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Intel NUC and the AX210 6GHz band


             I have been using  an Intel NUC NUC6CAYH as a Network Attached Storage via OpenMediaVault.  I have been wanting a little bit more control over things. (Setting up a Minecraft Sever, Other game servers and run different programs via the local network)  I know I can do these things via Docker but it is a bit too advanced for me). I wanted to see if I could use windows 10 as a NAS.  As I had read about other people using Windows 10 as their storage needs.  

     Using the Intel Wireless 9260 Wi-Fi card with OMV, I was getting speeds around 120MB's writing to and reading from, my main PC that is connected to the 6GHz band via its own AX210 Wi-Fi card.   I was never able to trouble shoot  how to install a driver for the AX200 card onto OMV. I even tried installing the AX210 as a little humor, already knowing the AX210 is not really supported in OMV yet, if ever.    Since I have the Asus AXE11000 router, I wanted both my main PC and the Intel NUC to use the 6GHz band. Right now, I have the 5GHz band compatible with AC devices. Meaning, I had to knock down the total speed of the 5Ghz band in order for the NUC to be on the network. However all devices in my house support AX except the NUC when, using OMV.    My own eyes has proved that the 9260 Wi-Fi Card is faster than hard wiring it. Thus, I do not want to connect it to the ethernet port.  I would like to use the 6GHz band.

       When using Windows 10 Pro on the 6GHz band on the NUC, I am getting a max transfer of 16MB's.  When switching to the 5GHz band on the same AX210, I am getting 35MB's.  I installed the 9260 back into the NUC and did a test transfer.  I am only getting around 50MB's via the 5Ghz band.  The NUC is in the same room as the router and my main PC is directly above the router in the floor above.  The main PC has no problems with connecting to he 6GHz band at full speed.  The 6GHz band is broadcasting at 160MHz and channel 37.  I did try switching to other channels but did not help.  I have had no problems connecting wirelessly with OpenMediaVault for the last year or so.  I just wanted to try something new.

  The driver version I have installed is:  I have the latest version of Windows 10 installed. the security on the 6 band is enhanced open.

So, the  question is, How do I get the AX210 6Ghz band, reading/writing above 100MB's on Windows 10 Pro on the NUC? I have installed a 4TB SSD as the OS/NAS drive storage. other drives are connected to USB ports as well.  They are a 10TB drive, 4TB drive and a 256GB SSD.  They all transferred above 50MB's when they were running on OpenMediaVault.  My first thought was maybe the NUC was not powerful enough to reach the speeds. My main PC is a 9900KS and the NUC is only a 4 core 1.5GHz processor.

I have attached the SSU.  It will list that I have 2 Intel wireless AX210's for some reason.  It does that on my main PC which does not seem effected as it runs at full speed.  So, I would ignore that.  I do not know why it is duplicated.

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New Contributor I
A very good question. I'm trying to figure out if you are helping me. Trying to help me. Or I'm on some kind of a ransom from Intel.
I'm looking at the same ax210 wifi card on Amazon to upgrade my NUC6i7KYK. It's so cheap. But, I have no idea if the forum even noticed me Running the Windows 8.1 Industry Embedded Pro. Which is the main function of the NUC.
Of course I got my Student account back from the top and finally found the sources for Windows 10 education.
As far I see now this may bee a hardware change. Drivers are available.
If that's the case you need to run the prompt command for netsht{whatever that's spelled like}
To reset the IP. It's most likely the Windows OS slowing you down. It's communicating through a default arrangement net write driver. Most usual problem. Try it. Let us know.
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Hello Random1sand0s


Thank you for posting on the Intel️® communities. 

To answer your questions, Intel has only validated the following WIFI adapters for Arches Canyon products:

  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168, 3168NGW
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265, 7260NGW BN

Your problem seems to be mainly related to an unsupported adapter. Please keep in mind that this thread will no longer be monitored by Intel. Thank you for your understanding. 



David G 

Intel Customer Support Technician 


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