Have you checked here first? The support for Linux* is given through this community: https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/iwlwifi
You want to check this for assistance as well: Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Linux* Support for Intel® Wi-Fi Adapters
Thanks aleki_intel for the thought, but I think this is not your standard "support question" and I don't believe it is a problem unique to Linux.
It seems (from the plethora of other stale threads) with people describing problems with 7260 and all OS + driver combinations (Including Windows 7, 8), that this is mostly likely a design problem in the device or firmware. Since most of the other threads have stalled out with customers either returning their devices to retail or giving up with troubleshooting, I think it has been hard for Intel engineers to get a reliable reproduction case to truly troubleshoot and I want to help you guys find an actual solution.
I'm no wifi expert, but in my office I can frequently reproduce this failure condition, and I'm willing to collect and share diagnostics. What can I do to help Intel investigate this problem?
These are the other threads which seem to describe the same problem, and there's not yet a technical solution -- only a bunch of "cargo cult" style suggestions to disable ASPM, disable HT, investigate environmental radio interference, etc. None of these close with an actual solution.
Are you using this wireless card in a desktop or laptop? If it is a laptop, we would like to know if this wireless card is the original one the came installed in the computer or was it installed later?
Have you tried this wireless card using Windows* 7 or later? - When you mentioned that other people experience connectivity interruption and request that you reboot your computer to normalize connectivity, what exactly do you mean? Do you use your computer to relay the signal? Could you please provide more details on this please?
Hi, this card is installed in a desktop PC. I'm using the supplied antenna, which is in the same room as the ASUS AC-68U router with line-of-sight.
I have not tried this card with Windows.
There are about 15 other computers in the room, mainly Macbook Pro laptops. When my connectivity drops out, everyone else in the room (associated with the same AC-68U router) also experiences a connectivity drop. When I disable my WiFi card or reboot my computer, then everyone else's connectivity immediately returns to normal. All computers in the room (including mine) are simple clients of the same AP/Router, with nothing exotic (no tunneling, bridging, nat, etc).