4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 28, 2016 5:45 AM by JamesPL

    Hosted network using the AC7265


      Is there any way to set up a hosted network using the AC7265

        • 1. Re: Hosted network using the AC7265

          Hello Drogheda,


          The Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 is designed with basic Hosted Network support (WiFi direct) in order to comply with international regulations. As noted in the forum: Re: Intel AC 7265 8 clients max with Hostednetwork.


          The adapter will not work as Hot Spot, or access point, since it does not support this type of configuration. You can check the following threads for more information:

          Hosted network supported But cant get it to work.


          Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 Hosted network support for Windows 10

          • 2. Re: Hosted network using the AC7265

            With WIN 10, Lenovo X1 Carbon hosted WLAN works with driver version on AC 7265

            with later driver versions the support is gone. And I guess this is done intentionally and it would be nice and customer friendly from intel to reactivate the function in newer driver versions


            C:\WINDOWS\system32>netsh wlan show driver


            Schnittstellenname: WiFi


                Treiber                   : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265

                Hersteller                : Intel Corporation

                Anbieter                  : Intel

                Datum                     : 22.06.2015

                Version                   :

                INF-Datei                 : C:\WINDOWS\INF\oem137.inf

                Dateien                   : 3 insgesamt




                Typ                       : Wi-Fi-Treiber (Ursprungsversion)

                Unterstützte Funktypen    : 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n 802.11a 802.11ac

                FIPS 140-2-Modus wird unterstützt: Ja

                802.11w Management Frame Protection wird unterstützt: Ja

                Unterstützte gehostete Netzwerke  : Ja

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            • 3. Re: Hosted network using the AC7265



              Thanks for that. Perhaps it is possible on my system (HP Spectre 360) that if I install the driver you refer to I could create a hosted network.





              • 4. Re: Hosted network using the AC7265

                According to this doc: http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/dual-band-wireless-ac-7265-brief.pdf  it is supported and able to connect as client and serve as SoftAP simultaneously (see tech spec -> architecture). I was using my NUC with this card as AP in my home but now I cannot as updated drivers prevented me to do so. Further when I revert to older drivers I can't provide internet connection to this wifi (even though I have the same configuration of ICS). Mobile hotspot available in preview versions of Windows 10 also cannot share internet over this wifi card (but it works for me when doing the same on mobile).


                As NUC (5i5RYK @ Windows 10 x64) is meant to build some custom solutions it would be nice to not restrict possibilities and ways of using it. Please release a driver that allows what's in tech spec.