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Dealing with Driver Options

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The NUC:


VERSION: J68196-602




Network connections

I have a variety of Intel network resources in my NUC, only one is being used.

That is my Intel Ethernet connection 1219-LM which connects to my router.
It is connected to I a Linksys EA7300 handling my current networking.


An Intel 1210 Gigabit Ethernet network connection is unused (not a problem)


Intel Dual Band Wireless – AC 8265  “Not operational” “Disconnected”


An unnamed “Bluetooth Network Connection” shown as  ” Not operational”


Two Microsoft (active) Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapters are also listed. (Windows 10)


I assume that the Linksys is taking care of Bluetooth and WiFi?.


Finally—The question: Am I using my NUC resources effectively? Could the NUC take over the WiFi, Bluetooth and Network tasks without using the Linksys router, or is the router more flexible or perhaps it takes some of the processing load from the NUC?


The same sort of question goes for the graphics and audio. I have a listing of:

For Audio           

               Intel Display Audio

               AMD High Definition Device

               Realtek High Definition Audio

For Display:

               Intel HD Graphics

               Radeon RX Vega M GH


How do I choose or activate these resources-or can I? Is everything automatically selected?


Finally, Thanks for your patience in dealing with these questions. I consider myself about a 7 on a ten point scale of computer literacy, but this sort of information has proved very hard to dig out.

Greg Schultz





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Hello Kupuna,

Thank you for posting on the Intel communities. 

In this case, it seems that the Intel® NUC is working as expected and not having any issues. 

Regarding your inquiries about if you are using the resources effectively if you are not using some devices, you have the possibility to disable them in the BIOS. For example, if you are not using the LAN port of the NUC, you can disable it so that the NUC redirects those resources to other devices. 

It is important for you to know that we don't recommend disabling video, audio, or any device that is necessary for the proper functioning of the NUC. 


Josue O.  

Intel Customer Support Technician

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Hello Kupuna,

We have not heard back from you, so we will close this thread. If you need any additional information, please submit a new question as this thread will no longer be monitored.


Josue O.  

Intel Customer Support Technician

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