Intel 7260HMW IEEE 802.11AC

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Intel 7260HMW IEEE 802.11AC

Postby notime2d8 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 20:48

I just ordered one of these and will post my results when it comes in. The features are:

802.11ac, dual-band, 2x2 Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth
4th generation Intel Core processors
Bluetooth 4.0
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wi-Fi HotSpot Assistant
Intel Wireless Display
Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Max Speed: 300/867 Mbps


The reason why i wanted it was that it doesn't use the usb lines for the bluetooth but has a built in pcie bridge and everything works over the pcie connection. This should give bluetooth 4.0. in my ux380n and wireless N and AC

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Postby notime2d8 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 04:39

So I got my card in this afternoon ux...just a few things...

1. Make sure to download the drivers before removing the old card...duh

2. It's a half slot card so you need the extension bracket...the old antennas work and fit..

But other than that...it works awesome!!! In a room where I only got 2 bars jumped to a full signal. And the battery life seems a lot better too.

Easily the best $16 upgrade for my UX.

Edit: I can't get the bluetooth to work with Windows 8.1 :mad:

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Postby Braindead » Fri Mar 21, 2014 13:54

That's good news, where did you order it from?
These cards are much more expensive over here. (Europe)
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Postby notime2d8 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 14:53

Braindead wrote:That's good news, where did you order it from?
These cards are much more expensive over here. (Europe)


Ebay, and I don't know if bluetooth works yet. I saw this online:


The BT component on the Intel card does not require USB to function. It's a plain PCIe device, just like the WLAN itself. If you boot Linux and use lspci, it'll actually list a PCIe to PCIe bridge on the card, and the three devices behind it. One is BT, one is WLAN, and the third appears to be a virtual device, probably for management of the other two. Works pretty decently under Linux, with latest kernel and drivers, but there are some timeouts. There are problems with two or more BT hosts on one PC, though, only one will work. This is true for Windows and Linux, so I'm guessing it's something in the bluetooth design, that they never expected us to have multiple BT controllers on one machine.


So...i don't know, when i get some time i'll try a live Linux distro and see if bluetooth works there. At this point i can't tell if it doesn't work or if it is just a driver issue with 8.1 as i had some issues finding and installing them.

P.S. Does anyone know if i need to upgrade the antennas?

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Postby Braindead » Mon Apr 07, 2014 20:11

I doesn't harm to put at least one better antenna in there.
Saw a big improvement in reception, but this was on an older card with three antenna connectors.
Any news on the BT subject?
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Postby tomn » Mon Apr 28, 2014 09:13

YEah, I have the HMW7260 802.11ac, it is an awesome card. Never tried it on the UX380N I have though, for $16 it is a great price. BE careful though, there are 3 different versions of this card:

Verson 1:

2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0

2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi + 5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0

2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi + 5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0

I think it is a great card to improve battery life, as the newer Wi-Fi chipset should draw a lot less power.

Thanks for posting the info. I might try upgrading my UX as well.
[color="Blue"]CURRENT TOY SYSTEMS:[/color]

Vaio PCG-U1 - Transmeta 867MHz 6.4"
Vaio VGN-U50 - 5"32G SSD
Vaio UX380N - 4.5" 128G SSD
Vaio P15G - 8" 128G SSD

Viliv S5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb
Viliv N5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb

Fujitsu U820 - 5.6" 128G SSD
Samsung Q1 Ultra - 7" 2G RAM 64G SLC SSD
Dell Inspiron Duo - 300G SSD

[color="Red"]NEW TOYS:[/color]

Dell Venue 8 Pro - 64G eMMC
Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T- 64G eMMC
Sony Vaio Tap 11 - 2.9GHz Core i7 1TB SSD
Samsung Note Pro 12.2
Dell Venue 11 Pro - Core M 256G SSD

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Postby bigs » Wed Apr 30, 2014 07:10

tomn wrote:YEah, I have the HMW7260 802.11ac, it is an awesome card. Never tried it on the UX380N I have though, for $16 it is a great price. BE careful though, there are 3 different versions of this card:

Verson 1:

2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0

2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi + 5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0

2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi + 5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0

I think it is a great card to improve battery life, as the newer Wi-Fi chipset should draw a lot less power.

