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Intel Wireless Drivers, Software, and Installation

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This knowledge base article provides links to help you identify, install, and uninstall your wireless driver or software.

OEM-supplied versus Intel-provided generic software:

There is no need to update to the latest version unless you encounter issues that can be resolved with the newer version. Intel recommends that you obtain and use the software provided via your laptop manufacturer.

OEM software download locations: listing of laptop manufacturer's Web sites.

Intel is a supplier of laptop components and does not manufacture or sell complete laptop systems. The software provided by Intel below is a generic version. Each laptop computer original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may have altered the features, incorporated customizations, or made other changes to the software or software packaging they provide. The software provided has not been verified by your laptop manufacturer as to compatibility or other operation.

Intel-provided generic software:

There are two kinds of downloads available on download center for Intel® Wireless Adapters. There is a software package, which includes Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and wireless adapter drivers if you want PROSet to manage the wireless client, and there is just the wireless adapter drivers themselves if you want the Microsoft* operating system to manage the wireless client. When the PROSet software package is updated, the driver version for your wireless adapter may or may not be updated. The updates, patches, or fixes included in a new software or driver release may apply to the just software itself (PROSet) or it may apply to just one Intel® Wireless Adapter or to many Intel wireless adapters. Learn more about Intel® Wireless Adapter driver versions.


Intel or the laptop computer original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may not provide technical support for some or all issues that could arise from the usage of the generic software and drivers found on download center. Intel recommends that you obtain and use the software provided via your laptop manufacturer.

Uninstalling a driver is usually done as part of troubleshooting an issue. Uninstalling can help you isolate an issue to a specific driver loaded in the system. Some issues may be resolved by a simple software or driver update. Other issues may require a complete uninstall of the existing wireless software and drivers and then a fresh install of the latest software and drivers.

Automatically detect and update your drivers and software with the Intel® Driver Update Utility.

Manually identify your Intel wireless adapter and driver version number.

Click (+) or the section descriptions to expand the content:

How to install

Download drivers and software

What driver version do I have?

Installing your drivers and software

Uninstalling your drivers and software


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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 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7265
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
Intel® Wireless-N 7260
Intel® Wireless-N 7265

Solution ID: CS-010623
Last Modified: 23-Aug-2015
Date Created: 25-Apr-2004
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