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AC 7260 Not Showing 802.11a Connectivity


I have a recently purchased Fujitsu laptop with an Intel 7620 network card. When I run "netsh wlan show driver" from the command prompt it shows radio type- 802.11b 802.11g and 802.11n. However, the Intel driver update utility shows the product detected as Intel Dual Band Wireless - AC 7260 which means it should support 802.11a. Does anyone have an explanation for this apparent discrepancy? The installed driver is version16.6.0.8 and I am running Windows7 Pro 64 bit.

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Hello Almara, thank for posting.

This question has been asked in the past in /thread/47426 a different thread. However, I just noticed that relying on the command you used or "netsh wlan show interfaces" can be misleading. Let me explain my point: those commands depend on the settings used in the wireless adapter properties window; for example, my dual band wireless adapter is right now forced to connect at 5 GHz and the commands are only giving me 802.11a, this is because the wireless mode was set to strictly use 802.11a.

I recommend you to take a look into the Wireless Mode drop down menu in the Advanced tab. The articles below show the steps for you to get into this window. If the adapter does not show 802.11a as an option, it does not support 802.11ac and will be only single band.

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-025417.htm Intel� Wi-Fi Products; Identify your Intel wireless adapter and driver version number

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-025393.htm Intel� Wi-Fi Products; What are the advanced Wi-Fi adapter settings?