Recommended Settings for 802.11ax Connectivity


Maintenance & Performance



Below are the default and recommended settings for Intel® Wireless Adapters supporting 802.11ax. Use this page as a reference to return your system settings to these defaults if they’ve been changed. See more detailed info and how to change these settings under the Advanced tab of the Windows* Device Manager properties.

Note Update your adapter and wireless router software. Use the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant to update your Intel® Drivers.


Default/recommended settings

Property Value
Channel Width for 5GHz Auto (Access Point determines width)
Roaming Aggressiveness Medium
Throughput Booster Disabled
Transmit Power Highest
802.11n/ac/ax Wireless Mode  802.11ax

Make sure your Access Point (AP) or Wi-Fi router supports the 5 GHz frequency band, and configured for 11ax mode.
If you aren't sure if the AP is configured for 11ax, contact your AP manufacturer.

Key settings related to 11ax wireless AP

Note The actual name and feature of the setting may vary depending on the AP. Check the user manual or contact your AP manufacturer for details.
  • Channel

    This setting controls the channel your AP uses to communicate with client devices on your Wi-Fi network.

    Most APs should have this set to Auto by default. We don't recommend changing this setting unless you:

    • Have a good understanding of Wi-Fi channels
    • Know how to determine the least congested channel in your environment
  • Channel Width

    For optimal performance and compatibility, enable support for all channel widths.

  • (Wireless) Mode

    This setting controls the type of Wi-Fi devices (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax) that can connect to the AP.
    For optimal performance and compatibility, enable support for all wireless modes.
    Enable Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6 or AX mode for 11ax devices. 


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Recommended Settings for 802.11ac Connectivity
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