Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Network Adapter for Desktop

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Network Adapter for Desktop

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Network Adapter for Desktop


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  • 802.11ac, Dual Band, 80 MHz, 2x2
  • 876 Mb/s Wi-Fi Speed
  • 64/128-Bit WEP/AES-CCMP/TKIP Encryption
  • Intel Power Optimizer
  • Intel Wireless Display
  • Intel Smart Connect Technology
  • Intel Wi-Fi Hotspot Assistant
  • Intel vPro Technology
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Intel 7260HMWDTX1.R Overview

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The Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Network Adapter for Desktop from Intel provides Wi-Fi speeds up to 867 Mb/s. It features 64-bit and 128-bit WEP, AES-CCMP, and TKIP encryption.

802.11ac Wireless
Delivers faster Wi-Fi speeds (up to 867 Mb/s) than 802.11n, with 433 Mb/s bandwidth per stream, more capacity for more users (extended channel bonding 80 MHz), broad coverage and battery life (data transmit efficiencies reduce power consumption).
Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Ready (Low Energy)
Dual mode Bluetooth 4.0 connects to low energy Bluetooth products as well as devices such as, headsets, keyboard, mice and more. 1
Intel Power Optimizer
This technology optimizes power modes during periods of activity and inactivity to improve platform battery life for mobility and convenience. 2
Intel Wireless Display
Watch your PC or Ultrabook content instantly without wires with optimal image clarity and sound. Intel Wireless Display gives you an entertainment upgrade. Stream movies, videos, games, photos, connect with friends, and more with this.
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Lets you stay current with automatic, no-wait updates to your email and social networks, even when your device is off. Combine it with Intel Wi-Fi Hotspot Assistant and automatically connect to millions of free and paid hotspots to refresh your content. 3
Intel vPro Technology
It supports Intel's hardware-based security and management features built into Intel Core vPro processors and chipsets that enable IT to manage PCs virtually anywhere, anytime while reducing deployment costs, improving security and ROI.
Intel Active Management Technology
Using integrated platform capabilities and third-party management and security applications, Intel AMT allows IT or managed service providers to discover, repair, and protect their networked computing assets. 4
UPC: 735858288132
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Intel 7260HMWDTX1.R Specs

Diversity Antenna diversity supported by supplied, external antenna
Radio On/Off Control Supported in both hardware and software
LED Output On/Off
Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi certified for 802.11ac, Wi-Fi certified a/b/g, Wi-Fi certified n, WMM, WPA, WPA2, and WPS, WPS 2.0, Protected Management Frames, Wi-Fi Direct for peer to peer device connections
IEEE WLAN Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, 802.11ac, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11i, 802.11h, 802.11w
Architecture Infrastructure and SoftAP
Supports simultaneous Client and SoftAP modes
Roaming Supports seamless roaming between respective access points
Bluetooth Dual Mode Bluetooth 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0, 3.0+HS, 4.0 (BLE)
Connector Interface 1 x PCIe
Authentication WPA and WPA2, 802.1X (EAP-TLS, TTLS, PEAP, LEAP, EAP-FAST), EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA
Authentication Protocols PAP, CHAP, TLS, GTC, MS-CHAP, MS-CHAPv2
Encryption 64-bit and 128-bit WEP, AES-CCMP, TKIP
Wi-Fi Direct Encryption and Authentication WPA2, AES-CCMP
Product Safety UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60950-1)
Management Frame Protection 802.11w (WFA- Protected Management Frames)
Compliance FIPS
Operating Temperature (Adapter Shield) 32 to 176°F (0 to 80°C)
Humidity Non-operating: 50 to 90% RH non-condensing (at temperatures of 77 to 95°F (25 to 35°C))
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 7/8, Linux (most features not available on Linux)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.00 x 2.73 x 0.26" (50.85 x 69.53 x 6.37 mm)
Weight 1.43 oz (40.68 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 5.8 x 2.0"

