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.|
|Channel Width for 5GHz||Auto (Access Point determines width)|
|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.|
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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