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Determine Which File to Download for Your Intel® Wireless Adapter


Last Reviewed: 28-Dec-2016
Article ID: 000005573

You can download a variety of file types for wireless adapters. Consumer files are for home users. Businesses that don't need the advanced installation options for IT Administrators can also use the consumer files.

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Consumer

Do I choose driver-only or Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software?

Choose Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software if you want troubleshooting tools and some advanced security options beyond those included with Microsoft Windows*.

If you are using Windows to create and manage your wireless profiles, you can download the driver-only package.

Note We no longer provide the driver only package for consumers. You may still download it from the IT administrator page.
  1. Go to Download Center.
  2. Select your adapter from the list.
  3. Select your operating system to narrow down the choices.

If you are not sure which file you need, choose the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software or use the Intel® Driver Update Utility to automatically update your driver to the latest available version.

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software options

  • Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers includes wireless drivers for all Intel® Wireless Adapters and the software. You only need to download one file.
  • Intel® Wireless Bluetooth® Software includes Bluetooth® drivers and software for the following list of Intel® Wireless Adapters:
    • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
    • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
    • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
    • Intel® Wireless 7265 family
    • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
    • Intel® Wireless 7260 family
    • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
    • Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 130
    • Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230
    • Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030
    • Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135
    • Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
    • Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
  • Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiMAX Connection Utility includes Intel® WiMAX drivers and software for the following list of Intel® Wireless Adapters:
    • Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N WiMAX 6150
    • Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N WiMAX 6250
IT Administrator

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for IT Administrators are meant for business users who need to:

  • Perform silent install or customize components to install.
  • Use GPO or other methods to distribute software to a large number of users.
  • Need the ability to create profiles with PROSet/Wireless Software on Windows 7.

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Advanced Enterprise Software
This software combines simplified user interface design with advanced IT tools to create and push Wi-Fi profiles, centrally control client software, and remotely enforce corporate network policies. Intel® PROSet/Wireless Advanced Enterprise Software provides the same familiar Intel user interface and tools available for Microsoft Windows XP* with the addition of must-have enterprise features:

  • IT Administrator Tool kit.
  • Adapter Switching.
  • Profile Migration tool.
  • Reset ProSet.
  • Statistics, diagnostics, and a troubleshooting tool.
Note Intel® PROSet/Wireless Advanced Enterprise Software is supported on Windows 8.1 and earlier.
 
Note Intel is a supplier of laptop components and does not manufacture or sell complete laptop systems. The information provided is for generic versions of the products. The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) can alter features, incorporate customizations, or make other changes. Contact your manufacturer for information specific to your computer.
 
Note File names are updated to include the software version number in place of "ICS" with each software release.
For example: The current Windows® 10 64-bit consumer Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software file is Wireless_19.20.3_PROSet64_Win10.exe.
 
Title Files Description
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 10 64-Bit ICS_PROSet64_Win10.exe
Consumer: PROSet/Wireless for Windows® 10 64-Bit
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 10 32-Bit ICS_PROSet32_Win10.exe
Consumer: PROSet/Wireless for Windows® 10 32-Bit
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 8.1 64-Bit ICS_PROSet64_Win8.1.exe Consumer: PROSet/Wireless for Windows 8.1* 64-Bit
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 8.1 32-Bit ICS_PROSet32_Win8.1.exe Consumer: PROSet/Wireless for Windows 8.1* 32-Bit
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 7 64-Bit ICS_PROSet64_Win7.exe Consumer: PROSet/Wireless for Windows 7* 64-Bit
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows* 7 32-Bit ICS_PROSet32_Win7.exe Consumer: PROSet/Wireless for Windows 7* 32-Bit
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Drivers for IT Administrators: Windows® 10 64-Bit ICS_Driver64_Win10.zip IT Admin: Driver only for Windows® 10 64-Bit
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Drivers for IT Administrators: Windows® 10 32-Bit ICS_Driver32_Win10.zip IT Admin: Driver only for Windows® 10 32-Bit
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Drivers for IT Administrators: Windows 8.1* 64-Bit ICS_Driver64_Win8.1.zip IT Admin: Driver only for Windows 8.1* 64-Bit
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Drivers for IT Administrators: Windows 8.1* 32-Bit ICS_Driver32_Win8.1.zip IT Admin: Driver only for Windows 8.1* 32-Bit
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Drivers for IT Administrators: Windows 7* 64-Bit ICS_Driver64_Win7.zip
IT Admin: Driver only for Windows 7* 64-Bit
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Drivers for IT Administrators: Windows 7* 32-Bit ICS_Driver32_Win7.zip IT Admin: Driver only for Windows 7* 32-Bit
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for IT Administrators ICS_PROSet64.zip IT Admin: PROSet/Wireless for 64-Bit Windows
ICS_PROSet32.zip IT Admin: PROSet/Wireless for 32-Bit Windows*
All in one package for IT Administrators ICS_all.zip
IT Admin: Package contains install files for all OS
 
Note The Intel® Driver Update Utility identifies your adapter and automatically updates your driver to the latest version, if needed. Once the driver has been updated, the old version is automatically deleted.
 
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Intel® PROSet/ Wireless Software sownloads
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® technology
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software IT Administrator links
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiMAX Connection Utility