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The 802.11ac, dual-band, 2x2 Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth adapter that lets you move at the speed of life with faster speeds (up to 867 Mbps), higher capacity, broader coverage, and longer battery life. Combined with 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors and exceptional Intel® wireless innovations, the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 dramatically reshapes your connected experience at home, work, or on the go.
• Ultimate Wi-Fi performance, more speed, coverage, larger capacity Delivers dramatically faster Wi-Fi speeds (up to 867 Mbps) than 802.11n, more capacity for more users (extended channel bonding 80MHz), broader coverage, and better battery life.
• Bluetooth 4.0* Smart Ready (low energy) Dual-mode Bluetooth 4.0 connects to the newest low-energy Bluetooth products, as well as your familiar devices, such as headsets, keyboard, mice, and more.
• Intel Wireless Display Watch your PC or Ultrabook™ content instantly without wires on the big HD screen with stunning image clarity and sound. Intel Wireless Display gives you a serious entertainment upgrade: stream movies, videos, games, photos, connect with friends, and more—experience it all.
• Intel Smart Connect Technology Automatically updates important content even while your Ultrabook is asleep or for quicker Internet access on resume.
• Intel WiFi HotSpot Assistant Experience the power of instant connectivity to millions of free and paid Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide with Intel® Wi-Fi HotSpot Assistant–exclusively available only on Intel® wireless products. Auto-connect to available Wi-Fi hotspots as you roam—no more annoying manual login process at each hotspot. With Intel® Smart Connect Technology, even your favorite cloud content (email, social networks, news, etc.) is automatically refreshed as your Ultrabook™ sleeps.
• Business Class Wireless Suite Supports Intel vPro™ technology, Intel® Active Management Technology, and Intel® PROSet/Wireless Enterprise Software for enterprise Wi-Fi client manageability, improved security, and streamlined deployment. Features
• Half-height Mini-PCIe WiFi & Bluetooth Card for Laptops / Notebooks • Supports 802.11ac for speeds of up to 867Mbps • Backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n • Dual Band (5 GHz & 2.4 GHz) • Supports Dual Mode Bluetooth 2.1,2.1+EDR, 3.0, 4.0 (BLE)
Data Transfer Speed
300 / 867 Mbps
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WEP (64 bit)
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WiFi is a wonderful thing. You can take your laptop anywhere in your house and access the Internet, or access your network from the garden. However, it does introduce the grim possibility of somebody else doing exactly the same, without you ever knowing. This guide seeks to make you aware of various security terms and ideas associated with wireless networking and what you should consider when setting up a wireless network.
As a growing number of homes contain more than one computer, their users must find ways to network them. The primary purpose for creating a home network tends to be to provide Internet access to all computers within the house. There are other good reasons, however. These include enabling LAN gaming, data backups from one machine to another and the sharing of music within the home.
Intel Half Mini-PCIe Card 802.11ac (300+867), Dual Band, 2x2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 for Laptops is rated
4.3 out of
Rated 5 out of
Works Well - but buy from a reputable supplier (i.e.Scan)Used this card for a couple of years now on the Asus Maximus Gene V motherboard - No problems so far.
The previous generation Intel card I bought from Ebay, kept on disconnecting, so was probably a fake. For a 20 something pound item you may as well get it from a larger company, and know that its genuine (or at least able to send back if there's a problem).
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of
Decent WiFi and Bluetooth cardI bought this to upgrade the WiFi card in my Asus K56CA laptop. After managing to prize the bottom of the laptop off the swap was simple.
Once I booted the laptop back up it didn't need any drivers on Windows 10, I just had to manually reconnect back to the WiFi network. I did have to reboot for the bluetooth to show up though.
Seems to have sped browsing up a bit. It doesn't pause for as long while loading pages. The extra bandwidth hasn't made a big difference as my broadband is only 50MB.
I mainly bought it for the bluetooth though so I can use my bluetooth headset without any extra dongles. That works fine.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of
No Issues at all.After having some issues connecting to the internet, regular drop outs and lack of 5GHz support with my laptop I opted to switch out the wi-fi card for something more modern. Knowing that Acer does NOT limit hardware in the BIOS (which some manufacturers do) I purchased this card in full confidence that it would work, which it did, plug and play pretty much, might have had to connect an Ethernet cable to download the driver but that was my fault for not doing it beforehand. Flawless performance so far and the Bluetooth is a nice touch, especially considering my laptop is an older one.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 4 out of
Hard to get to work properly.Bought the card to put in a Dell Latitude E5440 - which is capable of running a Bluetooth card.
Unfortunately with Windows 7 no matter how many different drivers I tried, it was impossible to get the Bluetooth portion of the card working correctly.
