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Wireless-AC 7260 on Inspiron 7720 with 200 Mbps to Asus RT-AC68U -- Speedtest shows less than 90 Mbps


Dell Inspiron 7720 with 8 GB

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Intel Wireless-AC 7260 connected at 867 Mbps

>200 Mbps service to Asus RT-AC68P (AC1900 Dual Band)

Ookla Speedtest shows < 90 Mbps -- Why? How to Improve?

Other devices at same location test at > 200 Mbps

- Microsoft Surface Pro

- Apple tablet and phone

- Android tablet and phone

The Inspiron has a 10/100 NIC, which is not connected.

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Community Manager

Hello Pistoleer.com,

Thank you for joining this Intel Community.

These issues can happen if you recently upgraded to Windows* 10 or if you updated Windows* 10. In these cases, it is recommended to have the latest wireless driver available for your system.

Are you using the latest wireless driver provided by your system manufacturer? If the latest wireless driver is not installed, try this version.

-Inspiron 17R SE 7720; Windows* 10, 64-bit


https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/inspiron-17r-se-7720/drivers Version: 7.35.333.0 ,A01

If using this driver does not fix these issues, then you can try installing the latest generic Intel driver for testing purposes.


https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/28143/Intel-PROSet-Wireless-Software-and-Drivers-for-Windo... Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

You can also verify the operation frequency: 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz. You may get better results while on 5 GHz.


Please check thehttps://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000024678/network-and-i-o/wireless-networki... Recommended Settings for 802.11ac Connectivity.

Wanner G.

Community Manager

Hello Pistoleer.com,



Were you able to check the information provided above?



Wanner G.