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DMaro1
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No 802.11n mode option in advanced settings

Hello,

I bought new computer - Lenovo Y700 with wireless adapter Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 and i cannot connect wirelessly to my internet. Bassicly i can but the speed is just abysmal. I downloaded the newest drivers from intel website, even reinstalled Windows and still there is no option to enable 802.11n MODE... please help because laptop without wireless is useless.....

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jbenavides
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Hello Danas,

The Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 should work well in 802.11n networks, however, it is capable of using 802.11ac.

This adapter does not have the option "802.11n mode", since it handles connections in a slightly different way than Wireless-N adapters.

If you are experiencing connectivity issues, here are some initial recommendations that may help:

- Make sure you are using Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers version 18.40. The downloads compatible with the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 for different Windows* versions can be found in the following website:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/86068/Intel-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC-8260 Drivers & Software

 

- Configure your Wireless adapter according the following advisory:

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

jbenavides
Honored Contributor II
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Hello Danas,

Please let us know if the information provided helped you resolve your inquiry, or if you require any additional details.

DMaro1
Beginner
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thanks for the help. I solved it. After two sleepless nights i brought my new ( two days old ) computer to service. The problem was not because of drivers or no 802,11n option. The problem was that wireless antenna was not connected to wireless adapter.... Good job lenovo factory . Service connected antenna and now it works perfect without any drivers update or something

jbenavides
Honored Contributor II
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Hello Danas,

Thank you for the update. We are glad to know the issue was solved and we are sure that this will be a good reference for other users as well.

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