Is there a way to fix this? Seems like there should be something in the troubleshooting tools to directly look at the adapter.... Some way to get the software to load.
On Boot-up the Wifi adapter will be missing from the Device Manager - and no WiFi connection is possible. Network Troubleshooting with windows tools and with the HP tool are both useless as they simply ask for an ethernet cable to be connected. Looking at the adapter in the device manager, there is a event that says an additional install is required. Shut-Down will fail, then after forced shutdown, the WiFi will be present.
No Wifi Adaptor PresentAdditional Install RequiredNo Wifi in Device Manager Lisgt
And then, it starts working:
Network Connections with WiFiDevice Manager wih WiFi
Oh, and turning Airplane Mode on and off doesn't make anything start working.
Loading the latest driver directly from Intel fixed the will missing device problem - Interesting that its designated as unsupported already - how is an I7 based laptop already obsolete? I haven't found a way to make it automatically connect on startup. Have to click and select the network to connect to each boot up. That's annoying, but something that can be lived with.
My 7260 AC works fine on my HP 350 G1 (4th gen i3), latest build of W10.
I have the latest driver installed, and I did not make any changes to the default installation or mess with any of the advanced settings.
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