Luckily working in IT (Work Laptop) I was able to reformat and put a clean install of Windows 10 on the laptop.
The Bluetooth portion of the card then worked out the box, without me installing multiple different Intel drivers.
So either a driver conflict, bios conflict, or it just didn't live W7 Bluetooth features very much, it was a faff.
However worked eventually and am now very happy with the product.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 4 out of
Not badGood connection speeds, but I've found that the reach of the wifi is a little limited on this card. The 802.11n card that my laptop came with had a much stronger connection than this does on that connection. But when I'm near the router, the ac connection is great and stable.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 3 out of
Caveat Emptor - If only it were installable !!My new router supports wireless AC, but my HP laptop that is a couple of year old laptop doesn't, however it does have a half mini PCI-e slot - so, easy, go buy the above, drop it in and off you go.
At least that's how simple it should be, given that we are all used to dropping in a card to a full size PCI slot, Cardbus slots or USB sockets without any problems.
Then you hit the problem -- a number of laptop manufacturers have decided that they need for some reason to implement a whitelist the wireless cards that can be installed into their machines, so when you do the easy install (2 screws and two aerial connectors) and power on, you are greeted with "104-Unsupported wireless network device detected" and the machine refuses to boot, hence forcing you to reverse out the upgrade.
I've not got to the bottom of why this is done, some say its to pass the FCC emissions standards, others say its to try and force you to buy the HP branded version of the same for extra $$$ Profit $$$.
If its for standards compliance, then why can I buy these cards, desktop grade WiFi cards or plug-in USB WiFi cards, since presumably all of them must be covered by the same standards.
Bottom line for me, I'm investigating alternatives to bypass the lock - which is possible on some laptops by tweaking the bios firmware to update the whitelist, but on others such as my model, its not possible yet.
The impact for me - my list of blacklisted laptop suppliers has a couple more lines on it. Seems that Lenovo, Toshiba, Dell and HP all do this, but other vendors don't.
There is loads of info on-line about this problem, Google for "wifi module whitelist"
I guess that this currently limits the usefulness of the wireless modules to direct replacement for failed adapters, where they are already whitelisted.
This is such a pity, since the cards are very cheap and the effect would have been to make a good laptop much faster and a better neighbour on the increasingly congested wireless spectrum.
Clearly this isn't Scan's problem (but listing that it will not work on some devices and to check would be a good addition). The service and delivery was fast and reliable as normal and the card was inexpensive but looks well made.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of
Works as advertisedGreat product. Doubled the speed of my WiFi connection compared to my previous wireless card.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of
One of the best 802.11ac cards around...This is an excellent wireless card. I have successfully upgraded a number of laptops with this card and found the performance and stability to be second to none.
What you don't get told is that you may need to blank off two of the pins on the card in order to get the card to 'switch on'. This is because many computer vendors have restricted the makes and models of wireless card you can install on their kit (without modification).
If you find that the wireless card installs correctly physically and Windows detects the card and installs the drivers correctly but the card will not 'switch on', you will probably need to blank out pins 20 (wifi) and 51 (bluetooth) in order to allow Windows to turn on the card in software...
Otherwise, life is great at 5GHz - just need to work on the Internet connection speed now...
This network card needs two short cables to attach to antennae. Are they included in the box, or must they be bought sepparately? If so, does scan sell the cables?
Asked by: EESM
Your laptop should already include these cables, they are built into the motherboard, make sure you have 2, they should be connected to your current WiFi adapter.
Answered by: SAMurray
Date published: 2017-05-27
Is it compatible with desktops
Dose this work with a custom PC (AMD chip and board) if i use a PCIe adaptor
Asked by: Ledder5
To Clarify, it does work with certain desktop motherboards. I've installed it on the Asus Maximus Gene V which has a half Mini-PCIe slot for wi-fi cards. @ytpmudpmuh - It wasn't that expensive!
Most motherboards won't have this - if you don't know you've got one you almost certainly don't. It would most likely only be on some custom built PC's.
You have to purchase two wires (google wifi pigtail) to connect to the card which then screw onto the two antenna's (which you need also).
At the back of the case, on the motherboard face-plate, there are two holes to secure the pigtails, so you can de-attach the antenna when moving it around etc. without disassembling the inside.
If you don't have half Mini-PCIe slot already don't bother. Use a USB dongle or the bigger PCIe wireless card if you're got a spare slot.
Answered by: Dave25
Date published: 2017-12-03
Will this work in a Clevo P150SM laptop? Thanks
Asked by: pic499
You will only find out if it is compatible after installation. If it isn't your computer will not work properly. Scan will replace no questions asked.