• Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260

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    3rd Gen Intel 802.11ac Wireless

More Speed Better Coverage Larger Capacity 802.11ac, Dual Band, 80MHz, 2x2 Delivers up to 3x faster Wi-Fi speeds (up to 867 Mbps2) than 802.11n, with up to 3x more bandwidth per stream for more users and devices. 
Advanced optional 802.11ac specification features implemented that improve channel reliability resulting in better coverage and performance. 
Intel® Wireless-AC enables smoother streaming of higher resolution videos, fewer
dropped connections and less congestion, and more speeds further away from the router.
Bluetooth® 4.2 Dual modeBluetooth® 4.2 enables BR/EDR-Low Energy devices to act as a Bluetooth Smart
Ready Hub and Bluetooth Smart peripheral at the same time. Connects to the newest low energy
Bluetooth® products as well as your familiar devices, such as headsets, keyboard, mice and more.
Microsoft Windows 10 Ready
Full support for latest Microsoft Windows 10 OS with Intel® WiDi and HCI drivers.
M.2 2230 or M.2 1216
Form Factors
Multiple form-factors, including M.2 2230 and M.2 1216 modules enable system configuration and platform usages flexibility. 
The M.2 1216 form factor delivers 70% smaller footprint and lower profile optimized for thin-and-light designs.

   Experience the Intel Difference

Wirelessly Project to the Big Screen
Intel® WiDi/Intel® Pro WiDi3
Watch your Mobile PC content instantly without wires on the big HD screen with stunning image clarity and sound with Intel® Wireless Display. 
Stream movies, videos, games, photos, connect with friends, and more—experience it all, bigger and better than ever before.
Intel® Pro WiDi with Intel® vPro™ technology delivers enterprise-class wireless display capabilities for dense conference room environments.
Worldwide Regulatory Support
Intel® Dynamic Regulatory Solution4
Delivers regulatory busting technology that enables one Intel® Wireless-AC adapter shipped to customers worldwide with the regulatory requirements of most countries in a single database on the Wi-Fi module. 
The Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 detects its location and automatically configures the Wi-Fi to match it. 
Regulatory updates are easily enabled with software updates so users can travel worldwide without compliance issues.

    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. Available only Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 Intel® vPRO Technology SKUs.
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 Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® vPro™ technology. Available only Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 Intel® vPRO Technology SKUs.
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software7 Includes 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 and accurate Wi-Fi indoor location service 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 8260 Technical Specifications


Dimensions (H x W x D)
Antenna Diversity
Radio ON/OFF Control
Connector interface
Operating Temperature (Adapter Shield)
Humidity Non-Operating
Operating Systems
Wi-Fi Alliance 

IEEE WLAN Standard
Cisco CCX* 
M.2 2230: 22 mm x 30 mm x 2.4 mm [1.5mm Max (Top Side)/ 0.1mm Max (Bottom Side)]
M.2 2230: 2.4g
Supported via 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 8.1*, Microsoft Windows Next*, Linux* (limited feature support)
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
Wi-Fi Miracast Source
IEEE 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11i, 802.11h, 802.11w
CCX 4.x*/CCX Lite Compliant
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, 4.0, 4.1, BLE, 4.2


Authentication Protocols
Wi-Fi Direct* Encryption and Authentication
Product Safety
Management Frame Protection
64-bit and 128-bit WEP, AES-CCMP
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60950-1)
802.11w (WFA- Protected Management Frames)


Government FIPS11 ,FISMA
  1. Compared to Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7165 .
  2. 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
  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® Dynamic Regulatory Solution disclaimer TBD.
  5. 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: http://www.intel.com/technology/vpro .
  6. 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, visithttp://www.intel.com/technology/platform-technology/intel-amt
  7. Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software may not be supported by your PC manufacturer. Check with your PC manufacturer for details on availability.
  8. Intel Location Based Service requires selected Intel wireless adapters and Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software v15.6 or later on Intel® 4thGen Core processor-based PCs only.
  9. Roaming is supported only within each respective band and mode of access points.
  10. 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.
  11. Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8.x, and Microsoft Windows 10.

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