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Intel 7265/3165/7260/3160/8260/8265 NIC drivers with AptX support

dandreye
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Hello All,

Where can I find Intel 7265/3165/7260/3160/8260/8265 NIC drivers with AptX (ideally incl Low Latency) support for my Lenovo ThinkPad laptops equipped with those NICs? Similar ones to these ones I suppose:

https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-uk/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=90wtd

https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-uk/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=100j9

There's an old thread about the one for 8260 but that's for Dell:

https://community.intel.com/t5/Intel-NUCs/Intel-Wireless-AC-8265-Support-of-Bluetooth-aptX-low-laten...

Unless similar Lenovo ones exist will these Dell ones work safely? 

 

Many thanks in advance!

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AndrewG_Intel
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Hello @dandreye

Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.


Please allow us to check further regarding these inquiries, as soon as we have more details available we will be posting back in the thread.


Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician


AndrewG_Intel
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Hello dandreye

Thank you for your patience in this matter. In order to answer your inquiries, we would like to inform you that on Windows* 10 Bluetooth profiles are managed natively by the operating system (OS), therefore Windows* supports APT-X and APT Low Latency with the AD2P profile along with all Bluetooth profiles, no additional software or driver is required for this functionality.

Since Windows* 10 manages all codecs for Bluetooth therefore if the system has not this codec, we would advise contacting Microsoft* Support for more details and assistance.

 

Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician

dandreye
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Hi Andrew,

Thanks for your research and the reply but it's Windows 8.1 here... upgrading to Windows 10 is not an option for several reasons in my circumstances, that's why I'm looking for the Intel drivers. 

 

Thanks & Regards,

D

AndrewG_Intel
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Hello dandreye

Thank you for your response and for the clarification. Please allow us to look into this regarding support on Windows. 8.1. As soon as we have more details available, we will be posting back in the thread.


Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician


AndrewG_Intel
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Hello dandreye

We are still checking regarding this inquiry; however, we would like you to provide us with the following information in order to clarify some details:

 

  1. Have you tried already the drivers available in Intel® Download Center or the drivers from your Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Lenovo*?
  2. What is the issue? Are the drivers not working to get the codec working on those wireless adapters?
  3. What have you tried already? What did it work and what is not working?

 

Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

dandreye
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Hi Andrew - let me try:

I didn't have to install any drivers manually for any of those adapters as that was taken care of during Windows 8.1 installation. There's no AptX with them though. I just recently learned about AptX support by some Intel drivers for those NICs from a few threads on the Internet, e.g. this one:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/intel-aptx-driver-download.794032/

If you could point me at the right ones for those NICs with AptX support (ideally incl AptX LL) I'd give them a try. I haven't tried any so far as the only ones that are known to have AptX support come for Dell laptops and I'm unsure if it's safe to try them on my Lenovo ones. Are there similar ones for Lenovo laptops? 

Many thanks in advance!

AndrewG_Intel
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Hello dandreye

Thank you for your response and for the details provided. Please allow us to check further about this. We will be posting back as soon as possible.


Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician


AndrewG_Intel
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Hello dandreye


After checking this further, our recommendation is to address and check these concerns with the Computer Manufacturers (OEM) of the systems that come with those wireless cards as there could be several variables including operating system (OS) versions and legacy drivers involved.


Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician


AndrewG_Intel
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Hello dandreye

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


Best regards,

Andrew G.

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