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Will Intel AC1200 (7260.HMWWB) work with D-Link 624?

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    Will Intel AC1200 (7260.HMWWB) work with D-Link 624?


    Hey guys, I just upgraded the wireless card in my laptop to the Intel AC1200 7260.HMWWB. Based on my research, I thought this card would be pretty much backward compatible with every router specs... im still using a DLink DI-624. I see the available connection but.. cant connect. So it almost seems that my laptop's wireless is in worse shape now.. before it was sporadic but now with the updated and recommended card, I cant connect. Could this be an incompatibility issue with my router?

    Networking is something I dont have much experience in so Im hoping someone here can assist me a bit...

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    Yes it's fairly typical to have compatibility problems between the newer wireless ac and older n devices.

    I see these problems here all the time although it seems that some here refuse to believe it despite seeing evidence to the contrary over and over again.

    I've seen the problem with some of my own hardware not to mention hundreds of similar complaints on these forums.

    Updating the firmware on the router might help in this case.
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    Thanks for your comments...

    In the meantime, Im sharing my findings here in case others search for a similar issue. It IS compatible however...because I could not find a user manual that breaks down all the options in the Properties panel for the Intel 7260ac, here is what one needs to do.

    In Properties, go to Advanced Tab, scroll down the list on the left until you see "Wireless Mode". Then from the list on the right, select option 3> 802.11g

    I am considering getting an AC router but at least in the meatime, I am somewhat functional!
    Considering AC router over N in order to be more future-proof.
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    Good work around by forcing it into g only mode still I wouldn't call that exactly compatible because n mode isn't connecting as it should.

    I'd be inclined to look for a work around or a firmware update that allowed you to use the N only mode which would be much faster.

    Of course an AC router is the logical answer. With a strong signal "no walls" the 5Ghz frequency is nearly as fast as wired.
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    Just set for a/b/g modes. Do not leave it at just g mode. Also go to the Intel.com website and download the complete drivers with the Proset tools. You will find that the Intel drivers will work better then the default ones that Windows 8 loaded. Plus with the Proset tools. You can go in and make further adjustments to the settings for the adapter.
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    There is no N mode on this router. Its only b/g. Yes its that old!

    I know AC router would be ideal... but I live in an apartment...not a mansion, so I wonder if its overkill. Its just for my laptop and smartphone.

    Does the speed of the router affect wifi communications between my phone apps and my pc? In other words, does the router speed just affect the speed of whats coming from the internet or any type of wireless communication at home (ie, between laptop and printer, between smartphone and PC, etc)?
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    It does not matter if the router has N mode or not. Leaving at a/b/g mode, gives you flexibility when roaming and needing to use a hotspot.

    As for Apartment vs. Mansion. Wireless-AC has nothing to do about that. AC was created for transferring/streaming media across networks.

    I would suggest ditching the antique and get a Wireless-N router. They have come down to really cheap prices for decent units. You can look at the specs at smallnetbuilder.com. Be careful that you pay attention to the Wan to LAN speeds.
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    I didn't realize I was working with a router that is considered to be a relic these days being over ten years out of date.

    Purchasing an AC adaptor when using an outdated router that is only capable of 802.11 b or g wouldn't be something I'd ever advise anyone to do and quite frankly I'm surprised it's working at all without a firmware update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    It does not matter if the router has N mode or not. Leaving at a/b/g mode, gives you flexibility when roaming and needing to use a hotspot.

    As for Apartment vs. Mansion. Wireless-AC has nothing to do about that. AC was created for transferring/streaming media across networks.

    I would suggest ditching the antique and get a Wireless-N router. They have come down to really cheap prices for decent units. You can look at the specs at smallnetbuilder.com. Be careful that you pay attention to the Wan to LAN speeds.
    Great resource! Why do you say to pay attention to the Wan to LAN speeds? Something specific to my situation?
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