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Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7260 Problem

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January 9, 2014 11:58:27 AM

I bought this PCIe card to use in my Windows 7 64-bit computer in order to connect to my Wireless ac router (Apple Airport Extreme 802.11ac). The computer will connect just fine to my network, but only as a 802.11 N client.

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make it connect 802.11ac. I have the latest drivers from the Intel support site installed and have tried the Intel Proset software as well as the Windows 7 networking.

When using the Windows 7 advanced wireless adapter configuration, all 802.11 a, b, g, b&g and so on are offered as options but not ac.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Mark
a c 204 F Wireless
a b $ Windows 7
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January 9, 2014 1:56:23 PM

Try setting up the router as ac only and then when you connect, it can only connect as ac.
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January 9, 2014 5:06:19 PM

RealBeast said:
Try setting up the router as ac only and then when you connect, it can only connect as ac.


I'll try that to see if it works. It would be a temporary solution, however, since most of the clients in the house that connect to the router are b/g/n.

Thanks,

Mark
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January 9, 2014 5:11:33 PM

See if you can set up the 5GHz as ac and the 2.4GHz as N in the router.
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February 10, 2014 6:15:13 AM

Mark,
Did you ever figure this out? I have the same adapter and the same questions! Did you find a way to confirm that you are connected via AC?
Thanks,
Raymond

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February 10, 2014 6:29:43 AM

Yes, I solved it by returning the PCI wireless adapter and buying a 802.11ac USB 3.0 adapter. The driver software will allow you to specify its using the 802.11ac radio. With the PCI adapter, this was not the case - wireless ac was not even a choice. Here's what I got and it works perfectly:

Edimax Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB 3.0 Adapter (EW-7822UAC), which I purchased from Amazon.

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February 10, 2014 7:49:49 AM

Mark,
Interesting. Thanks for the information. I am not quite ready to give up on the AC 7260 just yet so I will continue to search. I feel like there is just one piece of the puzzle missing, but even after 30+ years of PC use, I am still woefully ignorant regarding networking and wireless in particular.
Regards,
Raymond
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June 9, 2014 4:45:32 AM

Hi there, I have successfully connected to my router via 802.11ac

I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and my router is a ASUS RT-AC68U.

Driver version is 17.0.3 which can be downloaded via the link below.

http://link

The following settings allows me to connect at 866 Mbps.

802.11n Channel Width for 2.4 GHz : Auto
802.11n Channel Width for 5.2 GHz : Auto
Ad Hoc Channel 802.11b/g : 1
Ad Hoc QoS Mode : WMM Disabled
ARP offload for WoWLAN : Enabled
Bluetooth(R) AMP : Enabled
Fat Channel Intolerant : Disabled
GTK rekeying for WoWLAN : Enabled
HT Mode : VHT Mode
Mixed Mode Protection : CTS-to-self Enabled
NS offload for WoWLAN : Enabled
Preferred Band : 1. No Preference
Roaming Aggressiveness : 5. Highest
Sleep on WoWLAN Disconnect : Disabled
Transmit Power : 5. Highest
U-APSD support : Enabled
Wake on Magic Packet : Enabled
Wake on Pattern Match : Enabled
Wireless Mode : 6. 802.11a/b/g

I hope they work for you too.

Regards

Charlie Elliott
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