Networking Connectivity
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What is Intel® PROSet Software and How do I Access It?

This page describes Intel® PROSet for Intel® Ethernet wired Adapters and network connections. For wireless connection software see What is Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software?

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 identity information about your Intel® Ethernet device.

How do I access Windows device manager?
To access Device Manager in Windows 2000*, Windows XP*, or Windows Server 2003*:

  1. Right click My Computer.
  2. Choose Properties.
  3. Click Hardware tab.
  4. Click Device Manager.

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

  1. Right click Computer.
  2. Choose Properties.
  3. Click Device Manager (under Tasks in the left-hand column).

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-hand side, click or tap Settings.
  3. In the search results click or tap Device Manager.


How do I get help with adapter settings?
Click on 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 Microsoft Windows.

What version of Intel® PROSet Software do I have installed?
You can read the Intel® PROSet Software version using Windows Device Manager, network adapter properties, link speed tab as shown in the figure below.

Related topics
How do I use Teaming with Advanced Networking Services (ANS)?

This applies to:

Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit AT Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit CX4 Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit XF LR Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Server Adapter
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520 Series
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T1
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710 Series
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XL710 Series
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I210-T1
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-F4
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-F2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-F4
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T4
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520 Series
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-LR1
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-SR1
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-SR2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2
Intel® Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter
Intel® Gigabit EF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 M Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Management Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 Smart Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 VE Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 VM Network Connection
Intel® PRO/100+ Adapter
Intel® PRO/100+ Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100+ Management Adapter
Intel® PRO/100+ Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 CT Network Connection
Intel® PRO/1000 F Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 Gigabit Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter (LX)
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 T Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XT Low Profile Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XT Server Adapter

Solution ID: CS-016041
Last Modified: 25-Sep-2014
Date Created: 04-Oct-2004
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