Agreed. The computer I bought this for will REALLY benefit from this card. It's currently using an intel 1050 or some such card. It's a POS that doesn't even see the 5ghz spectrum :(.
Anyone that wants to take a stab at modifying the INF to see if the WIndows 8 driver works on Windows 7 as is? So what if it blue screens... it's not the end of the world.. go into safe mode and remove the wireless card and driver... this tool makes it easy to remove the driver from the Windows Driver Store:
DriverStore Explorer [RAPR] - Home
Well intel said support for win 7 will be available by end of Q2 which means this Friday, so only 4 more days to wait.
Well the mailman just delivered my care package,AC-7260 included,from GentechPC.
It took 6 days California to Seoul.
I'll do a clean install of Windows 8 for the testing as soon as I have time later today or I'll wait for the Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview on the 26th.
Just tested the AC-7260 in Ubuntu 13.04 and it's missing the firmware required for the card.
kernel: [ 6.616636] iwlwifi 0000:0a:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-7260-6.ucode' failed.
kernel: [ 6.616638] iwlwifi 0000:0a:00.0: no suitable firmware found!
The firmware it's looking for isn't available in the linux-firmware repo yet, but it's being worked on AFAIK.
Re: iwlwifi-7260-6.ucode (Linux Wireless)
[PATCH] iwlwifi: add firmware for 7260 / 3160 devices (Linux Wireless)
git link: kernel/git/linville/wireless-testing.git - The wireless-testing tree, for continuous integration...
Let me know if you get it working and how.
I just ordered my Intel 7260 card from Ken at GenTechPC. :beer: I will try this card out in my laptops and report back my findings:
-Dell Inspiron 1525 (Intel, W7)
-HP ProBook 6475b (AMD, W7)
-Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E425 (AMD, W7)
I may have to try W8... or wait for the W7 driver.
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