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Where are the Wi-Fi network adapter properties in Microsoft Windows XP*?

The Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility provides information on the device properties for the Wi-Fi adapter installed on your computer.

Use the following steps to view the adapter properties.

  1. Windows* Start Programs Intel® PROSET Wireless left-click on Intel® PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi Connection Utility.
  2. Click Advanced Adapter Settings

Connection Utility

802.11n Channel Width (2.4 GHz)
Sets high throughput mode channel width.

802.11n Channel Width (5.2 GHz) 1
Sets high throughput mode channel width.

802.11n Mode 1
Enables or disables support for the high throughput mode (MIMO - 802.11n).

Ad Hoc Channel
Selects bands and channels for device-to-device (ad hoc) networks.

Ad Hoc Power Management
Sets power saving features for ad hoc networks.

  • Disabled: Use when connecting to ad hoc networks that contain stations that do not support ad hoc power management
  • Maximum Power Savings: Optimize battery life
  • Noisy Environment: Use when connecting in a noisy environment to prevent performance degradation

Ad Hoc QoS Mode
Controls Quality of Service (QoS) in ad hoc networks. QoS prioritizes traffic from the access point over a Wi-Fi Local Area Network (LAN) by classifying the traffic and prioritizing it accordingly. WMM* (Wi-Fi MultiMedia) is the QoS certification of the Wi-Fi Alliance* (WFA). When WMM is enabled, the adapter uses WMM to support priority tagging and queuing capabilities for Wi-Fi networks.

Fat Channel Intolerant
Communicates to surrounding networks that this Wi-Fi adapter is not tolerant of 40MHz channels in the 2.4GHz band.

Mixed mode protection
Avoids data collisions in a mixed 802.11b and 802.11g environment.

Note This setting is not valid when 802.11n mode is enabled.
  • Request to Send/Clear to Send (RTS/CTS): Can be used in an environment where clients may not hear each other
  • CTS-to-Self: Can be used to gain more throughput in an environment where clients are in close proximity and can hear each other

Power Management
Sets the balance between power consumption and adapter performance.

  • Default: (Default) Power settings based on computer's power source
  • Lowest: Maximum battery life
  • Highest: Maximum performance

Roaming Aggressiveness
Defines how aggressively your Wi-Fi client roams to improve connection to an access point.

  • Default: Balanced between not roaming and performance
  • Lowest: Your Wi-Fi client will not roam unless significant link quality degradation occurs
  • Highest: Your Wi-Fi client continuously tracks the link quality and, if any degradation occurs, it tries to find and roam to a better access point

Throughput Enhancement
Enhances the transmit throughput by enabling packet bursting.

Transmit Power
Decreases the transmit power to reduce the radio coverage.

  • Default: Highest power setting
  • Lowest: Minimum Coverage
  • Highest: Maximum Coverage

Wireless Mode
Selects which band to use for connection to a Wi-Fi network. These Wi-Fi modes (modulation type) determine the discovered access points within range of your network adapter.

  • Default: Connect to either 802.11a, 802.11b or 802.11g Wi-Fi networks

1 These settings are available only if the adapter is one of the following types: Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350, Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150, Intel® WiFi Link 5300, Intel® WiFi Link 5100 or Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN.

Related Topic:
What are the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility menu options?

Operating System:

Windows XP *, Windows XP 64-Bit Edition*

This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 100
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 105
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 130
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 and Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 products
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN

Solution ID: CS-025787
Last Modified: 09-Apr-2014
Date Created: 01-Apr-2007
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