The Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 and other current Intel® Wireless adapters are not designed to be used as Wireless Hotspots (Infrastructure mode). They only include basic Hosted Network functionality (Ad-hoc, WiFi direct).
You can find more information about this topic in the following thread: Hosted network using the AC7265
I can confirm that it is possible.
Using the information found at: https://communities.intel.com/thread/102972 I did get it to work on my Windows 10 Dell Inspiron_7568_2-in-1.
In my case I couldn't get it to work using version 220.127.116.11, but it did work using version 18.104.22.168.
Here is a copy of the message (just in case). I found the windows 10 64bit driver searching the web, don't have the link now:
I ran in to the same issue trying to connect to a IBSS network on Windows 10 using Intel Dual band Wireless-AC 8260 Driver 22.214.171.124.
netsh wlan show wirelesscapabilities
WDI Version (Windows) : 0.1.0.1
WDI Version (IHV) : 0.1.0.1
Soft AP : Not supported
IBSS : Not Supported
Rolling back to 126.96.36.199 (Windows 8.1) driver enables what's needed to connect:
WDI Version (Windows) : 0.0.0.0
WDI Version (IHV) : 0.0.0.0
Soft AP : Supported
IBSS : Supported
- Install the 8260 driver for Windows 8.1 on your Windows 10 Download Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 8.1*.
- Device Manager,
- right-click on your Wireless Network Adapter,
- Update driver software,
- Browse My Computer for driver software,
- Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer,
- Choose your older driver,
- Verify using netsh:
- netsh wlan show wirelesscapabilities
- netsh wlan show driver
My guess is that Intel removed SoftAP, Hosted Network support from their latest driver as IBSS (Native 802.11 Miniport Drivers (Windows Drivers) ) is deprecated by Microsoft and might stop working by upgrading Windows in a unknown future.
Hope it helps