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Intel 7260HMWDTX1 Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 PCIe plus Bluetooth 4.0 AC1200 Wireless adapters

  • Up to 867/300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Dual-mode Bluetooth 4.0
  • Intel Wireless Display
  • Intel Smart Connect Technology
  • Business Class Wireless Suite
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7260HMWDTX1

Intel® Dual-Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
Ultra Wi-Fi, Ultra Features, Ultra Connected Experience

The Dual-Band Wireless-AC 7260 is Intel's next generation PCI Express* x1 adapter targeted for traditional desktop systems. This 802.11ac, dual-band, 2 x 2 Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth* adapter achieves higher data transfer speeds (up to 867Mbps), higher capacity, and broader coverage. Combined with 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors and exceptional Intel® wireless innovations, the Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop dramatically reshapes your connected experience at home or work.


Features

7260HMWDTX1


  • Delivers dramatically faster Wi-Fi speeds (up to 867Mbps) than 802.11n, more capacity for more users (extended channel bonding 80MHz), broader coverage, and better battery life.
  • 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.
  • Automatically updates important content even while your Ultra book is asleep or for quicker Internet access on resume.
  • Retail Box Version

The Bluetooth* cable provided with the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC for Desktop has the USB data (D+/D-) wires swapped on the USB side of the cable. As a result, Bluetooth will not function correctly if installed as shown in the accompanying Intel® Wireless For Desktop Integration Guide (Figure 1).

7260HMWDTX1

Solution:When installing the Bluetooth cable on the motherboard USB header, rotate the USB connector side of the cable by 180 degrees (Figure 2). Bluetooth will now be functional.

7260HMWDTX1

Intel® Wireless Display
Watch your PC 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.


7260HMWDTX1

Bluetooth 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.


7260HMWDTX1

Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Automatically updates important content even while your system is asleep or for quicker internet access on resume.


7260HMWDTX1

Desktop Optimized Antenna
Increase range, performance and signal reliability


Package Contents

7260HMWDTX1
  1. PCI Express wireless adapter
  2. Optimized external antenna
  3. Bluetooth cable
  4. Standard and low profile mounting brackets
  5. Driver and software DVD-ROM
  6. Installation Guide

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime


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  • Skyler P.
  • 9/27/2014 10:37:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great.

Pros: AC-1200 Not the fastest but good for price.
Bluetooth 4.0 integrated so I don't have to have a separate adapter
PCIe~ works well with most boards

Cons: none as of this review

Other Thoughts: bought this on sale for around 30 bucks. Was a steal at that price. Currently have it in my gaming rig (a modest $700+ machine) My board has all PCIe slots so this fits nicely in the bottom slot to give my Graphic card ( EVGA Gtx 750ti) lots of breathing room. Even if I had to place right next to it, this is so small you don't have to worry about airflow too much.

Wasn't planning to use the Bluetooth feature at first, but now use it to connect to external speakers when I want to share music. Works great.

Currently only using it with a n600 Linksys router so I haven't checked it's full speed potential but I use it for gaming and I am not disappointed with it yet.

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  • Jeremy A.
  • 9/23/2014 11:22:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAlmost Amazing

Pros: Works better than my old 802.11n wireless adapter even with an older 802.11g/n router. Able to stream 1080p content, including Steam games, across my network with zero problems. Easily exceeds my 60mbit internet connection and connectivity is rock solid stable for online gaming.

Cons: I cannot understand why the Bluetooth needs to use a USB 2.0 header. Why not simply use the PCIe bus... surely there is enough bandwidth even in 1 channel to handle both WiFi and Bluetooth.

As it stands this is quite the inconvenience. Not all computers still have USB2.0 headers on the mainboard and, in my case, I was forced to disconnect my front panel USB ports in favor of this.

Other Thoughts: Works well in linux... though linux support for 802.11AC is still very limited (almost non-existent) so don't expect speeds greater than 802.11g/n.

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  • Jonathan M.
  • 9/22/2014 11:27:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBluetooth Issues

Pros: Great WiFi capabilities

Cons: The Bluetooth is very problematic. There is missing Bluetooth profiles with the official drivers and my SB ZXr headsets will cause the Intel Bluetooth to lock up the system. I don't have this issue with my laptop Bluetooth and my ZXrs, so there is definitely something wrong with intels drivers. Both systems run Windows 8.1 64 bit.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/20/2014 11:45:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAverage w/ problems, was expecting high end plug & play

Pros: Increased signal strength for people who's PC is located underneath desk or other cluttered spot. I have not tried dual band, only N.

