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JAdam21
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Wireless N not an option for N-7260?

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Hi all,

I'm looking at the configs for my wireless N-7260 in the adapter's properties in Windows 8.1 and under Wireless Mode, 802.11n isn't an option. b, g, and b/g are there, just not n.

I've updated to the latest drivers today as well but to no avail.

Any suggestions or assistance would be truly appreciated!

Thanks Intel community!

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tvete
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802.11n is called HT mode for 7260. The "Wireless Mode" actually functions as disabling one of the bands. By selecting a/b/g or a/g, you enable both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands but your 7260 won't be able to establish connectivity with 802.11b protocol if you select a/g. Selecting a only results to 2.4 Ghz being disabled and selecting any other options without the "a" will disable the 5 GHz band.

Hope this helps. To show if you are connected to wireless N, go to command prompt and type this code

netsh wlan show interfaces

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tvete
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802.11n is called HT mode for 7260. The "Wireless Mode" actually functions as disabling one of the bands. By selecting a/b/g or a/g, you enable both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands but your 7260 won't be able to establish connectivity with 802.11b protocol if you select a/g. Selecting a only results to 2.4 Ghz being disabled and selecting any other options without the "a" will disable the 5 GHz band.

Hope this helps. To show if you are connected to wireless N, go to command prompt and type this code

netsh wlan show interfaces

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JAdam21
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Thanks theveterans!! I forgot to mention that I only have the single-band version, so I believe I'm only able to connect using the 2.4gHz band.

I ran the command you suggested and it does show Wireless N as the radio type so I'm assuming I am connected using N then, correct?

Thanks again for the help. I really appreciate it.

tvete
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Yep. Anything larger than 54 Mbps is guaranteed N connection. Cheers!

JAdam21
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Thanks so much, man!!!

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