Hi, I recently started using the Bluetooth function (had wired kbd, mouse) on a NUC7i3BNK. When Bluetooth is on, no wireless networks are detected. The NUC is running Windows 10 1809 and I have tried several versions of drivers for Bluetooth and the AC-8265 adapter. Currently both are latest from Intel site. Have tried a Windows 'network reset' several times. Have tried removing the devices in device manager and letting them re-populate. Also tried upgrading the BIOS on NUC to latest.
I tried using a 5ghz only SSID from my WAP (a UniFi AP-AC-Pro) which works fine from my Mac laptop. The 5ghz network is detected only when I disable Bluetooth adapter on the NUC. Even then, Windows takes quite a while (2-5 minutes) to actually find the network, even with Preferred Band set to 5ghz under the AC-8265 settings. This seems to be a common complaint about Windows and its wireless support, though.
There doesn't really seem to be a solution to this that I can find. Has anyone else found a workaround? I will probably buy a USB Bluetooth connector. But I'm a bit disappointed the Intel hardware/drivers can't seem to make it all work. Would it be possible to extend an antenna connector from the Wi-Fi board inside the NUC to outside the chassis?
Thanks for any suggestions!