How to Get 1.73 Gbps with the Intel® Wireless-AC 9260 and 9560

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03/25/2019

What am I seeing?

The Intel® Wireless-AC 9260 and 9560 aren't connecting at the 1.73Gbps link rate.

Why am I seeing it?

This could be caused by:

  • The wireless Access Point (AP) doesn't support or isn't configured to enable 160 MHz channel width (also known as HT160) and/or;
  • The Intel® Wireless Adapter is configured to 20 MHz only for 5GHz channel width.

The Intel Wireless-AC 9260 and 9560 uses the 160 MHz channel width to achieve 1.73 Gbps rate.

Note The Intel® Wireless-AC 9260 and 9560 support only the contiguous 160 MHz channel width configuration. 2 separated non-contiguous 80 MHz (or 80 + 80 MHz) configuration isn't supported.

How to fix it.

Related topics
Introducing Intel® Wireless-AC 2x2 160 MHz
Different Wi-Fi Protocols and Data Rates