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How to Export and Manually or Auto-Import Profile(s) Using Intel® PROSet

See Importing and Exporting Profiles in the Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection User Guide (32-bit OS only) for help in exporting profiles with software version 8.x.

See Export and Import Profiles for help in exporting profiles with software version 10.x:

Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection User Guide (PDF) icon
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Date: November 2005

See Export and Import Profiles for help in exporting profiles with software version 11.x:

Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN User Guide (PDF) icon
Filename: 4965agn_genericug.pdf
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Date: October 2006


Note: PDF Files require Adobe Acrobat* Reader*

Useful links for 11.x software:

See the instructions below for help in exporting profiles with software version 7.x.

Create or modify a profile:

  1. Open Intel® PROSet for wireless.
  2. Select the 'Networks' tab. Here you will be able to create or modify a profile by entering or changing the 'Profile Name', 'Network Name (SSID)', operating mode (Infrastructure/Ad hoc).
  3. Make the necessary modifications and enter security settings if needed.

If you wish to use the auto-import feature of Intel® PROSet:

  1. The profile name cannot be longer than 17 characters including spaces. Note: The 17 character limitation no longer exists in version 7.1.3 and later.
  2. In the lower left hand corner of the general tab of the profile wizard is the 'Enable Auto-Import' feature. Put a check mark in the box and click OK.

Export a profile:

Once the profile(s) have been created and the profile(s) are listed in the 'profile list', you will be able to save the profile(s) by:

  1. Clicking the 'Advanced...' button on the 'Network' tab page to enter the 'System Wide Options'.
  2. At the bottom you should see an 'Import/Export' button. Click the 'Import/Export' button. You should now see the profile(s) you have created.
  3. Select the profile(s) you want to export.
  4. Right below the profile list you will see the default directory where the profile(s) will be exported to. The default directory is the root of drive 'C:'. You can change the default directory by clicking on the 'Browse...' button and browse to a directory of your choice.
  5. Now click the 'Export' button to save your profile(s).
  6. In a few seconds, you will see a message saying that the export has been successful. The names of the profile will have a file name extension of '.profile'.

Importing a profile manually:

Once the profile(s) are saved, you will be able to manually import them for each user by opening Intel® PROSet.

  1. Select the 'Networks' tab.
  2. Click the 'Advanced...' button to enter the 'System Wide Options'.
  3. Click the 'Import' button and browse to the directory where you exported the profile(s).
  4. Select the profile(s) you wish to import and click 'Import'.
  5. You should now see the profile(s) in the list.

Auto importing a profile(s):

To be able to Auto-Import a profile you have to have enabled the auto-import feature in the profile before you saved it to disk. If you have done this then all you have to do is copy the profile(s) into a folder named 'Import'.

The full paths is: C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSet\Import

Once you copy the profile(s) into the 'Import' directory they will automatically import into Intel® PROSet. It will take a few seconds. Once the profiles have been imported, they will disappear from the 'Import' directory as if they were deleted.

Note If you wish to use 'Auto-Import' feature prior to 7.1.3 software, the profile name cannot be longer than 17 characters including spaces. If the profile name is longer than 17 characters, they will not auto-import into Intel® PROSet. However, they will disappear from the 'Import' directory as if they did auto-import.

Operating System:

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition*, Windows 2000 *, Windows XP 64-Bit Edition*, Windows XP Professional*, Windows XP Home Edition*, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition*, Windows XP Media Center Edition*

This applies to:

Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN

Solution ID: CS-010817
Last Modified: 06-Oct-2014
Date Created: 04-May-2004
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