Thanks for posting the info. I might try upgrading my UX as well.


hmm, I think I too want to upgrade my Wifi card!! currently running the 4965 ABG card I think. Since I am running Ubuntu on my UX, maybe the bluetooth 4.0 will work on that, assuming you are correct about the true PCI-e
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard
OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!
sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate
light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

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Postby tomn » Wed Apr 30, 2014 18:57

Bigs,

Good time to replace the 4965 ABG, I am using the Intel 5100 ABGN on my UX and it feels old. Time to move to 802.11ac with BT 4.0., I think the UX should support BT 4.0 as it should be on the PCIe bus as well.

Question is, once you put a combo WiFi-BT card on it, how do you get rid of the original BT card?
[color="Blue"]CURRENT TOY SYSTEMS:[/color]



Vaio PCG-U1 - Transmeta 867MHz 6.4"

Vaio VGN-U50 - 5"32G SSD

Vaio UX380N - 4.5" 128G SSD

Vaio P15G - 8" 128G SSD



Viliv S5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb

Viliv N5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb



Fujitsu U820 - 5.6" 128G SSD

Samsung Q1 Ultra - 7" 2G RAM 64G SLC SSD

Dell Inspiron Duo - 300G SSD



[color="Red"]NEW TOYS:[/color]



Dell Venue 8 Pro - 64G eMMC

Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T- 64G eMMC

Sony Vaio Tap 11 - 2.9GHz Core i7 1TB SSD

Samsung Note Pro 12.2

Dell Venue 11 Pro - Core M 256G SSD

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Postby bigs » Wed Apr 30, 2014 22:41

removing the old bluetooth module is not an issue, as it is a separate board that clips onto the UX front housing.

Currently with my 4965, the Wireless switch works perfectly, as when switched off it will down power the wifi and bluetooth. Not sure how this newer card will perform.

Will start browsing for a good deal on one of these cards ;) It will mainly benefit me for lower power consumption, but I am uncertain to how it will perform in relation to speed etc. For instance the 4965 does support Wifi N, but I was forced to disable it, as the connection was unreliable. There was nothing wrong with the card, but rather the way Ubuntu handles Wifi N. Will be interesting to see if Ubuntu can take advantage of bluetooth 4.0!
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

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Postby tomn » Tue May 06, 2014 05:53

I am thinking of switching to the latest 7260 and removing the old bluetooth board to save power and get much higher wifi speeds. On my current configuration, the UX works really well with the 5100 and the hardware switches etc works perfectly. The hardware switch is actually a software switch that tells the driver to switch off the WiFi/BT radio, and as long as you have an Intel card, it should work just fine.

Good luck updating your Ubuntu to a faster card and do let us know your experience.
[color="Blue"]CURRENT TOY SYSTEMS:[/color]



Vaio PCG-U1 - Transmeta 867MHz 6.4"

Vaio VGN-U50 - 5"32G SSD

Vaio UX380N - 4.5" 128G SSD

Vaio P15G - 8" 128G SSD



Viliv S5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb

Viliv N5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb



Fujitsu U820 - 5.6" 128G SSD

Samsung Q1 Ultra - 7" 2G RAM 64G SLC SSD

Dell Inspiron Duo - 300G SSD



[color="Red"]NEW TOYS:[/color]



Dell Venue 8 Pro - 64G eMMC

Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T- 64G eMMC

Sony Vaio Tap 11 - 2.9GHz Core i7 1TB SSD

Samsung Note Pro 12.2

Dell Venue 11 Pro - Core M 256G SSD


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