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Intel Wireless-N 7260

My Lenovo IdeaPad U530 Touch is supposed to have Wireless-N 7260 wireless adapter. It is identified as such in Win8 Device Manager. However, the Intel Driver Update Utility indicates that I have a Wireless-AC 7260 wireless adapter. How can I determine which is correct?

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Download http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/ Inssider and see if you can get a signal on 5 GHz band. If not, you have the Intel Wireless-N 7260.

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I don't think my router supports 5GHz.

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To see the complete details of the WiFi adapter, launch command prompt. Then copy and paste this text below:

netsh wlan show driver

You should see something like this below:

C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan show driver

Interface name: Wireless Network Connection

Driver : Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260

 

Vendor : Intel Corporation

 

Provider : Intel

 

Date : 8/29/2013

 

Version : 16.1.5.2

 

INF file : C:\Windows\INF\oem44.inf

 

Files : 3 total

 

C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\NETwsw02.sys

 

C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\Netwfw02.dat

 

C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vwifibus.sys

 

Type : Native Wi-Fi Driver

 

Radio types supported : 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n 802.11a

 

FIPS 140-2 mode supported : Yes

 

Hosted network supported : Yes

 

Authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode:

 

Open None

 

Open WEP-40bit

 

Open WEP-104bit

 

Open WEP

 

Shared WEP-40bit

 

Shared WEP-104bit

 

Shared WEP

 

WPA-Enterprise TKIP

 

WPA-Enterprise CCMP

 

WPA-Personal TKIP

 

WPA-Personal CCMP

 

WPA2-Enterprise TKIP

 

WPA2-Enterprise CCMP

 

WPA2-Personal TKIP

 

WPA2-Personal CCMP

 

Open Vendor defined

 

Authentication and cipher supported in ad-hoc mode:

 

Open None

 

Open WEP-40bit

 

Open WEP-104bit

 

Open WEP

 

Shared WEP-40bit

 

Shared WEP-104bit

 

Shared WEP

 

WPA2-Personal CCMP

 

C:\Windows\system32>

Copy and paste all of the texts from the command prompt and I'll let you know if you really have Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 or Intel Wireless-N 7260.

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We also have the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260.

http://ark.intel.com/compare/75439,75440,75174 http://ark.intel.com/compare/75439,75440,75174

FBOL, you may contact your system manufacturer in order to verify with them which adapter came with your system.

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I have the same system as the OP running windows 8.1. The driver update utility thinks I have Intel dual band wireless AC 7260.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]

(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Jay>netsh wlan show driver

Interface name: Wi-Fi

Driver : Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260

Vendor : Intel Corporation

Provider : Intel

Date : 8/29/2013

Version : 16.1.5.2

INF file : C:\WINDOWS\INF\oem73.inf

Files : 12 total

C:\Intel\Wireless\Setup.exe

C:\Intel\Wireless\setup.xml

C:\Intel\Wireless\Data\WiFi.msi

C:\Intel\Wireless\Data\WiFi1.cab

C:\Intel\Wireless\Data\Driver.msi

C:\Intel\Wireless\Data\Drv1.cab

C:\Intel\Wireless\Data_BTHS\BTHS.msi

C:\Intel\Wireless\Data_BTHS\IntelHS.cab

C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\NETwew02.sys

C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\Netwfw02.dat

C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\vwifibus.sys

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Netwuw01.dll

Type : Native Wi-Fi Driver

Radio types supported : 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n

FIPS 140-2 mode supported : Yes

802.11w Management Frame Protection supported : Yes

Hosted network supported : Yes

Authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode:

Open None

Open WEP-40bit

Open WEP-104bit

Open WEP

WPA-Enterprise TKIP

WPA-Enterprise CCMP

WPA-Personal TKIP

WPA-Personal CCMP

WPA2-Enterprise TKIP

WPA2-Enterprise CCMP

WPA2-Personal TKIP

WPA2-Personal CCMP

Open Vendor defined

Authentication and cipher supported in ad-hoc mode:

Open None

Open WEP-40bit

Open WEP-104bit

Open WEP

WPA2-Personal CCMP

IHV service present : Yes

IHV adapter OUI : [00 80 86], type: [00]

IHV extensibility DLL path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\IWMSSvc.dll

IHV UI extensibility ClSID: {1bf6cb2d-2ae0-4879-a7aa-a75834fbd0e3}

IHV diagnostics CLSID : {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

C:\Users\Jay>

The computer does not see the 5gb channels from my router, just 2.4gb. Something is wrong with the driver update utility.

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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]

(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Jay>netsh wlan show driver

Interface name: Wi-Fi

Driver : Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260

Vendor : Intel Corporation

Provider : Intel

Date : 8/29/2013

Version : 16.1.5.2

INF file : C:\WINDOWS\INF\oem73.inf

Files : 12 total

C:\Intel\Wireless\Setup.exe

C:\Intel\Wireless\setup.xml

C:\Intel\Wireless\Data\WiFi.msi

C:\Intel\Wireless\Data\WiFi1.cab

C:\Intel\Wireless\Data\Driver.msi

C:\Intel\Wireless\Data\Drv1.cab

C:\Intel\Wireless\Data_BTHS\BTHS.msi

C:\Intel\Wireless\Data_BTHS\IntelHS.cab

C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\NETwew02.sys

C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\Netwfw02.dat

C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\vwifibus.sys

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Netwuw01.dll

Type : Native Wi-Fi Driver

Radio types supported : 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n

FIPS 140-2 mode supported : Yes

802.11w Management Frame Protection supported : Yes

Hosted network supported : Yes

Authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode:

Open None

Open WEP-40bit

Open WEP-104bit

Open WEP

WPA-Enterprise TKIP

WPA-Enterprise CCMP

WPA-Personal TKIP

WPA-Personal CCMP

WPA2-Enterprise TKIP

WPA2-Enterprise CCMP

WPA2-Personal TKIP

WPA2-Personal CCMP

Open Vendor defined

Authentication and cipher supported in ad-hoc mode:

Open None

Open WEP-40bit

Open WEP-104bit

Open WEP

WPA2-Personal CCMP

IHV service present : Yes

IHV adapter OUI : [00 80 86], type: [00]

IHV extensibility DLL path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\IWMSSvc.dll

IHV UI extensibility ClSID: {1bf6cb2d-2ae0-4879-a7aa-a75834fbd0e3}

IHV diagnostics CLSID : {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}.

Windows tells you that you don't have 802.11a radio support. As such, you have the Intel Wireless-N 7260. Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 will have 802.11a and 802.11ac reported by Windows in addition to 802.11 b/g/n radios of Intel Wireless-N 7260. Try manually updating your Proset software and drivers using this link:https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=3622&DwnldID=23258&ProductFamily=Wire... Download Center. If Windows detects it again as Intel Wireless-N 7260, you really have that WiFi adapter. The best way to make sure what WiFi adapter you really have is to open up your laptop and see the name of the WiFi adapter there.

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