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Intel dual-band wireless-ac 7260 disconnecting? [Easy Fix]

The most common problems relating to the Intel Wireless AC 7260 driver are:  slow speed/limited connection, Wi-Fi won’t connect, frequent disconnections.

We have identified the issues and come up with solutions to fix each Intel Wireless 7260 AC driver bug.

How do I fix Intel wireless-ac 7260 if it keeps disconnecting?

1. Keep your drivers up to date with DriverFix

Outdated drivers can lead to computer issues, hardware not communicating correctly and you can even notice that your computer is running slower.

When drivers are updated, your computer will have no performance problem. However, to keep them up to date, might be time-consuming if you are doing it manually. 

DriverFix is the best solution to automatically update all your drivers. So, if you are experiencing issues with your Wi-Fi, install this tool and check to see if Intel Wireless 7260 AC driver can be updated.

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Keep your Intel Wireless 7260 AC up to date with the best tool for computer drivers.

2. Enable Continuously Aware Mode (CAM)

Network control panel applet (NCPA)

  1. From the Windows search bar, type Control Panel and hit the Enter key.
  2. From the right upper side, select View by Small icons. 
  3. Here, select Network and sharing center.
  4. Select Change adapter settings from the left side.
  5. Right-click over the wireless adapter and select Properties.
  6. Hence, click wireless 7260 AC driver issues
  7. Click the Advanced tab.
  8. Select Transmit Power, change the value to 5 which is the wireless 7260 AC driver issues

Note: This procedure above fixes the Intel Wireless 7260 AC driver Wi-Fi issues for the following Intel Wireless adapter models:

Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 For Desktop Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
Intel Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150 Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 100 Intel PROSet/Wireless Software
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 Intel Wi-Fi Link 1000
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 Intel Wi-Fi Link 5300 and Intel Wi-Fi Link 5100 products
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 130 Intel WiMAX/Wi-Fi Link 5350 and Intel WiMAX/Wi-Fi Link 5150 products
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965AGN
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 For Desktop Intel Wireless-N 7260

Intel PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi Connection Utility

  1. Launch the Intel PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi Connection Utility.
  2. Click on the Advanced option from the menu.
  3. Select Adapter Settings and proceed to the Advanced wireless 7260 AC driver issues
  4. Like above, select Transmit Power and change Value to 5 which is the highest value.

Note: These methods involve setting the Wi-Fi adapter of your PC to Continuously Aware Mode (CAM). This would disable the PSP ( Power save Polling ) feature.

When you enable the CAM feature, it can hinder Bluetooth functionality in some models. However, enabling the CAM feature fixes the Wi-Fi issues in Intel Wireless AC 7260 driver.

Another alternative to these methods is to update the firmware of your Intel Wireless AC 7260 driver card from the manufacturer or purchase the latest release and have a computer engineer replace it for you.

3. Configure the Intel Wireless 7260 AC driver 

  1. Follow steps 1-7 from the above solution, to open the driver properties window.
  2. Modify the settings using:
    1. 802.11n channel Width for 2.4Ghz connections to 20mhz ONLY (Default is Auto).
    2. Preferred Band to 2.4Ghz (Default is Auto).
    3. Roaming Aggressiveness set to 1. Lowest (Default is 3. Medium).
    4. Wireless mode select 802.11b/g (Default is 802.11a/b/g).
    5. Set HT mode to VHT mode.
  3. Login into your router settings and disable P2P settings and Enable CAM.

Note: You need to switch off Bluetooth if you are not using any Bluetooth device from the Windows 10 settings. Also, you need to disable Game DVR if you play Xbox or any app that requires a wireless connection from the game settings.

This post was written by Ivan Jenic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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