Learn about Intel® PROSet Software and How to Access It

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Install & Setup

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06/04/2021

This content is for Intel® PROSet for wired Intel® Ethernet Adapters and network connections. For wireless connection software, see Learn about Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software.

Note Intel® PROSet for Windows* Device Manager is available on Windows® 10 up to version 1803 and Windows Server 2016. For Windows 10 v.1809 and above, as well as Windows Server 2019, the same functionality has been moved to the Intel® PROSet Adapter Configuration Utility (ACU).

The Intel® PROSet for Windows* Device Manager is an extension for Windows Device Manager. When you install the Intel PROSet software, tabs are automatically added to the supported Intel® Adapters in Windows Device Manager. These features allow you to test and configure wired Intel® Ethernet Adapters.

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Where can I get Intel® PROSet software?
  • Download Center has packages combining the latest drivers and Intel® PROSet software.
  • Each package includes drivers and software for all Windows versions.
  • Drivers for multiple adapters are included in each download package.
  • Not every adapter is supported in each version of Windows.
Facts about Intel® PROSet for Windows* Device Manager
  • Provides extra services such as Help topics, adapter diagnostics, and boot agent settings.
  • Integrated into the Windows* Device Manager adapter properties.
  • Configure adapter settings using the properties tabs in Windows Device Manager.
  • Required when Intel® Advanced Networking Services (Intel® ANS) for teaming and VLAN configuration is installed.
  • Does not exist as a separate application.
  • No Control Panel or Windows system tray icon exists.
  • Use the Link Speed tab for diagnostics, link speed and duplex configuration, and for identifying information about your Intel® Ethernet device.
How do I access Windows Device Manager?

To access Windows Device Manager in Windows 7* or Windows Server 2008 R2:

  1. Go to the Start menu, and right-click Computer.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. In the left column, click Device Manager.

To access Windows Device Manager in Windows* 8.1, Windows® 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016:

  1. Right-click the Start button.
  2. Click Device Manager.
How do I get help with adapter settings?

Click any setting to display the associated help information.

Note Help is displayed only if Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager is installed.
 
Do I need Intel® PROSet Software?

Installation of Intel® PROSet for Windows Device Manager is optional. Intel® PROSet Software must be installed if you want to use Intel® Advanced Networking Services (Intel® ANS).

What version of Intel® PROSet Software do I have installed?

The Intel® PROSet Software version is visible in Windows Device Manager. Go to network adapter properties and click the Link Speed tab as shown in the figure here.

network adapter properties

 

Related topics
How do I use Teaming with Intel® Advanced Networking Services (Intel® ANS)?
Intel® PROSet for Windows PowerShell* Software