How to fix Intel Centrino 7260 Wireless-AC latency spikes, lag

If you have a WLAN adapter that supports U-APSD, you may have noticed you are having performance issues or latency spikes when playing games or pinging IP-addresses.

Now I confirmed these latency spikes by pinging my access point or gateway 100 times (see screenshot in red).


Now you can fix this by:

  1. Right-click the start orb in the bottom left corner.
  2. Open ‘Device Manager’.
  3. Right-click the ‘Intel Dual Band Wireles-AC 7260’.
  4. Choose ‘Properties’.
  5. Disable ‘U-APSD’.
  6. And click ‘Ok’.

After that you can test again in command prompt if this worked by typing:

‘ping -n 100’

Or ping the IP from Google:

‘ping -n 100’


The most important thing is that your ping shouldn’t fluctuate as shown in red in the screenshot above. It should be more stable as shown in blue.

Affected WLAN adapters:

  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260

Other WLAN adapters that have U-APSD enabled by default may be affected as well.

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