I just purchased an Intel AC 7260 (7260.hmwg) for a desktop system, a Shuttle XH61V. I installed the Intel drivers and software utility. When I try to connect to my home WIFI network, or any network, I get a Windows message saying no available networks. I know there are many networks in the area. The Intel wireless diagnostic software also says there are no available networks. The drivers appeared to install correctly and I see no conflicts with Device Manager.
I don't know if this is a deal breaker, but I don't have the adapter connected to any type of antenna. Should I buy an internal antenna, like the ones used for laptops ?
Hello Ran_dall, thanks for contacting us through the Intel Communities.
There are a few things to consider when installing a laptop's wireless adapter to a desktop.
You can make it as resolved. I've tried Ubuntu live dvd, and there is the same thing there. So it is not a problem of Windows or Drivers. It is a firmware or hardware problem. Since there is no info about how to upgrade firmware on this adapter. you need to replace it.
The most common cause for this scenario is that the antennas are disconnected.
Please note that in the desktop adapter the antennas are numbered (ANT1/ANT2), so they need to be connected to the corresponding plug.