4 Replies Latest reply on May 21, 2015 3:35 PM by jonathan_intel

    Intel AC 7260 - Channel bonding (40 MHz) on 2.4GHz with infrastructure mode


      I'm using the AC 7260 (7260HMW) adapter in infrastructure mode on Windows 2012 R2. The AP has been created with the Windows hosted network facility. The problem is that the adapter does not use 2.4 GHz 802.11n channel bonding (40 MHz). What I'm expecting is that channel 11+7 are used with a maximum of speed of 300 Mbit/s. However the network shows up in the network analyzer running on channel 11 with a maximum speed of 144.4 Mbit/s. There are no other BSS (APs, STAs) in the environment which could influence the channel selection.


      Driver Settings


      802.11n Channel Width for 2.4GHz = Auto

      Wireless Mode=6. 802.11a/b/g

      HT Mode=VHT Mode

      Fat Channel Intolerant=Disabled


      netsh wlan show



      Interface name: Wi-Fi

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

          Vendor                    : Intel Corporation

          Provider                  : Intel

          Date                      : 3/4/2015

          Version                   :

          INF file                  : C:\Windows\INF\oem13.inf

          Files                     : 3 total




          Type                      : Native Wi-Fi Driver

          Radio types supported     : 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n 802.11a 802.11ac

          FIPS 140-2 mode supported : Yes

          802.11w Management Frame Protection supported : Yes

          Hosted network supported  : Yes



      Hosted network settings


          Mode                   : Allowed

          SSID name              : "abc"

          Max number of clients  : 100

          Authentication         : WPA2-Personal

          Cipher                 : CCMP



      Hosted network status


          Status                 : Started

          BSSID                  : ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff (censored)

          Radio type             : 802.11n

          Channel                : 11

          Number of clients      : 0