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MNago
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Simultaneous hotspot and network scan on a Intel 7260HMW?

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.

 

Mikhail N.

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Leonardo_C_Intel
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Hello MNago Thank you for posting in the Intel Community. 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? By the way let me share with you the following link for driver reference: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005511/network-and-i-o/wireless-networki... Have you reported this behavior on the Linux Distro community (https://www.linux.org/). Hope this helps. Regards, Leonardo C. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
MNago
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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.

Leonardo_C_Intel
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Hello MNago Thank you for the information. Allow me to investigate the information about the hardware in your configuration, for inquires about if this could be related to the software we recommend to wait for the OS community Regards, Leonardo C. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
Leonardo_C_Intel
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Hello MNago Thank you for waiting. The wireless driver version available on our site is the iwlwifi-7260-ucode-25.30.14.0.tgz (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005511/network-and-i-o/wireless-networki...) but if this does not work, check with the operating system distribution community https://www.debian.org/. Regards, Leonardo C. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
Leonardo_C_Intel
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Hello MNago I was checking your case and would like to know if you need further help. If so, please do not hesitate in replying back. Regards, Leonardo C. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
Leonardo_C_Intel
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Hello MNago I was checking your case and would like to know if you need further help. If so, please do not hesitate in replying back. Regards, Leonardo C. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
MNago
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Hello LeoC_Intel,

 

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.

Thank you.

 

Mikhail N.

Leonardo_C_Intel
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Hello MNago I was checking your case and would like to know if you need further help. If so, please do not hesitate in replying back. Regards, Leonardo C. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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