Intel 7260HMWDTX1.R Reviews

Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Network Adapter for Desktop is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very well on my Linux workstation I needed a card for my home office Linux workstation which can work 24/7. My workstation runs a web server, it streams DLNA content and keeps both incoming and outgoing connections up around the clock. This card seems to do the job well. It was a plug and play install in my Ubuntu 14.04 both the WiFi and Bluetooth. External antenna makes a big difference when it comes to signal quality, make sure to position it for best signal strength. I have 3 walls and 25 feet between my workstation and the router (Netgear R7000 running DD-WRT - a great router by the way). When I adjusted the antenna connection speed went up from 40Mbps to 130Mbps.
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fix spotting WiFI The AC-7260 was being used at a few fortune 100 companies I visited, so I gave it a try. The AC-7260 replaced an older WiFi card that started having issues. The AC-7260 replaced a TP-Link (WDM4800) PCI workstation in the basement. WDM4800 connects with 100% signal strength and refuses to stay connected. So, old WiFi (802.11b or n) may have issues in basements, near WiFi obstructions (metal desks,mirrors..) or isolated locations. The The AC-7260 was being used at a few fortune 100 companies I visited, so I gave it a try. is not impacted by the desk and basement location.Two thumbs up for the AC-7260.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A superb solution for your desktop I use this card as wireless solution for my desktop, because of inconvenience of wired setup. It replaced a Rosewill 802.11g card. Even though my Internet speed is well below saturation of the old 802.11g card and the distance between the router and the computer is just several feet, the improvements were immediately noticeable in page load and computer responsiveness. I connected the Bluetooth, however have not tested its function yet. Windows 10 recognized and installed drivers by itself, did not have to do a thing. Overall excellent experience, highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good for the most part The router settings and frequency have to be right and the roaming aggressiveness might have to be toned down. It's a little more stable than what a good usb adapter would be but it has just about the same range and costs more. I can't figure out how to get the bluetooth to work and it doesn't quite fit perfectly on my case without unscrewing the screws on the green chip. I think bluetooth is pretty much broken. It works good and crashes a lot less than by usb adapter, I think it would be a lot more worth it if bluetooth worked.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's Intel. It just works. Upgraded my network with new AC router. AC WiFi is finally fast enough to really use. My Rokus work without Ethernet cables! I realized (duh) that I could connect my desktop with Wifi too. Just plugged this adapter in, Win 10 found the driver and it worked, and it seems to be pretty fast. Getting rid of cables is a good thing! It seems the AC 7260 is pretty popular too.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great out of the box With the latest drivers everything works as you would expect from Intel. No dropped packets, not sudden disconnects as I've seen from 2 other brands I tried before this one.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just works. Intel has best NIC chipsets Plug & Play install. Got drivers from Intel's site. Excellent reception.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good price, good product Easy to install. Works great.
Date published: 2017-07-29
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Is the Intel AC-7260 support Miracast with Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 & Windows 10?
Asked by: BERN Y.
The Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 supports Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) unfortunately it does not support Mircast.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26


What is the warranty period on this item? I have not been able to find the answer on Intel's site either.
Asked by: gregg z.
It says 3 year limited warranty on the box, and to see details on enclosed DVD-ROM . I don't have a DVD drive in my computer so can't check the details right now.
Answered by: Daniel L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Is the Intel AC-7260 compatible to Optiplex 7010 low profile chassis?
Asked by: BERN Y.
The unit I purchased came with two mounting brackets. This hardware supported normal or low-profiles PCs
Answered by: Michael M.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Does this work for Dell inspiron 560 F3F7NL1?
Asked by: Mx K.
The Inspiron 560 does not appear to provide an internal PCIe slot. If it has one, assuming it is supported by the motherboard, Windows 10 has compliant drivers. The Intel WiFi is an excellent device which delivers 200 Mbits 802.11ac at whatever frequency your gateway provides, 2.4 or 5 Ghz. But the Inspiron appears based upon a non-expandable motherboard. Still, I'd look inside if you know what your are looking for, or know someone who does.
Answered by: Doc
Date published: 2018-08-26


Will this fit in the Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p 10A9?
Asked by: Foyal C.
This is a desktop wireless card and is not meant for laptops
Answered by: David K.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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