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Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260.HMWWB.R Wi-Fi and Bluetooth card
(37 customer ratings)

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260.HMWWB.R Wi-Fi and Bluetooth card

- Replaces the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 NUC Wi-Fi and Bluetooth card

Intel's 802.11ac/a/g/n, 2x2, dual-band Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 Mini PCI Express card packs a big punch on a small card and offers Wi-Fi throughput of up to 867 Mbps.

Ultimate Wi-Fi performance

This 802.11ac, dual-band, 2x2 Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth adapter lets you move at the speed of life with faster speeds (up to 867 Mbps), higher capacity, broader coverage, and reduced power consumption. Combined with 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors and exceptional wireless innovations, the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 dramatically reshapes your connected experience at home, work, or on the go.

More speed and coverage

Delivers dramatically faster Wi-Fi speeds (up to 867 Mbps) than 802.11n, more capacity for more users (extended channel bonding 80 MHz), broader coverage, and reduced power consumption.

Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Ready (low energy)

Dual-mode Bluetooth 4.0 connects to the newest low-energy Bluetooth products as well as familiar devices such as headsets, keyboards, mice, and more.

Intel® Wireless Display

Watch your PC content instantly without wires on the big HD screen with stunning image clarity and sound. Intel Wi-Di 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 PC is asleep for quicker Internet access on resume.

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.


  1. Delivers a premium Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy) performance
  2. Dual-stream up to 867 Mbps (2x2) and dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) Wi-Fi
  3. Simple-to-install half-size Mini PCI Express card form factor
  4. Recommended for the Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC) ultra-compact PC
  5. Offers 802.11ac compatibility and extended channel bonding (80 MHz)

Retro-fitting to a laptop

Intel have made this card available primarily as an OEM product for PC builders to install into new laptops or ultra-compact PCs such as the Intel NUC. Having said that, it is often possible to use the product to give a very worthwhile upgrade in wireless performance to an existing laptop where the manufacturer-fitted card is of an older design, i.e. not 802.11ac.

One of our customers reported that the card worked fine in his laptop until a reboot, at which time the Bluetooth interface stopped working. It appears that this is a known problem and the solution is to tape off pin 51. Once this is done, Bluetooth stays working after a reboot although the downside is that you can't use the laptop's wireless hot-key, (e.g. Fn-F3 etc.) to turn the wireless adapter off; if you do that then you have to reboot to turn it back on again. However, you may consider this a small price to pay for the much higher wireless throughput speeds offered by 802.11ac.

SpecificationsMini PCIe Wi-Fi/BT
Model number7260HMWWB.R
Dimensions26.8 x 30.0 x 2.4 mm (H x W x D)
Diversity support Yes (2 x antenna connectors, Main and Aux)
Connector interfaceHalf size Mini PCIe card
Operating temperature0° to +80°C
Humidity (non-operating)50% to 90% RH non-condensing (at 25°C to 35°C)
Supported operating systemsMicrosoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux
Wi-Fi Certified for 802.11ac, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, WMM, WPA, WPA2, WPS, WPS 2.0
IEEE WLAN StandardIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, 802.11ac, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11i, 802.11h, 802.11w
ArchitectureInfrastructure and SoftAP; simultaneous client and SoftAP modes
RoamingSeamless roaming between respective access points (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11a/b/g/n, 802.11ac)
BluetoothDual Mode Bluetooth 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0, 3.0+HS, 4.0 (BLE)
AuthenticationWPA and WPA2, 802.1X (EAP-TLS, TTLS, PEAP, LEAP, EAP-FAST), EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA
Authentication protocolsPAP, CHAP, TLS, GTC, MS-CHAP, MS-CHAPv2
Encryption64-bit and 128-bit WEP, AES-CCMP, TKIP
Wi-Fi Direct Encryption and AuthenticationWPA2, AES-CCMP
Product SafetyUL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60950-1)
Management Frame Protection802.11w (WFA-Protected Management Frames)
Intel Wireless DisplayYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechnologyNo
Supported Under vProYes
Intel Smart Connect TechnologyYes
Antenna connector 1 (Main)Wi-Fi
Antenna connector 2 (Aux)Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Warranty24 months

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