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Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software enterprise feature comparison

The following table summarizes the feature differences when using Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software enterprise with Microsoft Windows XP* and Windows 7*.

Feature

Windows XP*

Windows 7*

Access to administrator tools

WiFi Connection Utility, Tools menu > Administrator Tool (Ctrl-T)

Choose from one of the following options:

  • Start > Intel PROSet Wireless > Wifi Administration Tool
  • WiFi Connection Utility, Tools menu > Administrator Tool (Ctrl-T)

Create admin packages

Admin packages can be created one of the following ways:

  • When opening the Administrator Tool
  • File > New Package

Admin packages can be created one of the following ways:

  • When opening the Administrator Tool
  • File > New Package

Application settings

  • 802.1x authentication
  • AAA in control
  • Adapter switching
  • Administrator Tool
  • Application auto launch
  • CCXv4
  • Cache credential
  • Certificate expiration warning
  • Device to device (ad hoc)
  • Driver event logging
  • Import and Export
  • Intel® My WiFi Technology
  • Maintain connection
  • Maintain smartcard connection
  • Message on radio toggle
  • Microsoft Windows* XP Coexist
  • Persistent connection
  • Prelogon connection
  • Preferred profile
  • Profile connectivity
  • Security level
  • Single sign on
  • Support Information
  • Voice over IP
  • Wi-Fi protected setup
  • WiFi Manager
  • WiFi on/off
  • Wireless Event Viewer settings
  • 802.1x Authentication
  • Adapter Switching
  • Administrator Tool
  • Application Auto Launch
  • Certificate Expiration Warning
  • Driver Event Logging
  • Import and Export
  • Intel® My WiFi Technology
  • Profile Connectivity
  • Security Level
  • Single Sign On
  • Support Information
  • Voice Over IP
  • Wireless Event Viewer Settings

Adapter settings

  • 802.11n channel width (2.4GHz)
  • 802.11n channel width (5GHz)
  • 802.11n mode
  • Ad hoc channel
  • Ad hoc power management
  • Ad hoc QoS mode
  • Fat channel intolerance
  • Mixed mode protection
  • Power management
  • Preamble mode
  • Roaming aggressiveness
  • Transmit power
  • Wireless mode
  • 802.11n Channel Width (2.4GHz)
  • 802.11n Channel Width (5GHz)
  • 802.11n Mode
  • Ad hoc channel
  • Ad hoc Power Management
  • Ad hoc QoS Mode
  • Mixed Mode protection
  • Power Management
  • Preamble Mode
  • Roaming Aggressiveness
  • Transmit Power
  • Wireless Mode

Admin profile creation

Individually created by the administrator within an admin package (multiple profiles can be defined).

Within the administrator package where multiple profiles can be defined

Using Microsoft Server product to define read-only profile within a GPO

Admin profile distribution

  • Profiles can be distributed via an admin package.
  • Existing admin profiles are replaced when new packages are applied.
  • Profiles can be distributed via an admin package.
  • Existing admin profiles are replaced when new packages are applied.
  • GPO-defined profiles can be distributed via group policy update.

Admin profile access

Users can only modify profiles via the Administrator Tool.

Users can only modify profiles via the Administrator Tool. Users have no access to the GPO-created profile.

Access the Intel PROSet Connection Utility

There are several options for accessing the utility:

  • Double-click Intel PROSet Connection Utility tasktray icon
  • Right or left click PROSet tasktray icon; select Configure WiFi
  • Start > Intel PROSet Wireless > WiFi Connection Utility

There are several options for accessing the utility:

  • Double-click PROSet tasktray icon
  • Right or left click PROSet tasktray icon; select Configure WiFi
  • Start > Intel PROSet Wireless > WiFi Connection Utility

Task tray actions

  • Right or left click: Profile Connections, Radio On/Off, open Connection Utility, Intel PROSet Reset, and use Windows option
  • Mouse over: Shows wireless connection detail in ScreenTip, depending on the state of connection
  • Color and visual state: Wireless connection state
  • Right or left click: profile connections, radio On/Off, open Connection utility, Intel PROSet Reset, and use Windows option
  • Mouse over: Shows wireless connection detail in ScreenTip, depending on the state of connection
  • Color and visual state: Wireless connection state
  • Icon caution state: If Internet is not available

