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Latest driver for intel dual band wireless-n 7260 Win 10 64bit

ckrause
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Hello,

I´m looking for the latest driver for the Intel dual band wireless-n 7260 for Windows 10 64bit. The official support pages are not available (404). It would be very nice if anyone could tell me a download link. (f.e. url )

Thanks and best regards,

Christian

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n_scott_pearson
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Check your Private messages.

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n_scott_pearson
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There is no driver for Windows 11 for this adapter. Simply put, this adapter was discontinued long before Windows 11 was released and thus drivers never got developed for it. You can try using the Windows 10 driver, but I cannot guarantee that it will install or work. For that driver, use the link to my driver share provided in previous posts.
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Juliette
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Hello Scott,

I hope you can send me, please, the link to download the driver for the AC 7265 dual band wireless.

Thanks a lot,

 

Ju

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Juliette
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With windows 10 family version 1607

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AlHill
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@Juliette   You are using a version of w10  FROM EIGHT YEARS AGO.

 

Upgrade already.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[If you find any Intel driver you might need, download and save it now.]

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n_scott_pearson
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@Juliette,

Use this link: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtacZBU04mo-j-tQ34BdSDv6y1BFsg?e=7gn50T to access my archive. Subfolders provide final driver packages for most of the Discontinued Wireless adapters.

Hope this helps,

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Juliette
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golem
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Dear community!

My Intel dual band wireless-N 7260 does not see my 802.11ac router. (It can see 802.11 a/b/g and "n" too but this last one is a bit strange for me because the "n" is not in the advanced properties wireless mode list.)
My current driver is: 18.33.5.1

A read thet Intel does not support the 7260 family.

Has you any solution for this problem?

 

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golem
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Hi everybody!

I found a solution. Not in my laptop but in wifi router. I have changed b/g/n/ax to b/g/n and here we are, I can see the wifi in the list.
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n_scott_pearson
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@geog,

Use this link: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtacZBU04mo-j-tQ34BdSDv6y1BFsg?e=7gn50T to access my archive. Subfolders provide final driver packages for most of the Discontinued Wireless adapters.

Hope this helps,

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n_scott_pearson
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@dean_b,

Invitations have not been necessary to get at my archive for quite some time now (though folks can't see this because the Communities defaults to a threaded display (turn this off in your settings!)).

Use this (open) link to access my archive: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtacZBU04mo-j-tQ34BdSDv6y1BFsg?e=7gn50T. Subfolders provide final driver packages for most of the Discontinued Wireless adapters.

Are you using a PCIe carrier card to host this Wireless card in a Desktop PC? If so, Bluetooth support requires a USB cable from the carrier card to a motherboard USB header in order to function.

I haven't seen any issues related to the Bluetooth drivers that might be coming into play here. I might suggest that you use a clean install procedure when installing the final driver releases from my archive. Here's my process for doing a clean install:

  1. If you haven't already, download to your PC - but do not install just yet - the 21.10.1 Bluetooth and Wireless driver packages.
  2. Most important! Disable Internet access. Unplug Ethernet cable and/or disable wireless. Keep disabled until told to re-enable. Note this Wireless disable *must* be of type that will persist (stay disabled) across reboots.
  3. From the Apps & Features applet, check for instances of Intel PROSet/Wireless Software and Intel Wireless Bluetooth. If none, skip to Step 6.
  4. Uninstall each instance of Intel PROSet/Wireless Software and/or Intel Wireless Bluetooth that is present. When prompted, choose "Discard Settings".
  5. Manually reboot your computer, keeping Internet access disabled throughout.
  6. From the Device Manager applet, check the Network Adapters section for an entry for Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 and check the Bluetooth section for an entry for Intel Wireless Bluetooth that has an intel driver associated with it. If neither is the case, go forward to Step 12.
  7. Right click on the entry for Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 and uninstall it, choosing (checkmark) Delete the driver software for this device.
  8. Repeat step 7 until the option to Delete the driver software for this device is not offered (greyed out).
  9. Right click on the entry for Intel Wireless Bluetooth and open its properties. If it has an Intel driver associated with it, then uninstall it, choosing to (checkmark) Delete the driver software for this device.
  10. Repeat step 9 until the option to Delete the driver software for this device is greyed out.
  11. Go back to Step 5.
  12. Install the downloaded Bluetooth driver package (my rule: always install Bluetooth first).
  13. Install the downloaded Wireless driver package.
  14. Manually shutdown and reboot your computer.
  15. Reenable Internet access. Restore Ethernet cable and/or reenable wireless.
  16. Test.

Note that it sometimes takes multiple uninstall (and reboot) cycles to clean out the old installations, so don't give up on the process. If you get to, say, 10 cycles, stop there and attempt the installation of the latest drivers.

Hope this helps,

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n_scott_pearson
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@M_Anton,

Use this link: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtacZBU04mo-j-tQ34BdSDv6y1BFsg?e=7gn50T to access my archive. Subfolders provide final driver packages for most of the Discontinued Wireless adapters.
Hope this helps,
...S

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n_scott_pearson
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The step-by-step process is defined in my post on 05-21-24. A similar version of it is included in the other conversations you popped  into.

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n_scott_pearson
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@southwind,

Use this link: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtacZBU04mo-j-tQ34BdSDv6y1BFsg?e=7gn50T to access my archive. Subfolders provide final driver packages for most of the Discontinued Wireless adapters.
Hope this helps,
...S

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