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[Wireless-AC 7260] What are the requirements for successful activation of 'GTK rekeying for WoWLAN offload' feature?



I have managed to configure WoWLAN on my PC with the following components:

MB: Gigabyte GA-Q87M-D2H

CPU: Intel Celeron G1840

WLAN: Intel Wireless-AC 7260 (installed the latest drivers: 17.1.1531.1764)

OS: Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)


Waking up the PC wirelessly from supported power states works as expected, but

additionally the PC is being woken up every time the GTK is generated by access point.

GTK rekeying for WoWLAN offload option is set to enabled in advanced properties of

network adapter (Windows also reports it is enabled).

Could you please tell me what might cause this?

Kind regards,


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It is important to confirm with your http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/topics/OEMs.html Computer Manufacturer Support Websites if your systems supports WoWLAN. The Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 supports this feature, however, other factors such as motherboard, processor and OS can impact on this feature. The requirements are:

  • A peer to peer network between two or more computers.
  • Computer(s) must be in either Sleep or Hibernation Mode for this to work.

There is a later version of the driver for the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260, Intel recommends that you try the latest version available at your OEM's support page. As a second option, you can check the drivers right here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25513/Intel-PROSet-Wireless-Software-for-Windows-10 Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Windows® 10 - File Name: Wireless_18.21.0_De164.exe