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Intel 9260 not working at 1.73 Gbps


I had bought this card: Intel-9260-NGW-WiFi-BT-5-0-Card-Dual-Band-WLAN-M-2-NGFF-1-73Gbps-01AX769-W25 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-9260-NGW-WiFi-BT-5-0-Card-Dual-Band-WLAN-M-2-NGFF-1-73Gbps-01AX769-W25-/232756669233 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-9260-NGW-WiFi-BT-5-0-Card-Dual-Band-WLAN-M-2-NGFF-1-73Gbps-01AX769-W25-/232756669233

The hardware Id is:


I have this Dell XPS 15 9570 computer:

1 210-AOYM XPS 15 (9570)

1 486-27723 CNX97007

1 338-BOMR 8th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-8950HK Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.8 GHz, 6 cores)

1 370-AEFR 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 2666MHz

1 490-BEMR NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1050Ti with 4GB GDDR5

I'm using Windows 10.

The thing is my network connection doesn't go faster than 866.7 Mbps.

From what I can read, that's wave 1. Reference: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005725/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005725/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking.html

But, I get 1.3 Gbps with my old MacBook Pro using both of my routers:


I'm using this latest driver: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/99445/Intel-Wireless-AC-9260 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/99445/Intel-Wireless-AC-9260I had connected both antennas into the card like this picture: https://imgur.com/OiKY6Bt https://imgur.com/OiKY6BtSo, my question are:


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Hello juanbretti,



Thank you for posting your inquiry in our Intel ® communities.



In this case, In order to assist you, please go ahead and uninstall completely all the current drivers, and install them again by following the instructions on this link (even if you already have the latest ones):




Here is the link for the latest drivers:




As well you may want to try our Recommend advanced settings available at:




You may try to please access your router and make sure that you do not have any QoS (quality of service) active on it.


If none of these steps work, please consider that the installation or use of Intel® Wireless Adapters is subject to country-specific legal regulations. In certain countries, the products can only be installed in systems that have a system-level regulatory approval. The Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or Original Design Manufacturer (OEM/ODM) or the installer of the device must obtain approval.


Before you install the device in a system, you must contact the manufacturer to determine if the product is approved for use in a specific system and country. You are required to follow the manufacturer's post-approval requirements.


If the manufacturer does not have the necessary approvals, the party installing the device is responsible for approvals. Installing adapters in an unauthorized system may be illegal. The end user is not authorized to install the wireless adapters. Only the manufacturer or its authorized representative can install the adapters.


If you have already performed the integration, it is important to understand that it may not work due to hardware or software compatibility issues or dependencies.


Intel ® is a supplier of laptop components and does not manufacture or sell complete laptop systems. Each OEM/ODM may have altered the features, incorporated customizations, or made other changes to the software or hardware packaging they provide.


The only retail wireless adapters currently supported by Intel® are the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 + Bluetooth® for Desktop, and the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 Desktop Kit.



I hope this helps.





Diego S.


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Diego S.,

Thank you very much for your reply...

But I think the answer to my question is better approach at SNBForums: https://www.snbforums.com/threads/intel-9260-not-working-at-1-73-gbps.48787/ https://www.snbforums.com/threads/intel-9260-not-working-at-1-73-gbps.48787/

And this reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/Dell/comments/9ecnce/intel_9260_on_xps_9570_not_working_at_173_gbps/ https://www.reddit.com/r/Dell/comments/9ecnce/intel_9260_on_xps_9570_not_working_at_173_gbps/

For example, as mentioned by https://www.reddit.com/user/Bardo_Pond/ Bardo_Pond at this https://www.reddit.com/r/Dell/comments/9ecnce/intel_9260_on_xps_9570_not_working_at_173_gbps/e5obqcv/ reddit

The 9260 supports 2 antennas, so the maximum bandwidth is going to be 2 x .

On most 802.11ac AP's this stream bandwidth is going to be 433Mbps, given that you are using 80Mhz channels or less. Hence you are limited to 867Mbps (433 x 2) rather than 1.3Gbps (433 x 3) as your Macbook Pro has 3 antennas.

The rating on Intel's site of 1733Mbps is assuming you are using 160Mhz channels under ideal conditions. 160mhz is not common and can have problems due to congestion. Your wireless AP/router will need to support 160Mhz channels, you'll then have to configure it as it is generally not on by default.

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Hello juanbretti


Thank you for your response.


I totally understand.


In this case our best recommendation is the one provided above as the manufacturer is the one to determine if the product is approved for use in a specific system.


I hope this helps.




Diego S.


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