Start menu “submenus”

  • WiFi Connection Utility
  • WiFi Connection Utility
  • WiFi Advanced Statistics
  • WiFi Administrator Tool (optional)
  • WiFi Event Viewer (Optional)
  • WiFi Diagnostics (Optional)

Connection detail via ScreenTip

When a wireless connection is active, the ScreenTip shows:

  • Network name (profile)
  • Speed
  • Signal quality
  • IP address

When a wireless connection is active, the ScreenTip shows:

  • Network name (profile)
  • Speed
  • Signal quality
  • Internet availability

PROSet reset

Not available

User can "Reset" the entire software stack with a mandatory pause and user acknowledgement

Adapter switching(version13.3 and later)

  • Intel PROSet Administrator Tool can enable adapter switching function through the Application Settings.
  • When enabled, Intel PROSet Connection Manager will detect the presence of a wired network connection and turn off the radio.
  • Intel PROSet Connection Manager will detect the absence of a wired network connection and turn on the radio.
  • Intel PROSet Administrator Tool can enable Adapter Switching function through the Application Settings.
  • When enabled, Intel PROSet Connection Manager will detect the presence of a wired network connection and turn off the radio.
  • Intel PROSet Connection Manager will detect the absence of a wired network connection and turn on the radio.

Profile password protection

User profiles can be password protected from modification in the Intel PROSet profile properties

User profiles can be password protected from modification in the Intel PROSet profile properties

User profile migration

Not available

User profiles can be migrated using the PSMT tool for Windows 7* 32 bit and the PSMT tool for Windows 7* 64 bit

Advanced statistics

  • AP MAC address
  • Association and AP counts
  • Scanning and roaming counts
  • Beacon and signal
  • Tx/Rx frames
  • Logging options
  • AP MAC, CCX, supported power, name, and IP
  • Association and AP counts
  • Scanning and Roaming counts
  • Beacon and signal
  • Tx/Rx frames
  • Logging options

Access to Event Viewer and logging

Tools menu > Intel Wireless Troubleshooter > click on the link for Wireless Event Viewer

Access can be through one of the following ways:

  • Tools menu > Intel Wireless Troubleshooter > Click on the link for Wireless Event Viewer
  • Start > Intel PROSet Wireless > Wifi Event Viewer

Access to diagnostics

Tools menu > Manual Diagnostic Tool

Access can be through one of two ways:

  • Tools menu --> Manual Diagnostic Tool
  • Start > Intel PROSet Wireless > Wifi Manual Diagnostic

Connection detail

  • Profile Name, network name, signal quality and strength
  • Adapter MAC address
  • AP MAC and IP address
  • Band, channel, frequency
  • Supported data rate
  • 802.1x detail
  • CCX version
  • Adapter power level
  • AP actual signal (RSSI) and noise in real-time
  • Profile Name, network name, signal quality and strength
  • Adapter MAC address
  • AP MAC, IP, and IPv6 address
  • Band, channel, frequency
  • Number of antenna used
  • Supported data rate
  • 802.1x detail
  • CCX version
  • Adapter power level
  • AP actual signal (RSSI) and noise in real-time

Supported adapters

  • Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
  • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
  • Intel® WiFi Link 5100
  • Intel® WiFi Link 5300
  • Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
  • Intel® WiFi Link 1000
  • Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
  • Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
  • Intel® WiFi/WiMAX Link 5150
  • Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
  • Intel® WiFi Link 5100
  • Intel® WiFi Link 5300
  • Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
  • Intel® WiFi Link 1000
  • Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
  • Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
  • Intel® WiFi/WiMAX Link 5150
  • Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250

Operating System:

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition*, Windows XP Starter Edition*, Windows 7 *, Windows 7 (32-bit)*, Windows 7 (64-bit)*, Windows 7 Enterprise, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Enterprise, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Basic, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Basic, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Premium, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Starter Edition*, Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit version*, Windows 7(RC1, 32-bit)*, Windows 7(RC1, 64-bit)*, Windows XP *, Windows XP 64-Bit Edition*, Windows XP Professional*, Windows XP Home Edition*, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition*, Windows XP Media Center Edition*, Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003*

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-031772
Last Modified: 09-Apr-2014
Date Created: 29-Jul-2010
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