open            None

                                                  Open            WEP-40bit

                                                  Open            WEP-104bit

                                                  Open            WEP

                                                  WPA2-Personal   CCMP

                      IHV service present       : Yes

                      IHV adapter OUI           : [00 80 86], type: [00]

                      IHV extensibility DLL path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\IWMSSvc.dll

                      IHV UI extensibility ClSID: {1bf6cb2d-2ae0-4879-a7aa-a75834fbd0e3}

                      IHV diagnostics CLSID     : {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  C:\Users\Jay>

                  The computer does not see the 5gb channels from my router, just 2.4gb. Something is wrong with the driver update utility.

                  • 6. Re: Intel Wireless-N 7260
                    theveterans

                    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]

                    (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

                     

                     

                    C:\Users\Jay>netsh wlan show driver

                     

                     

                    Interface name: Wi-Fi

                     

                     

                        Driver                    : Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260

                        Vendor                    : Intel Corporation

                        Provider                  : Intel

                        Date                      : 8/29/2013

                        Version                   : 16.1.5.2

                        INF file                  : C:\WINDOWS\INF\oem73.inf

                        Files                     : 12 total

                                                    C:\Intel\Wireless\Setup.exe

                                                    C:\Intel\Wireless\setup.xml

                                                    C:\Intel\Wireless\Data\WiFi.msi

                                                    C:\Intel\Wireless\Data\WiFi1.cab

                                                    C:\Intel\Wireless\Data\Driver.msi

                                                    C:\Intel\Wireless\Data\Drv1.cab

                                                    C:\Intel\Wireless\Data_BTHS\BTHS.msi

                                                    C:\Intel\Wireless\Data_BTHS\IntelHS.cab

                                                    C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\NETwew02.sys

                                                    C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\Netwfw02.dat

                                                    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\vwifibus.sys

                                                    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Netwuw01.dll

                        Type                      : Native Wi-Fi Driver

                        Radio types supported    : 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n

                        FIPS 140-2 mode supported : Yes

                        802.11w Management Frame Protection supported : Yes

                        Hosted network supported  : Yes

                        Authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode:

                                                    Open            None

                                                    Open            WEP-40bit

                                                    Open            WEP-104bit

                                                    Open            WEP

                                                    WPA-Enterprise  TKIP

                                                    WPA-Enterprise  CCMP

                                                    WPA-Personal    TKIP

                                                    WPA-Personal    CCMP

                                                    WPA2-Enterprise TKIP

                                                    WPA2-Enterprise CCMP

                                                    WPA2-Personal   TKIP

                                                    WPA2-Personal   CCMP

                                                    Open            Vendor defined

                        Authentication and cipher supported in ad-hoc mode:

                                                    Open            None

                                                    Open            WEP-40bit

                                                    Open            WEP-104bit

                                                    Open            WEP

                                                    WPA2-Personal   CCMP

                        IHV service present       : Yes

                        IHV adapter OUI           : [00 80 86], type: [00]

                        IHV extensibility DLL path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\IWMSSvc.dll

                        IHV UI extensibility ClSID: {1bf6cb2d-2ae0-4879-a7aa-a75834fbd0e3}

                        IHV diagnostics CLSID     : {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}.

                    Windows tells you that you don't have 802.11a radio support. As such, you have the Intel Wireless-N 7260. Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 will have 802.11a and 802.11ac reported by Windows in addition to 802.11 b/g/n radios of Intel Wireless-N 7260. Try manually updating your Proset software and drivers using this link: Download Center. If Windows detects it again as Intel Wireless-N 7260, you really have that WiFi adapter. The best way to make sure what WiFi adapter you really have is to open up your laptop and see the name of the WiFi adapter there.