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Laptops keeps disconnecting AC-7260


Some of the laptops in our school network keeps disconnecting at various times during the day.

We have found the following event logs.

Source: NETwNs64

Event Id: 7001

"The description for Event ID 7001 from source NETwNs64 cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer."

We also get the following more than 40 times with 3 different Event Id numbers (5005, 5032, 5035) but the event message is all the same as shown below.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:


Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

The specified resource type cannot be found in the image file

Has anyone come across this issue before?

We are using driver version driver date 23-08-2015

Thanks in advance

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Before we go any further, We recommend that you tried the latest drivers provided by your computer nanufacturer. Here is the link to their contact information: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/topics/OEMs.html Computer Manufacturer Support Websites



As a second option, you may try our latest generic driver version 18.40.0 found in this link: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/75439/Intel-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC-7260 Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260. Just make sure to donwload the one according to your OS version and architecture 32 or 64 Bit



You may want to perform a clean installation for better results. Here is how you can do it.



1. Download and save the driver version mentioned above.

2. Go to Control Panel, Programs and Features and Uninstall "Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software", if it is installed. When prompted, choose the option to "Discard settings".

3. In Control Panel, Device Manager, Network Adapters, right click on the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 and Uninstall it. Make sure you mark the option to "Delete the driver software for this device".

4. Reboot the PC or scan for hardware changes, check device manager and if an older driver is detected and installed, repeat the actions to uninstall and delete it as well. Repeat this process until the OS does not allow deleting the driver, or until the controller shows as Unknown Device.

5. Reboot or scan for hardware changes, then uninstall and delete any older driver versions as you did for the Wireless adapter.

6. Install the Intel® Wireless driver. During the first steps of PROSet/Wireless installation, make sure to customize the installation and install all the 3 driver component.



*Once you have done this procedure, test the connection and let us know if you still encouter the same situation. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
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