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Learn about Intel® PROSet Software and How to Access It


Last Reviewed: 23-Jan-2017
Article ID: 000005686

This content is for Intel® PROSet for wired Intel® Ethernet Adapters and network connections. For wireless connection software, see Learn about Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software.

The Intel® PROSet for Windows* Device Manager is an extension for Windows Device Manager. When you install the Intel PROSet software, tabs are automatically added to the supported Intel adapters in Windows Device Manager. These features allow you to test and configure wired Intel® Ethernet Adapters.

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Facts about Intel® PROSet for Windows* Device Manager
  • Provides extra services such as Help topics, adapter diagnostics, and boot agent settings.
  • Integrated into the Windows* Device Manager adapter properties.
  • Configure adapter settings using the properties tabs in Windows Device Manager.
  • Required when Advanced Networking Services (ANS) for teaming and VLAN configuration is installed.
  • Does not exist as a separate application.
  • No control panel or Windows system tray icon exists.
  • Use the Link Speed tab for diagnostics, link speed and duplex configuration, and for identifying information about your Intel® Ethernet device.
How do I access Windows Device Manager?

To access Windows Device Manager in Windows 2000*, Windows XP*, or Windows Server 2003*:

  1. Go to the Start menu, and right-click My Computer.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Hardware tab.
  4. Click Device Manager.

To access Windows Device Manager in Windows 7*, Windows Vista*, Windows Server 2008*, or Windows Server 2008 R2:

  1. Go to the Start menu, and right-click Computer.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. In the left column, click Device Manager.

To access Windows Device Manager in Windows 8:

  1. From the Windows start screen type Device Manager.
  2. In the search screen on the right, click or tap Settings.
  3. In the search results, click or tap Device Manager.
How do I get help with adapter settings?

Click any setting to display the associated help information.

Note Help is displayed only if Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager is installed.
 
Do I need Intel® PROSet Software?

Installation of Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager is optional. Intel® PROSet Software must be installed if you want to use Advanced Networking Services (ANS).

Where can I get Intel® PROSet Software?
  • Download Center has packages combining the latest drivers and Intel® PROSet Software.
  • Each package includes drivers and software for one Windows version.
  • Drivers for multiple adapters are included in each download package.
  • Not every adapter is supported in each version of Windows.
What version of Intel® PROSet Software do I have installed?

The Intel® PROSet Software version is visible in Windows Device Manager. Go to network adapter properties and click the Link Speed tab as shown in the figure here.

network adapter properties
Related topic
How do I use Teaming with Advanced Networking Services (ANS)?

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