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I have an Intel NUC5i5RYH with an embedded Intel AC-7265 dual band wireless card. My issue is that ESXI can only see the ethernet NIC whereas I want it to run on the wireless card.

VMWare uses .vib files to install drivers and the like, but I can only find Windows drivers for this particular card.

Does anyone have any insight into how I might accomplish getting these drivers on an existing ESXI installation?

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That adapter is (currently) incompatible with ESXi - there are no drivers to be had.

Contact Intel about it, and/or get a known-compatible adapter.

You may also want to check out this article: How to make your unsupported NIC work with ESXi 5.x or 6.0 which states:

You should also skip to step 7 now if your NIC is a wireless device or connected through a USB port. There is no way to get these working in ESXi...

Step 7:

Always easy: Go and get a compatible controller!

  • Thanks for the reply, I have my ethernet NIC working fine. Bummer on the wireless end, though! – Joshua Sep 22 '15 at 17:57

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