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    7260 AC does not show "AC"

    EdSpoon

      Win7 Pro x64 identifies it properly as Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 but 'properties' show no AC details or functionality.  I've tried HT and VHT both - no AC connection.

      2013-12-19_161832.jpg

       

      NETSH also does not show "AC" band...

      netsh>wlan show driver

       

       

      Interface name: Wireless Network Connection

       

       

          Driver                    : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

          Vendor                    : Intel Corporation

          Provider                  : Intel

          Date                      : 10/14/2013

          Version                   : 16.6.0.8

          INF file                  : C:\Windows\INF\oem54.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

          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}

       

       

      netsh>?

        • 1. Re: 7260 AC does not show "AC"
          theveterans

          Netsh definitely confirms you don't have WiFi AC support. Try using a different driver version

           

          Also, can you post the hardware ID for the WiFi adapter?

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          • 2. Re: 7260 AC does not show "AC"
            EdSpoon

            Various drivers have had no affect.

             

            8086 : 08B1 which as far as i can tell actually is an AC-7260. It's a new HP Laptop so I have HP sending a replacement card. The card itself is accessible under the battery cover and I can see it also says "AC". We'll see what happens...

            • 3. Re: 7260 AC does not show "AC"
              joe_intel

              EdSpoon, please enable channel bonding in 5.2 GHz and use <netsh wlan show interfaces> instead.

              Please let me know about the results.

              • 4. Re: 7260 AC does not show "AC"
                EdSpoon

                Where is this channel bonding option, please?

                • 5. Re: 7260 AC does not show "AC"
                  joe_intel

                  The second option in the picture above (802.11n Channel Width for band 5.2) should be set to “Auto”; that is its default setting.

                  However, it is possible you will need to enable the wide channel in the router. Then, run the netsh command suggested.

                  Wireless Networking; How to configure 802.11n channel bonding on Intel Wireless adapters

                  • 6. Re: 7260 AC does not show "AC"
                    EdSpoon

                    Can someone provide a screenshot of what the "Properties" and/or "netsh" SHOULD look like? Are there actually any "AC" options or any indication that you have an AC card? Thanks.

                    • 7. Re: 7260 AC does not show "AC"
                      theveterans

                      Here's my Netsh driver info for 7260N

                      Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
                      Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

                      C:\Users\Administrator>netsh wlan show driver

                      Interface name: Wireless Network Connection

                          Driver                    : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
                          Vendor                    : Intel Corporation
                          Provider                  : Intel
                          Date                      : 8/29/2013
                          Version                   : 16.1.5.2
                          INF file                  : C:\Windows\INF\oem46.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:\Users\Administrator>

                      I went to a computer store a couple of days ago and found a laptop there (HP Spectre model) which has the 7260 AC:

                       

                      It looks exactly like this:

                      Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
                      Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

                      C:\Users\Administrator>netsh wlan show driver

                      Interface name: Wireless Network Connection

                          Driver                    : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
                          Vendor                    : Intel Corporation
                          Provider                  : Intel
                          Date                      : 8/29/2013
                          Version                   : 16.1.5.2
                          INF file                  : C:\Windows\INF\oem46.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 802.11ac
                          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:\Users\Administrator>

                      The word "802.11ac" is literally written on the command prompt netsh. If yours doesn't say that, you don't have Wireless-AC.

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                      • 8. Re: 7260 AC does not show "AC"
                        EdSpoon

                        Card replaced, no change. Still no AC radio type listed and no AC options available in properties. Does not connect AC to an AC AP.

                        • 9. Re: 7260 AC does not show "AC"
                          joe_intel

                          802.11ac should work by connecting compatible adapter and router at 5GHz. If needed, the wide channel of 160MHz (80+80) should be set up in the router as the wireless adapter is set to “auto” by default.

                           

                          If you have integrated the wireless adapter in a laptop we suggest contacting the system manufacturer to check if this is a validated adapter for your system. The integration of wireless adapters is only supported by the respective Original Equipment Manufacturer due to general compatibility and country specific wireless regulations.

                           

                          Intel� Wi-Fi Products; Regulatory information regarding hardware installation or upgrade

                           

                          Intel� Wi-Fi Products; Why doesn't my laptop recognize my new Intel� wireless adapter?

                          • 10. Re: 7260 AC does not show "AC"
                            TheNorthStar

                            I think I know why, 802.11ac is only recognised by windows 8.1 (NOT windows 8). the HP Spectre model must have been running Windows 8.1.

                            (Source: http://tinyurl.com/kzf87eq)

                             

                            If anyone would want to confirm this, please feel free.

                            • 11. Re: 7260 AC does not show "AC"
                              charlyle2007

                              Is there a possible way that I can get 802.11ac? I also updated my computer to 8.1, but I still cannot find 802.11ac. Please help me!

                              • 12. Re: 7260 AC does not show "AC"
                                shawn

                                I've been watching this thread for a while because my "Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260" card doesn't seem to support 802.11ac either.

                                 

                                I am running windows 7 also.

                                 

                                Is this card supposed to be able to do 802.11ac?

                                 

                                The hardware Ids for my card:

                                PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_08B2&SUBSYS_C2708086&REV_83

                                PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_08B2&SUBSYS_C2708086

                                PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_08B2&CC_028000

                                PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_08B2&CC_0280

                                 

                                netsh output:

                                netsh wlan>show drivers

                                 

                                Interface name: Wireless Network Connection

                                 

                                    Driver                    : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

                                    Vendor                    : Intel Corporation

                                    Provider                  : Intel

                                    Date                      : 10/14/2013

                                    Version                   : 16.6.0.8

                                    INF file                  : C:\Windows\INF\oem45.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

                                    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}

                                • 13. Re: 7260 AC does not show "AC"
                                  theveterans

                                  From TheNorthStar 's post, it's been proven that netsh from command prompt is not able to support 802.11ac. Do you have an AC router? If so, does it connect to WiFi AC (i.e. > 300 Mbps). If so, you have AC if not then it's either windows 7 doesn't support AC or your PC isn't fully compatible with the WiFi AC.

                                  • 14. Re: 7260 AC does not show "AC"
                                    shawn

                                    Thanks for the response.

                                    I have an ac router (a netgear r6300). It connects to 802.11n 5GHz at 54 Mbps with excellent reception (full bars). My computer is a lenovo t440s

                                    I guess I'm out of luck this time.

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