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Update Your Wi-Fi Adapter Driver and Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software

Before you update your driver or software
Your computer manufacturer can change features, incorporate customizations, or make other changes to your adapter software. Intel recommends you contact your computer manufacturer for the latest system-specific updates and technical support information. Intel provides generic versions of Wi-Fi drivers for general purposes.

The Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility is used to set up, edit and manage network profiles to connect to a network. The features and implementation vary depending on which operating system you are using.

Intel® Driver Update Utility
The easiest way to update your Intel Wi-Fi driver and software is to download and install the Intel Driver Update Utility tool. This tool identifies your adapter and updates your driver to the latest version, if needed.

Manual driver download
Before clicking the icon to download your driver, you need to know your Intel wireless adapter and driver version number.

After you have the software on your hard drive, double-click the executable. The installation wizard guides you through the process. For older drivers in a ZIP file, extract the compressed files to a folder on your computer, and double-click the EXE.

Note When you update Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software, the driver is also updated by default. If you do not want to install the driver:
  • Select Custom Setup during the installation process.
  • Select This feature will not be available from the Intel® Wireless Driver dropdown.

During the install process, you need to choose between Typical or Custom option.

A Typical option installs the Wi-Fi protected setup and Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter (Intel® WT) features. The Wi-Fi protected setup quickly connects you to the Internet if your hardware setup is complete. Intel Wireless Troubleshooter helps troubleshoot connection issues.

A Custom option installs more features:

If you want to install only one of these features, select Modify on the appropriate screen and select the feature you would like to add.

Note If you plan to use Novell Client for Windows*, install it before installing Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility. If Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software is already installed, remove it before installing Novell Client for Windows.
Related topics
What is Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software?
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility features
Identify your Intel wireless adapter and driver version number
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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
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 2200BG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
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-025792
Last Modified: 09-Feb-2015
Date Created: 01-Apr-2007
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