Cons: Driver issues and conflicts will cause bluetooth to not work at all. Windows 8.1 64bit, which is the latest version of windows. The version Intel could expect anyone using a PC in 2014 to be using.

Getting bluetooth to work on Windows 8.1 is hours of work, and you probably won't succeed. Just to get it to physically show up in Device Manager will take a long time, unless you figure out that Intel reversed the polarity on the USB 4-pin header wire they provide for bluetooth.

There is no quick way to figure out which polarity is correct, because windows will not automatically indicate this for you. When you get it correct, it will still show up as a yellow "?" in Device Manager. One has to go into Device Manager and disable and re-enable the yellow "?" under USB controllers, where then hopefully it shows up under Bluetooth category and is recognized.

Once you get Bluetooth to show up in Device Manager, you will run into a driver conflict between Intel and Microsoft that has been ongoing since early 2013 and has never been solved. Basically, there is no way to get bluetooth to work with the latest version of windows (at the time of writing, 8.1).

Be careful with the pin and tape that they provide for attaching antenna to wall. It will destroy your wall, that 3M tape will rip the paint right off the wall.

Other Thoughts: Returning this for a NIC that is 75% cheaper, doesn't have bluetooth nor 802.11ac, but has better range.

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  • Jason L.
  • 9/15/2014 7:42:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNothing but Problems

Pros: -Bluetooth and Wireless in one convenient card!
-Bluetooth seems to work adequately.

Cons: -Lots of problems setting it up, many driver issues.
-Wireless is incredibly unreliable - frequently drops, wireless card needs to be disabled/enabled upon computer start-up to work, many headaches I never had with a UBB Dongle
-Tried getting support from intel, but after a month of 'did you update the drivers?' emails their final advice was to wait for a new driver update to come out about 'known issues'.

Other Thoughts: The convenience wasn't worth it. After a few months I finally got fed up and uninstalled the wireless driver and plugged my USB dongle back in so all this card is good for now is Bluetooth.

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  • charles f.
  • 8/11/2014 8:46:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsgarbage

Pros: has bluetooth and wifi

Cons: The bluetooth constantly drops. Sometimes rebooting will fix the problem but most of the time, you end up enabling/disabling, deleting drivers, installing from scratch (not a guarantee) or clicking repair. Then I have to resync my keyboard/mouse over and over.

Other Thoughts: for no reason, it will just stop working. Usually about once or twice a week for me. This is probably my first review because this card is FRUSTRATING.

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  • Brendan C.
  • 7/13/2014 5:58:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgood idea, bad performance

Pros: for wifi it works, Bluetooth is also working

Cons: WIDI is bad technology, slow, choppy, laggy, connection drops, works %25 of the time...

Other Thoughts: avoid widi

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  • Kasee J.
  • 7/10/2014 1:56:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Functionality

Pros: - Bluetooth 4.0
- Dual Band
- Good Range

Cons: - Uses a USB header for Bluetooth
- Antennae is awkward and ugly

Other Thoughts: I got this because I wanted Bluetooth and Intel Wireless Display on my desktop. The wireless bit works fine, it has good range, good speed, and has been very reliable. However, I don't like the antennae; I currently have it hidden behind my case. The Bluetooth works great, I can connect my phone and somehow manage to transfer files across Bluetooth not only easier, but also faster than if I plugged my phone in. The one thing I don't like about the Bluetooth is that it requires a USB header. I had to get a splitter since all of the USB headers on my motherboard were populated.

Overall, it is a solid card with great functionality and would be a good addition to almost all desktops.

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  • Charles K.
  • 7/9/2014 12:41:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat just iffy

Pros: Very easy to install hardware and software. Will keep wifi signals strong and can push more through the router but carrier network is capped

Cons: Has issues staying connected to the 5ghz band.

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  • Bazil G.
  • 7/4/2014 10:49:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAfter Intel Update, pretty darn good adapter

Pros: Very reliable connection
Increased my wifi bars from 2 to 4 bars
Very small, so airflow in the case is increased
Nothing fancy, just a solid piece of hardware you don't have to worry about much.

Cons: Out of the box drivers, without the update from intel, it is very slow and erratic.
Old fashion connectors so how much you tighten it (or night tighten) effects connection (some might consider this a good old fashiony good thing)
Bluetooth drivers and configuration is separate from wifi and seems very finicky and unreliable. (for me it was just an add-on, nothing I really need so I'm not upset)

Other Thoughts: I went from a TP-Link PCI to this Intel when I upgraded to Z97 and although my top speeds with TP-Link were slightly higher, the reliability of the Intel is clear, no hiccups or drops.

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