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Did the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 is EOL ?

idata
Community Manager
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Hello,

I would like to know if the module Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 is end of life ? If yes when is the last call for buying ?

Thank in advance

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AlHill
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The STATUS does not indicate EOL: http://ark.intel.com/products/75439/Intel-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC-7260 Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Product Specifications

However, it is more than 4 years old, so how much time can be left...

Question: Is this for a desktop or laptop?

Doc

idata
Community Manager
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Thank you Al

We use the Wirelles-AC 7260 for Laptop. Did you know how long we can still buy it from the offical EOL of this module ?

AlHill
Super User
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I cannot answer that.

However, I have to let you know that these adaptors are only to be installed by OEMs and integrators:

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005687.html Regulatory Information Regarding Hardware Installation or Upgrade

Also, you may experience problems:

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005846.html Why Doesn't My Laptop Recognize My New Intel® Wireless Adapter?

Doc

idata
Community Manager
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Ok, thank you,

yes we pass through our OEM for integrate, but they told us that the module AC 7260 is EOL ?

AlHill
Super User
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We will have to wait for the Intel Support Staff to verify. As the link I provided says, it is not EOL yet. But, it being four years old, it may be the database is not yet updated.

Doc

idata
Community Manager
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Hello Victor.Decat and Al Hill,

 

 

The Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 is not EOL yet, but this product's discontinuation notice has already been released:

 

 

Change Notification # : http://qdms.intel.com/dm/i.aspx/E8013CA9-968C-42CC-93D7-5E022606F6D0/PCN114990-00.pdf 114990-00 (10/21/2016).

 

 

"Intel® is announcing the discontinuance of the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Products.

 

Intel® will focus its efforts on current and future WiFi Products including: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265, Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260, and Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265."

 

 

Last Shipment December 29, 2017.

 

 

Please keep in mind that the EOL status only affects direct distribution. These products will continue to receive support until they reach their EOIS (end of interactive support) status, which has not been announced yet.

 

 

Product change notifications can be found under each product's http://ark.intel.com ark.intel.com page, under "Ordering and Compliance."

 

 

Best regards,

 

Carlos A.
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