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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (7260HMW)

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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (7260HMW)
Availability: common

FCC approval date: 04 April 2013
Country of manuf.: China

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multiple revisions of this device, use caution

Interface: Mini PCIe (half)

ID: 8086:08b1 (2 addl. devices) SS: 8086:4070
Windows: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_08B1&SUBSYS_40708086

FCC ID: PD97260H, PD97260HU, MSQ7260H
Industry Canada ID: 1000M-7260H

WI1 chip1: Intel Model?

Antenna connector: U.FL

abgn+ac, 2x2:2

Flags: Bluetooth 4.0 LE, DFS

OUI: 0C:8B:FD (-, 2 W, 2013), FC:F8:AE

For a list of all currently documented Intel chipsets with specifications, see Intel.

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Card

Product page | Product Brief

802.11abgn+ac, 2x2, Dual Band Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0, Mini PCIe (half)

"WP2 P9", "PB # G83449-001", and addl. PCB text (date code 4712, Nov. 2012)

is silkscreened on the back of the module in the FCC photos.
  • FCC ID PD97260H is presumably the standard 7260HMW model.
FCC ID PD97260HU is presumably for the 7260HMW model (7260HMWU?)
for vendors using BIOS lockdown of wireless module.
  • The Asus FCC ID for this card is MSQ7260H.
  • The Dell FCC ID for this card is E2K7260WY.
Per a CIIPC made 08/19/2013, Dell appears to be using the modules in certain Wyse thin clients.

The PCI ID used in this entry is for one card of unknown provenance. It is, however, marked as follows...

Model: 7260HMW
TA: G94295-003
SPS: 710661-001 0C
CMIT ID: 2013AJ0758

Wi-Fi Certified (alt.) (as of 06/11/2013)

  • The card is certified under the following additional IDs...
WFA17147, 11/26/2012, a/b/g/n, 2x2
WFA19388, 04/15/2013, a/b/g/n, 2x2, w/ WPS and Wi-Fi Direct noted

There is an 00:15:00 OUI on the label pictured on the device in the FCC label shots.

Review of Linux Compatibility[edit]

The Intel Wireless-AC 7260 is a PCIe Half Mini Card which supports 802.11ac and Bluetooth connections.

The card has the PCI ID 8086:08b1

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 [8086:08b1] (rev 6b)
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 [8086:c070]
    Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
    Kernel modules: iwlwifi
and is fully supported by the Linux kernel (tested under Arch Linux 1.4 with Linux kernel of version 4.1.0).
However, the driver needs a special iwlwifi firmware which is normally part of the Linux distribution (see firmware-iwlwifi).

The WiFi driver (iwlwifi) is loaded automatically:

Intel(R) Wireless WiFi driver for Linux
Copyright(c) 2003- 2015 Intel Corporation
iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: loaded firmware version op_mode iwlmvm
iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 7260, REV=0x144
iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: L1 Enabled - LTR Disabled
iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: L1 Enabled - LTR Disabled

The Bluetooth chipset is internally connected via USB and has the USB ID 8087:07dc

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:07dc Intel Corp.

The chipset is fully supported and is automatically activated by the kernel:

Bluetooth: Core ver 2.20
NET: Registered protocol family 31
Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized