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Identify Your Intel® Wireless Adapter and Wi-Fi Driver Version Number


Last Reviewed: 28-Sep-2017
Article ID: 000005655

Option one: Automatically identify and update your drivers and software

The easiest way to identify your Intel® Wireless Adapter and driver version is to use the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant (Intel® DSA). Intel DSA identifies your adapter and updates your driver to the latest version, if needed.

Note Updating drivers automatically deletes older driver versions.

Option two: Manually identify your Intel® Wireless Adapter and Wi-Fi driver version

Select your operating system, and follow the steps to identify your Intel® Wireless Adapter and driver.

 

Note The Intel® Wireless Adapter name identified is applicable to both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® technology. For Bluetooth driver version, see Identify Your Intel® Wireless Adapter and Bluetooth® Driver Version.
  1. Locate the task bar in the bottom right corner of your desktop.
  2. Select the wireless icon Wireless icon.
  3. Select Network & Internet settings.
    User-added image

  4. Select Wi-Fi on the left if not already selected, then select Hardware properties.
    Hardware properties

  5. The product is listed in the Description field. Example: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260.
    The Wi-Fi driver version is listed in the Driver version field. Example: 18.11.0.8
    Property sheet example
  1. Right-click the Start win 8.1 icon button in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. Select Device Manager.
    device manager

  3. Click Network Adapters to expand the section. The Intel® Wireless Adapter is listed. Example: Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235.
    click network adapters

  4. Right-click the wireless adapter and select Properties.
    properties context menu

  5. Click the Driver tab to see the wireless adapter property sheet.
    The Wi-Fi driver version number is listed in the Driver Version field.

    Property sheet example:
    property sheet example

  1. Right-click anywhere outside the start app buttons.
  2. In the All App button, select the switch to all app menu item.
  3. Select Control Panel.
  4. Click System and Security.
  5. Click Device Manager.
  6. Click Network Adapters to expand the section.
    The Intel® Wireless Adapter is listed. Example: Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235.
  7. Right-click the wireless adapter.
  8. Click Properties.
  9. Click Driver tab to see the wireless adapter property sheet.
    The Wi-Fi driver version number is listed in the Driver Version field.

Watch the video on how to identify your Intel® Wireless Adapter and driver version in Windows 8*.


Property sheet example:

property sheet example

  1. Click the Start Win7 icon button in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click Computer and select Manage.
    Select manage

  3. Select Device Manager in the left pane.
    Select device manager

  4. On the right pane, select Network adapters to expand the section. Double-click the Intel® Wireless Adapter listed. Example: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265.
    select network adapters

  5. Select the Driver tab. The Wi-Fi driver version is listed in Driver Version field.
    Driver version field
Watch the video on how to identify your Intel® Wireless Adapter and driver version in Windows 7*.
  1. Click Start > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System and Maintenance and Device Manager.
  3. Click Network Adapters to expand the section.
    The Intel® Wireless Adapter is listed. For example: Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235.
  4. Right-click the wireless adapter.
  5. Click Properties.
  6. Click Driver tab to see the wireless adapter property sheet.
    The Wi-Fi driver version number is listed in the Driver Version field.


Property sheet example:

Property sheet example

  1. Click Start > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the System icon. Select Switch to classic view if the system icon is not visible.
  3. Click the Hardware tab.
  4. Click Device Manager.
  5. Click the Network Adapters to expand the section.
    The Intel® Wireless Adapter is listed. For example: Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN.
  6. Right-click the wireless adapter.
  7. Click Properties.
  8. Click the Driver tab to see the wireless adapter property sheet.
    The Wi-Fi driver version number is listed in the Driver Version field.


Property sheet example:

Property sheet example

Now that you have identified your Intel® Wireless Adapter name and current driver version, download the latest driver.

 
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