Hello, I've tried two of these cards in this nuc since I thought the first one was defective but the bios doesn't recognize it and windows 7 x64 doesn't see it either. Bios says M.2 card not present when its installed. The nuc is updated to the latest bios. Thanks for your time!
As far as I understand the M.2 port was designed for storage(PCI-e). At this point, I recommend contacting the so they can help you with this matter.
No, I was replacing the working but slower 1x1 Intel wireless ac card that previously occupied that slot and the antennas are routed to that spot.
I bought a 2015 Intel NUC NUC5CPYH that came pre-installed with a Wireless-AC 3165 Wireless adapter in the M.2 slot. I updated the NUC bios to the latest version.
I noticed that the wireless performance wasn't that great due to the orignal wifi card only being a 1x1 AC Card, so I attempted to replace it twice with two separate 7265NGW 2x2 Wireless-AC cards in the same working slot that the original 3165 M.2 card was in.
The card wasn't being recognized at all in windows or the device manager so I went into the bios and saw that it reported the M.2 Slot unoccupied.
So, from all appearances the issue is with the NUC's bios not properly recognizing the card, even though it is listed as compatible with this NUC in the compatibility report that someone else on here linked me to. In the meantime, I've ordered a 7260 in hopes that the NUC will properly recognize that card. Hopefully Intel can update the NUC's bios to properly identify these cards in the future.
Just to double check, you've installed all the drivers? The card will not be seen on Windows 7 w/o the drivers.
I thought I'd post a resolution in case anyone else has the same problem and this turns up in search. It turns out the Intel NUC I was dealing with was defective. I returned it for a replacement, and the replacement works perfectly. Any M.2 PCIe/USB card should work perfectly in this model NUC. If it doesn't there is something wrong with the NUC/bios/M2 slot and the whole thing should be replaced.
Thank you systemofadonut (mmm donuts ) for letting us all know.
Also, just an FYI, if you don't update to at least BIOS 0053, the WIFI card will be locked to the Intel® AC-3165.