Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
802.11ac, Dual Band, 2x2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0*
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Ultra Wi-Fi. Ultra Features. Ultra Connected Experience
The Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11ac, dual band, 2x2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth*
adapter lets you move at the speed of life with faster speeds (up to 867 Mbps1), higher
capacity, broader coverage and longer battery life. Combined with 4th Gen 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.
Next-Gen 802.11ac Wireless
More Speed Delivers dramatically faster Wi-Fi speeds (up to 867 Mbps1) than 802.11n, with more bandwidth per
Better Coverage stream 433 Mbps), more capacity for more users (extended channel bonding 80MHz), broader coverage
Larger Capacity and better battery life (more data transmit efficiencies reduce power consumption).
802.11ac, Dual Band, 80MHz, 2x2
Bluetooth 4.0* Smart Ready Dual mode Bluetooth 4.0* connects to the newest low energy Bluetooth* products as well as your
(Low Energy) familiar devices, such as headsets, keyboard, mice and more.
Intel® Power Optimizer2 Optimized power modes during periods of activity and inactivity to improve platform battery life for
greater mobility and convenience. Dramatically lower power consumption than previous generation
HMC and M.2 Form Factors Single sided HMC and M.2 modules support multiple connectors for flexible system configuration
and platform usages. The new M.2 form factor (2230 and 2226 Solder Down) delivers a smaller,
lower profile, more flexible form factor for thin-and-light designs.
Experience the Intel Difference
Your Ultrabook™ On Your TV Watch your PC or Ultrabook™ content instantly without wires on the big HD screen with stunning image
Intel® Wireless Display3 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, bigger and better than ever
Always Ready to Go Stay current with automatic, no-wait updates to your email and social networks, even when your device
Intel® Smart Connect Technology4 is asleep. Combine it with Intel® WiFi HotSpot Assistant and automatically connect to millions of free and
paid hotspots to refresh your content in more locations worldwide.
Instant Internet Worldwide Delivers instant Internet connectivity at millions of free and paid hotspot worldwide. After accepting a
Intel® WiFi Hotspot Assistant5 one-time only terms and conditions (T&C) login, your Internet connections are on auto-pilot as you roam
the Wi-Fi hotspot universe—even as your Ultrabook™ sleeps. Combine it with Intel® Smart Connect
Technology and your favorite cloud content (email, social networks, news, etc.) is automatically
refreshed as you roam.
Intel® vPro™ Technology6 Supports Intel’s hardware-based security and management features built into Intel® Core™ vPro™
processors and chipsets that enables IT to manage PCs virtually anywhere, anytime while reducing
deployment costs, improving security and ROI.
Intel® Active Management Technology7 Using integrated platform capabilities and popular third-party management and security applications,
Intel® AMT allows IT or managed service providers to better discover, repair, and protect their
networked computing assets. Intel® AMT is a feature of 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors with
Intel® vPro™ technology.
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software8 Combines simplified user interface design with advanced IT tools to improve security, reduce complexity
and save IT time and money. Streamlines client deployments and allows remote management of
wireless settings and profiles by IT managers.
Intel Location Based Service9 Enables seamless Wi-Fi indoor location service capability for employees to see campus maps with
reference to their location, locate the nearest resource (printer, conference, room, elevator, etc.), or for
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Technical Specifications
Dimensions (H x W x D) HMC: 26.80 mm x 30 mm x 2.4 mm Max (Top Side) / 1.35 mm Max (Bottom Side) Single Sided
M.2 2230: 22 mm x 30 mm x 2.4 mm [1.5mm Max (Top Side)/ 0.1mm Max (Bottom Side)]
M.2 2226: 22 mm x 26 mm x 2.4 mm [1.5mm Max (Top Side)/ 0.1mm Max (Bottom Side)]
Weight HMC: 3.0g
M.2 2230: 2.3g
M.2 2226: 2.2g
Radio ON/OFF Control Supported in both hardware and software
Connector interface HMC: PCIe, USB
M.2: PCIe, USB
LED Output On/Off
Operating Temperature (Adapter Shield) 0º to +80° C
Humidity Non-Operating 50% to 90% RH non-condensing (at temperatures of 25°C to 35°C)
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 7*, Microsoft Windows 8*, Linux* (most features not available on Linux)
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 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11i, 802.11h, 802.11w
Architecture Infrastructure and SoftAP; Supports simultaneous Client and SoftAP modes
Roaming10 Supports seamless roaming between respective access points
(802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11a/b/g/n, and 802.11ac)
Bluetooth* Dual Mode Bluetooth* 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0, 3.0+HS, 4.0 (BLE)
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)
Government FIPS12, FISMA
Retail (Credit Card Processing) PCI, CISP
Product Name Model Number Version
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 7260HMW 802.11ac, 2x2, Bluetooth 4.0, PCIe, USB, HMC
7260NGW 802.11ac, 2x2, Bluetooth 4.0, PCIe, USB, M.2 2230
7260SDW 802.11ac, 2x2, Bluetooth 4.0, PCIe, USB, M.2 2226 Solder Down
For more information on Intel® Wireless products, visit intel.com/wireless
1 Based on the theoretical maximum bandwidth enabled by 2x2 802.11ac implementations. Actual wireless throughput and/or range will vary depending on your specific operating system, hardware and software configurations.
Check with your PC manufacturer for details.
2 Actual platform battery life savings will vary depending on your specific operating system, hardware and software configurations. Check with your PC manufacturer for details.
3 Intel® Wireless Display requires an Intel® Wireless Display enabled PC, tablet, or smartphone, a compatible adapter, and a TV. 1080p and Blu-Ray* or other protected content playback only available on select Intel® processors with built-in visuals
enabled. Consult your PC manufacturer. For more information, see www.intel.com/go/widi
4 Intel® Smart Connect Technology requires a select Intel® processor, Intel® software and BIOS update, Intel® Wireless adaptor, and Internet connectivity. Solid state memory or drive equivalent may be required. Depending on system
configuration, your results may vary. Contact your system manufacturer for more information.
5 Intel WiFi Hotspot Assistant requires an Intel wireless adapter, Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software v15.6 or later, and an Internet connection for initial setup with the Easy WiFi* network.
6 Intel® vPro™ Technology is sophisticated and requires setup and activation. Availability of features and results will depend upon the setup and configuration of your hardware, software and IT environment. To learn more
7 Requires activation and a system with a corporate network connection, an Intel® AMT-enabled chipset, network hardware and software. For notebooks, Intel® AMT may be unavailable or limited over a host OS-based VPN, when connecting
wirelessly, on battery power, sleeping, hibernating or powered off. Results dependent upon hardware, setup & configuration. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/technology/platform-technology/intel-amt
8 Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software may not be supported by your PC manufacturer. Check with your PC manufacturer for details on availability.
9 Intel Location Based Service requires selected Intel wireless adapters and Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software v15.6 or later on Intel® 4th Gen Core processor-based PCs only.
10 Roaming is supported only within each respective band and mode of access points.
11 Some security solutions may not be supported by your PC’s operating system and/or by your PC manufacturer. Check with your PC manufacturer for details on availability.
12 Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows 8.
Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components,
software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the
performance of that product when combined with other products.
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