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Technical Specifications

Essentials

Status
Launched
Launch Date
Q1'16
Weight (in grams)
2.6
Operating Temperature Range
0°C to 80°C
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 10, 64-bit*, Windows 8.1, 64-bit*, Windows 7, 32-bit*, Windows 7, 64-bit*, Linux*
Warranty Period
1 yrs
Antenna
2x2

Networking Specifications

TX/RX Streams
2x2
Bands
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Max Speed
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED*
Compliance
FIPS, FISMA
Bluetooth Version
4.2
Integrated Bluetooth
Yes

Package Specifications

Board Form Factor
M.2 2230, M.2 1216
Package Size
22mm x 30mm x 2.4mm, 12mm x 16mm x 1.8mm
System Interface Type
Wi-Fi(PCIe), BT(USB)

Advanced Technologies

MU-MIMO
Yes
Supported Under Intel® vPro™ Technology
Yes

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Features and Benefits

Wireless 802.11ac 2x2

Intel® Wireless-AC enables smoother streaming, fewer dropped connections, and more speed farther away from the router. Nearly 3x faster Wi-Fi speeds (up to 433 Mbps) than 802.11n (150Mbps) based products.

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Bluetooth® 4.2

Dual mode Bluetooth® 4.2 enables BR/EDR-low energy devices to act as a hub and peripheral at the same time. Connects to the newest low energy Bluetooth® products as well as your familiar devices, such as headsets, keyboards, mice, and more.

Optimized for Intel Platforms

Recommended wireless solution for 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and ensures your business is protected from the latest threats with wireless support for 7th Generation Intel® vPro™ processors. Enables Intel® Authenticate Bluetooth® proximity usage models.

MU-MIMO

Downlink MU-MIMO allows an Access Point to simultaneously transmit data to multiple clients and can improve overall downlink network capacity by up to 3x.1

Desktop Kit Available

Easily and quickly add Intel® Wireless-AC 2x2 to your desktop PC and begin enjoying the benefits of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®. Kit includes Intel® Wireless-AC 8265 M.2 module, antennas, RF cables, and mounting bracket.

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Related Technologies

Intel® vPro™ Technology2

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.

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Worldwide Regulatory Support

Intel® Dynamic Regulatory Solution enables worldwide regulatory compliance on a single Intel® Wireless-AC adapter SKU. The Wi-Fi adapter detects location and automatically optimizes the Wi-Fi settings to local regulatory requirements and optimizes performance based on location. Future regulatory changes are easily managed during the product lifecycle.

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Enterprise Software3

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.

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Introducing Intel® Wireless-AC 2x2 160 MHz

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Experience Faster Wi-Fi with Intel® Wireless-AC

Experience improved connection with faster Wi-Fi performance, reliability, 4K movie streaming, and better graphics.

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Take 5 Seconds to Tell If Your New PC Has Intel® Wireless-AC

In 5 seconds and 3 simple steps, start streaming movies, moving data, and more with Intel® Wireless-AC.

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For a New PC, Choose Intel® Wireless-AC

When you're looking to buy a new PC, choose the right Wi-Fi solution for streaming, gaming, and sharing.

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Intel® Wireless-AC

Best Buy explains how the 802.11ac offers faster connections and supports more devices on a router.

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Extend Intel® Wireless-AC to Your Desktop

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 Desktop Kit. A new Wi-Fi solution for desktop PCs. Desktop kit includes: antennas and cables mounting brackets with the Intel® Wireless-AC 8265 Adapter that is simple to install.

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Product and Performance Information

This feature may not be available on all computing systems. Please check with the system vendor to determine if your system delivers this feature, or reference the system specifications (motherboard, processor, chipset, power supply, HDD, graphics controller, memory, BIOS, drivers, virtual machine monitor-VMM, platform software, and/or operating system) for feature compatibility. Functionality, performance, and other benefits of this feature may vary depending on system configuration.
1

802.11ac downlink MU-MIMO technology allows concurrently serving multiple devices simultaneously, in turn increasing network capacity by up to 3x while improving per-user throughput.

2

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 environments. To learn more visit: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/vpro/vpro-platform-general.html.

3

Intel® PROSet/Wireless software may not be supported by your PC manufacturer. Check with your PC manufacturer for details on availability.