Laoptop with Intel ax200 would not connect to any mobile hotspot

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       #11

    I just used windows all in on repair portable tool and set it to fix network , firewall , permissions , windows services and that sorted the bluetooth problem , now still as i attempted to connect to the mobile access point it was a no go .
    It was a good program in its day and is still good, but it cannot equal the windows repair install I linked you to which is a complete reinstall of windows but leaves all your files etc complete as shown on the link
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       #12

    Ok I now understand , I have tried with many phones and routers , the ax200 can only connect to 5GHz networks and the 2.4GHz Dual band only (300 mbs) , the 2.4GHz Single band (150 mbs) which is how most Mobile Hotspots are are not supported on the ax200 , despite they do show as an option in driver's properties , they are vanilla , they do not work , hopefully they fix it in next driver release .
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       #13

    I was under the impression that when you said in your opening post
    Now ever since the w10 2004 update and I can't connect to any hotspot shared by an android mobile (which is my method of connectivity when on the move) .
    that BEFORE then you could connect.
    NOW I think that you could never connect this laptop with the Intel adapter - to the android phone - using the mobile as the hotspot.

    However I think the AX200 can be configured not to use AX mode
    as here
    Advanced Intel(R) Wireless Adapter Settings
    How to access the advanced adapter settings in Windows 10
    Right-click Start in the bottom left corner.
    Click Device Manager.
    Click the > sign to expand the Network adapters entry.
    Right-click the wireless adapter and click Properties.
    Click the Advanced tab to configure the advanced settings.

    and on the product brief it says
    https://www.intel.com/content/dam/ww...dule-brief.pdf
    that it supports it, but if you read the first link and the product brief it can be configured NOT to use it.
    Last edited by Macboatmaster; 25 Jul 2020 at 18:10.
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       #14

    Macboatmaster said:
    I was under the impression that when you said in your opening post
    Now ever since the w10 2004 update and I can't connect to any hotspot shared by an android mobile (which is my method of connectivity when on the move) .
    I was under that impression until I realized this , i always have auto update drivers disabled in windows because usually windows update force on me glitchy drivers . then i realized that its the norm with feature updates to force install new drivers on you and that is what they did (on latest intel's driver atm) . Now honestly I wasn't keen on remembering what older version I had installed that never gave me those hassles because wifi driver problems are pretty rare to me .

    Now if you consult forums regarding either of the intel 9260 or the ax200 you'd realize that often supporters direct people to use specific older versions of drivers to help with specific issues they have on latest ones so this is the norm apparently to intel's latest flagship wifi cards . Just my problem is i've seen no particular problem similar to mine , usually the problem is with an actual router not a mobile ap . I tried to locate and install these drivers but still , so this in particular is what i need help about as i am on the move and cant abuse my data plan nor risk get blue screens etc .

    As for the manual , they can state anything they want , still i have tried every possible combo yet for setting up the driver and still no connection .

    now the phones i am trying with are either samsungs or huwauis and while samsung made it a standard to keep using the wireless n single band for its access points up till recently when 10 series decided to catch up to the 5 ghz standard .

    now huwauis are another case , ever since the beginning and they offered the option to switch between 2.4 and 5 ghz , they default to 5 ghz one actually , so apparently no problems with these just that i dont have a huwaui phone nor do i plan to get one .

    there is however something that triggered my comment about intel planning to deprecate those standards of wifi as in some of the ax200 pages they claim that the card may have issues with "Legacy" access points (un-naming them) where they suggest turning off certain features which still didnt work for me .

    so basically any additional suggestions are appreciated .
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       #15

    Cheers
    My best suggestion is the one I made in post 9
    Use a mini usb adapter, on the laptop - for the cost involved, all the effort of trying to get the Intel to work is IMHO not worthwhile
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       #16

    Thank you very much for all the support , I updated the OP with my findings so to save it on people to read out till the end to find the solution .
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       #17

    So the solution then was as per the link I sent from Intel

    802.11n/ac/ax Wireless Mode or HT Mode
    The setting lets you select 802.11n High Throughput mode (HT Mode), 802.11ac Very High Throughput Mode (VHT Mode), 802.11ax or disable 802.11n/ac/ax modes. Default value maybe 802.11ac or 802.11ax depending on the adapter you have.

    Disabled

    HT mode or 802.11n: enable 802.11n data rates
    VHT mode or 802.11ac: enables 802.11ac data rates

    via device manger as per the details on my post.
    You did well to find the extra settings
    802.11ax: enables 802.11ax data rates
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