Intel published this revocation list about the AC-7260 and other wics containing a firmware/driver bug September 2013. It's now December 2015, and this WIC has been beyond broken this entire time. There's no fix, no device settings that will change this. To trigger the bug you just need a little wireless contention, like going to a Hotel.
http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-034535.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — TechNote: Sporadic Wireless Disconnects Caused by Data Reordering Issue
When will we see a fix, if ever? I've seen other Intel employees saying turn it off and on again, however this is beyond disgusting.
Please let us know exactly the issue you are experiencing with your wireless adapter as well as information about your system in order to provide you assistance.
All issues in reference to the https://web.archive.org/web/20151107205621/http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-034535.h... Intel® Wi-Fi Products — TechNote: Sporadic Wireless Disconnects Caused by Data Reordering Issue have been fixed after driver version 17.1xxx
If you are experience a issue different from any of those reported by other customers previously, we are more than interested in knowing what it is in order to help you.
OP, what symptom are you experiencing? I've never heard of this before, but I experience frequent inexplicable hangs of IE11. I'm wondering if this might have something to do with it.
darylm if you do something as simple as `ping -t 18.104.22.168` and browse the web, the condition will be reproduced (wireless frame dropouts without losing sync to the AP). If not, try going to a Denny's or Hotel, or using a shared WAP. I still find it completely bizarre that aleki_intel didn't bother to even read the OP, to see that there's a news release describing the issue, and that it is indeed not fixed.
When will this critical issue be resolved? I'm constantly VPNing into customer environments, and I'm sure these wireless controllers are being used in health. Why has this taken 2+ years and there's still not even close to a recommendation nor fix from Intel? I used to recommend Intel to everyone, I was burned recently by the X710, and now this Wireless NIC; what happened intel_admin?
I see that the press release that I linked to was deleted......
https://web.archive.org/web/20151107205621/http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-034535.h... Intel® Wi-Fi Products — TechNote: Sporadic Wireless Disconnects Caused by Data Reordering Issue
Why was closed? This is the exact described issue. There are hundreds of threads about this product and model not working.
This summarized the issue quite well, and linked to 6 other threads on the Intel board alone. On the Ubuntu boards, and elsewhere this shows the product to be completely broken. Why has this not been fixed?
Link 1- /thread/44899?start=30&tstart=0 https://communities.intel.com/thread/44899?start=30&tstart=0
Link 2- /message/219453# 219453 https://communities.intel.com/message/219453# 219453
Link 3-/message/220237# 220237 https://communities.intel.com/message/220237# 220237
Link 4-/message/219393# 219393 https://communities.intel.com/message/219393# 219393
Link 5-/thread/45025?start=30&tstart=0 https://communities.intel.com/thread/45025?start=30&tstart=0
Link 6-/thread/38550?start=45&tstart=0 https://communities.intel.com/thread/38550?start=45&tstart=0
Link 7-http://www.neowin.net/news/intels-wi-fi-adapters-connectivity-issues-plague-users Intel&# 039;s Wi-Fi adapters connectivity issues plague users - Neowin
Link 8-http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/Networking-Wi-Fi/P55-A5312-Wifi-Loosing-Connectivity-Intel-7260-Mini-Pc... P55-A5312 - Wifi Loosing Connectivity - Intel 7260... - TOSHIBA FORUMS
Link 9-https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Idea-Windows-based-Tablets-and/Tip-Temp-work-around-for-Intel-7260-wire... Tip: Temp work around for Intel 7260 wireless card... - Lenovo Community
Link 10-http://www.todaysquestions.com/111927/intel-wireless-ac-7260-random-disconnects-on-windows-8-1 Intel Wireless AC 7260 random disconnects on Windows 8.1 - Today's questions