Hello, I use an Intel 7260HMW adapter. The OS is linux debian 8. The problem is that it's not possible to perform a wi-fi scan, while being connected to the adapter's hotspot. I should disable the hotspot for make it work.
Does somebody know where is the problem? Hardware limitation or linux drivers not using the adapter's functionality by 100%?
Maybe, there is another Intel adapter fitting to our needs?
Thank you Leonardo.C for the links you has given.
The behavior that you are facing is that one the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 is being used as hotspot the adapter will not complete a Wi-Fi scan is that correct?
Yes. So if my device is not connected to a LAN via Ethernet, it's not possible to set up the wi-fi via hotspot.
Have you reported this behavior on the Linux Distro community (https://www.linux.org/).
No for the moment. I had a hope that somebody on this forum has already experienced the same problem like mine!
Some more information about my setup:
I am using a Debian 8 Jessie with the kernel 3.18.25. The Intel wi-fi drivers come from the official Jessie package and the adapter's firmware I am using is iwlwifi-7260-9.ucode. So it's not the latest version. On the web page given by Leonardo.C, the file is iwlwifi-7260-14.ucode, but it shouldn't be compatible with my kernel version, If I understand correctly.
So the problem remains. I have always to figure out if this is hardware limitation or just driver issue. It's for sure i don't have the last one.
Just coming back after 2 weeks holiday. I'll try to install the last firmware version on my Debian distribution and I will keep you updated.