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Install Intel® Wireless Drivers and Software

Last Reviewed: 07-Jun-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.


Intel or the laptop computer original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may not provide technical support for some or all issues that could arise from the usage of the generic software and drivers found on download center. Intel recommends that you obtain and use the software provided via your laptop manufacturer.

Uninstalling a driver is usually done as part of troubleshooting an issue. Uninstalling can help you isolate an issue to a specific driver loaded in the system. Some issues may be resolved by a simple software or driver update. Other issues may require a complete uninstall of the existing wireless software and drivers and then a fresh install of the latest software and drivers.

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How to install

Download the file to a folder on your PC. Double click on the file to launch installation.

Please ensure that your wireless adapter is supported by this download. The following links will assist you in determining which wireless adapter is installed in your computer system.

Download drivers and software

Use our browser-based tool to identify your product and install new software easily.
Automatically install your wireless driver and software

Select files to download from the Intel® Download Center.
Manually download your wireless driver
Download Linux* drivers for Intel® PRO/Wireless Products

What driver version do I have?

Identify your wireless adapter and driver version

Installing your drivers and software

Manually install your drivers or Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software
Using the new Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software installation process

Uninstalling your drivers and software

Uninstall Intel® WiFi adapter driver
Uninstall Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software


Resolving Wi-Fi network connection issues
Solutions to wireless errors reported by Microsoft Online Crash Analysis (OCA)*

OEM-supplied versus Intel®-provided generic software

There is no need to update to the latest version unless you encounter issues that can be resolved with the newer version. Intel recommends that you obtain and use the software provided via your laptop manufacturer.

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

Intel is a supplier of laptop components and does not manufacture or sell complete laptop systems. The software provided by Intel below is a generic version. Each laptop computer original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may have altered the features, incorporated customizations, or made other changes to the software or software packaging they provide. The software provided has not been verified by your laptop manufacturer as to compatibility or other operation.

Intel-provided generic software

There are two kinds of downloads available on download center for Intel® Wireless Adapters. There is a software package, which includes Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and wireless adapter drivers if you want Intel PROSet to manage the wireless client, and there is just the wireless adapter drivers themselves if you want the Microsoft operating system to manage the wireless client.

When the Intel PROSet software package is updated, the driver version for your wireless adapter may or may not be updated. The updates, patches, or fixes included in a new software or driver release may apply to the just software itself (Intel PROSet) or it may apply to just one Intel® Wireless Adapter or to many Intel wireless adapters. Learn more about Intel® Wireless Adapter driver versions.

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