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How to Connect Legacy Wi-Fi Devices to Intel® My WiFi Technology-based Notebooks

Note Intel® My WiFi Dashboard has replaced Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT) software. The Intel My WiFi Dashboard creates a personal area network (PAN) using wireless technology based on the Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi Direct* standard. The standard allows a user to set up a Wi-Fi Direct connection between devices. Learn more at What is Intel® My WiFi Dashboard?.

Each device vendor may differ in the procedure used to initially connect their device to a PC. Begin by reading device documentation to identify how to connect a device to a PC via Wi-Fi.

When adding devices using Intel My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT) Utility menu, Intel recommends adding one device at a time.


  1. Open the Intel My WiFi Technology Utility menu.

  2. Select Profiles to setup your PC wireless security settings. Profiles allow you to customize your PC wireless settings and connected devices. For example you could have a home profile setting to connect to your home devices and a business profile to connect to business devices in the workplace.

  3. Select New to create a profile, and provide a name for the profile.

  4. Select the Security Tab setting to select one of the following security types (No authentication (open), WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK.

  5. Use the Security Password, Passphrase or Key generated for you (dependent on the security type selected), or create your unique Password, Passphrase or Keypassphrase (note: must match character length specified).

  6. Select OK, and close window. Return to main Intel My WiFi Technology Utility menu.

  7. Add a device using the + sign. You will be provided with the network name (SSID) and Security settings to enter into your devices for your personal wireless network.

  8. Once you have the SSID and Security settings of your notebook, go to device that you wish to add.

On the device, in the vendors menus (see vendor documentation), enter the notebook generated network name (SSID) (example “MyPCname”), and the Security key (WPA hex key). The device will attempt to connect to the notebook personal area network.

Return to the notebook, open Intel MWT software utility and confirm device is added.

Note Intel My WiFi Technology is supported only on the Windows 7* operating system with driver versions 13.1.1 and newer.

Operating System:

Windows Vista 64*, Windows Vista 32*, Windows 7, 32-bit*, Windows 7, 64-bit*

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® WiFi Link 1000
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products

Solution ID: CS-029335
Last Modified: 17-Oct-2014
Date Created: 01-Jun-2008
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