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
Better Coverage
Larger Capacity
Delivers dramatically faster Wi-Fi speeds (up to 867 Mbps1) than 802.11n, with more bandwidth
per stream 433 Mbps), more capacity for more users (extended channel bonding 80MHz), broader
coverage and better battery life (more data transmit efficiencies reduce power consumption).
802.11ac, Dual Band, 80MHz, 2x2
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® 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 products.
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
Always Ready to Go
Intel® Smart Connect Technology3
Stay current with automatic, no-wait updates to your email and social networks, even when your
device 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
Intel® WiFi Hotspot Assistant4
Delivers instant Internet connectivity at millions of free and paid hotspot worldwide. After
accepting a 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.
Business-Class Wireless
Intel® vPro™ Technology5
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
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 Software7
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 Service8
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 asset tracking.
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)]
HMC: 3.0g
M.2 2230: 2.3g
M.2 2226: 2.2g
Supported in both hardware and software
M.2: PCIe, USB
0º to +80° C
50% to 90% RH non-condensing (at temperatures of 25°C to 35°C)
Microsoft Windows 7*, Microsoft Windows 8*, Linux* (most features not available on Linux)
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 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11i, 802.11h, 802.11w
Infrastructure and SoftAP; Supports simultaneous Client and SoftAP modes
Supports seamless roaming between respective access points
(802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11a/b/g/n, and 802.11ac)
Dual Mode Bluetooth* 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0, 3.0+HS, 4.0 (BLE)
Radio ON/OFF Control
Connector interface
LED Output
Operating Temperature (Adapter Shield)
Humidity Non-Operating
Operating Systems
Wi-Fi Alliance
IEEE WLAN Standard
Authentication Protocols
Wi-Fi Direct* Encryption and Authentication
Product Safety
Management Frame Protection
64-bit and 128-bit WEP, AES-CCMP, TKIP
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60950-1)
802.11w (WFA- Protected Management Frames)
Retail (Credit Card Processing)
Product Name
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Model Number
802.11ac, 2x2, Bluetooth 4.0, PCIe, USB, HMC
802.11ac, 2x2, Bluetooth 4.0, PCIe, USB, M.2 2230
802.11ac, 2x2, Bluetooth 4.0, PCIe, USB, M.2 2226 Solder Down
For more information on Intel® Wireless products, visit
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.
Actual platform battery life savings will vary depending on your specific operating system, hardware and software configurations. Check with your PC manufacturer for details.
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.
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.
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 visit:
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
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software may not be supported by your PC manufacturer. Check with your PC manufacturer for details on availability.
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.
Roaming is supported only within each respective band and mode of access points.
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.
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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