6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2014 10:02 AM by JohnS

    Intel Wireless AC 7260 cannot enter 802.11ac mode

    Glory_United

      Hey guys,

       

      I'm trying to use Intel Wireless AC 7260 card to do some experiments in 802.11ac standard, but with the latest firmware(version 22.24.8.0), the card is now showing as 802.11abgn mode instead of AC.

       

      I have this 7260 card and an ASUS USB-AC56 card in my laptop, and after I type iwconfig, it looks like below:

       

      wlan1     IEEE 802.11abgn  ESSID:"Linksys_CSI_5GHz" 

                   Mode:Managed  Frequency:5.805 GHz  Access Point: 94:10:3E:05:F0:08  

                   Bit Rate=216 Mb/s   Tx-Power=16 dBm  

                   Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off

                   Encryption key:off

                   Power Management:on

                   Link Quality=67/70  Signal level=-43 dBm 

                   Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0

                   Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:47   Missed beacon:0

       

      wlan2     IEEE 802.11AC  ESSID:"Linksys_CSI_5GHz"  Nickname:"<WIFI@REALTEK>"

                   Mode:Managed  Frequency:5.805 GHz  Access Point: 94:10:3E:05:F0:08  

                   Bit Rate:174 Mb/s   Sensitivity:0/0 

                   Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off

                   Encryption key:off

                   Power Management:off

                   Link Quality=100/100  Signal level=76/100  Noise level=0/100

                   Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0

                   Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

       

       

      As you can see, the ASUS card is working as 802.11AC, while the intel 7260 is working as 802.11abgn.

       

      Does anyone know how to resolve this problem and put Intel 7260 to 802.11AC mode?

       

      Thank you very much for your time!