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Intel® PROSet/Wireless Tools Is Not Present In Network and Sharing Center

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Tools link is not present in the Network and Sharing Center on Microsoft Windows 7*.

Symptom:

  • Login to the system after a fresh install of Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility.
  • Go to the systray wireless' icon and click on Open Network and Sharing Center.
  • Intel® PROSet/Wireless Tools link is not present in Network and Sharing Center left links pane.

Cause:

In Microsoft Windows 7, the Control Panel Applets are not cached until the Control Panel is opened for the first time. This is done in order to speed up load time. Intel® PROSet/Wireless Tools is considered a Control Panel Applet, thus it needs to be launched once via the Control Panel for its link to show up in Network and Sharing Center.

Solution:

Going to the Control Panel Home once will make the link available in Network and Sharing Center.

When the tool is opened once via the Control Panel, it'll be cached. The user will then see the link in the Network and Sharing Center on all subsequent attempts.

Steps:

  1. Select the Start menu
  2. Click on Control Panel.
  3. Look for the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Tools link.

Operating System:

Windows 7 *, 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® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software
Intel® WiFi Link 1000
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
Intel® Wireless-N 7260

Solution ID: CS-031575
Last Modified: 22-Oct-2014
Date Created: 09-May-2010
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