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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 versus Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 card


Using 2 laptops one with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 card and the other Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 card with 802.11n router. With 7260 getting 130mbps and about half with 3260. What can I do to improve?

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Our first recommendation is to confimr with the computer manufactuer your adapters are running the latest drivers as their drivers are customized in order to be fully compatible to the system it was meant to be installed by the manufacturer: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/topics/OEMs.html Computer Manufacturer Support Websites - Please, bear in mind that other things need to be taken into consideration such as:

1. Make sure your router/modem is running the latest firmware as well.

2. Check your computer for any possible background tacks that could be using internet that may impact

3. If necessary, utilized a tool of your preference and trust to check the channels and, if that is the case, move to a less crowded one.

4. Disable Bluetooth* if not in use as they share the same antennas with W-Fi and therefore, impacting directly on the connection.

5. Also, check our solutions below as they contain information that could provide you a better experience:

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005615.html?wapkw=3160&wapkwg=featured TechNote: Access Point Interoperability Issue with uAPSD

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005585.html Advanced Wi-Fi Adapter Settings

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005582.html?wapkw=technote Resolving Wi-Fi Connection Issues

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005544.html Recommended Settings for 802.11n Connectivity

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005750.html WiFi Frequently Asked Questions for Network and I/O

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005493.html Quick Checks That Might Improve or Fix Connection Issues

Let us know if these tips and solutions helped you resolving your issue.

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Honored Contributor II

Hello msmith20011,

It's been several days since our last interaction. We would like to know if the information and recommendation we provided you above helped you resolve the issue.

Please let us know at your earliest convenience.

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