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Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
3rd Gen Intel 802.11ac, Dual Band, 1x1 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth® 4.2

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

Exceptional Wi-Fi. Exceptional Features. Exceptional Connected Experience

The Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 is Intel’s 3rd generation 802.11ac, dual band, 1x1 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth® adapter. It’s engineered to be faster1, stronger1, greener1 than previous gen Intel 802.11ac 1x1 products with shared Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas, lower power in idle modes, Intel® Dynamic Regulatory Solution and complete Microsoft Windows 10 support. Combined with Intel® Core™ processors and exceptional Intel wireless innovations, the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 dramatically reshapes your connected experience at home, work or on the go.

  • 3168NGW
Product Name Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
Model Name 3168NGW
Version M.2 (NGFF)
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USD 33.
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    Experience the Intel Difference

More Speed Better Coverage Larger Capacity
802.11ac, Dual Band, 80MHz, 1x1
Delivers up to 3x faster Wi-Fi speeds (up to 433 Mbps2) than 802.11n, with up to 3x more bandwidth per stream for more users and devices3. Advanced optional 802.11ac specification features implemented that improve channel reliability resulting in better coverage and performance. Intel® Wireless-AC enables smoother streaming of higher resolution videos, fewer dropped connections and less congestion, and more speeds further away from the router.
Bluetooth 4.2® Dual mode Bluetooth® 4.2 connects to the newest low energy Bluetooth* products as well as your familiar devices, such as headsets, keyboard, mice and more.
Microsoft Windows 10* Full support for latest Microsoft Windows 10* OS
Worldwide Regulatory Support Intel® Dynamic Regulatory Solution3 Delivers regulatory busting technology that enables one Intel® Wireless-AC adapter shipped to customers worldwide with the regulatory requirements of most countries in a single database on the Wi-Fi module. The Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 detects its location and automatically configures the Wi-Fi to match it. Regulatory updates are easily managed during the product lifecycle so users can travel worldwide without compliance issues.


    Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 Technical Specifications


Dimensions (H x W x D)
Radio ON/OFF Control
Connector interface
LED Output
Operating Temperature (Adapter Shield)
Humidity Non-Operating
Operating Systems

Wi-Fi Alliance

IEEE WLAN Standard

M.2 2230: 22 mm x 30 mm x 2.4 mm [1.5mm Max (Top Side)/ 0.1mm Max (Bottom Side)]
M.2 2230: 2.4g
Supported in both hardware and software
M.2: PCIe, USB
0º to +80° C
50% to 90% RH non-condensing (at temperatures of 25°C to 35°C)
Microsoft Windows 7*, Microsoft Windows 8.1*, Microsoft Windows 10*, Linux* (most features not available on Linux)
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED* a/b/g/n/ac, WMM*, WMM-PS*, WPA*, WPA2*, WPS2, Protected Management Frames, Wi-Fi Direct* for peer to peer device connections, Wi-Fi Miracast* as Source.

IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11i, 802.11h, 802.11w
Infrastructure and SoftAP; Supports simultaneous Client and SoftAP modes
Supports seamless roaming between respective access points
(802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11a/b/g/n, and 802.11ac)
Dual Mode Bluetooth® 4.2, BLE


Authentication Protocols
Wi-Fi Direct* Encryption and Authentication
Management Frame Protection
64-bit and 128-bit WEP, AES-CCMP
802.11w (WFA- Protected Management Frames)


US Government
Product Safety
For a list of country approvals, please contact your local Intel representatives.
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60950-1)
Product Name Model Number Version
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 3168NGW 802.11ac, 1x1, Bluetooth* 4.2, PCIe, USB, M.2 2230
  1. Compared to Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168.
  2. Based on the theoretical maximum bandwidth enabled by 1x1 802.11ac implementations. Actual wireless throughput and/or range will vary depending on your specific operating system, hardware and software configurations. Check with your PC manufacturer for details.
  3. Compared to 802.11n 40MHz channels, 802.11ac 80MHz provides 3x more bandwidth per stream (Max data rate for 1x1 802.11n 40MHz channel is 150Mbps; Max data rate for 1x1 802.11ac 80MHz channel = 433Mbps).
  4. Roaming is supported only within each respective band and mode of access points.
  5. Some security solutions may not be supported by your PC’s operating system and/or by your PC manufacturer. Check with your PC manufacturer for details on availability.
  6. Microsoft Windows 7* and Microsoft Windows 8.1*, and Microsoft Windows 10*.

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