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Install Intel® Wireless Drivers and Software


Last Reviewed: 14-Sep-2016
Article ID: 000005600

Automatically detect and update your drivers and software with the Intel® Driver Update Utility.

Manually identify your Intel® Wireless Adapter and driver version number.

Note

Intel or the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may not provide technical support for all issues with generic software and drivers found on Download Center. We recommend that you use the software provided via your laptop manufacturer.

Troubleshooting typically involves uninstalling a driver. Uninstalling can help you isolate an issue to a specific driver. A simple software or driver update may resolve the issue. Other issues may require a complete uninstall of the existing wireless software and drivers and then a fresh install of the latest versions.

 

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What driver version do I have?

Identify your Intel® Wireless Adapter and driver version.

Download drivers and software
Installing your drivers and software

You may automatically detect and update your drivers and software with the Intel® Driver Update Utility.

To manually install your drivers or Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software, download the file to a folder on your PC. Double-click on the file to launch installation.

See Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software installation process for more details on the installation process.

Ensure that the download supports your wireless adapter. See the related topics below on determining which wireless adapter is installed in your computer system.

Uninstalling your drivers and software Uninstall an Intel® WiFi adapter driver.
Uninstall Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software.
OEM-supplied versus Intel®-provided generic software

You don't need to update to the latest version unless you find issues that can be resolved with the newer version. We recommend that you use the software provided by your laptop manufacturer.

OEM software download locations: Listing of laptop manufacturer's websites.

Intel is a supplier of laptop components. We do not manufacture or sell complete laptop systems. The software we provide is a generic version. Each original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may have altered the features, incorporated customizations, or made other changes to the software or software packaging they provide. Laptop manufacturers have not verified compatibility or other operations for toe software provided.

Intel®-provided generic software

Two kinds of downloads are available on Download Center for Intel® Wireless Adapters.

  • Software package: Includes Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and wireless adapter drivers if you want Intel® PROSet to manage the wireless client.
  • Wireless adapter drivers only: If you want the Microsoft operating system to manage the wireless client.

When you update the Intel® PROSet software package, the driver version for your wireless adapter may or may not be updated. Updates, patches, or fixes included in a new software or driver release may apply to just the software (Intel® PROSet), or to one or multiple Intel® Wireless Adapters. Learn more about Intel® Wireless Adapter driver versions.

 
Related topics
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software downloads
Bluetooth® technology installation for Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software
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