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Intel® Wireless Event Viewer Logs


Last Reviewed: 20-Nov-2017
Article ID: 000007013

The Intel® Wireless Event Viewer is one of the many tools available with the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software connection utility as a part of the default installation.

The primary purpose of this plug-in is to enable end users, administrators, and developers to capture and view wireless events broadcast from the driver or the wireless stack to all of the applications above that are registered for these events.

One of the subfeatures of this plug-in is the driver log. This is accessed from the main Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software connection utility window via Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter > Intel Wireless Event Viewer > File > Settings. The purpose of this feature is to enable driver-specific events to be viewed using the Intel Wireless Event Viewer.

This feature can also be turned on from the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software IT administrator tool, which is a tool/plug-in provided by the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software connection utility as a part of its IT tools pack.

Driver log view from the Intel Wireless Event Viewer:

Wireless Event Viewer

Driver log view from the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software IT administrator tool:

Administrator tool

To turn off this feature, uncheck Enable Driver Event Logging checkbox.

There are three log levels for this feature:

  1. Off (no driver events).
  2. Normal/standard (partial event list).
  3. Troubleshooting (full event list).

Flow of events:
The driver Intel Wireless Event Viewer logging starts as soon the driver initiates a connection. The connection is initiated when the user creates a network profile using the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software connection utility or through the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software IT administrator tool. Below are some important events from the driver (the list below is not a complete list of events):

  1. The Attempt to Connect event is the first event from the driver. It displays to the user on the Intel Wireless Event Viewer in the below format:
    ATC BSSID SSID Channel RSSI=”RSSI value”.
    An example of this event is:
    ATC 001B90573FE0 TSNOfficeWLAN 11 RSSI=-33.
  2. Rx Association Success is the second event from the driver after a successful association with the access point (AP). It displays to the user on the Intel Wireless Event Viewer in the below format:
    RxAssocResp BSSID SSID Channel.
    An example of this event is:
    RxAssocResp 001B90573FE0 TSNOfficeWLAN 11.
  3. If the association with the AP failed, the driver triggers the event Rx Association failure event. It displays to the user on the Intel Wireless Event Viewer in the below format:
    AssociationFailure BSSID SSID Channel Reason.
    An example of this event is:
    AssociateIOFailure 001B90573FE0 TSNOfficeWLAN 11 CNCT_ASSOC_REFUSED.

This feature is supported on Windows 7*, Windows Vista*, and Windows XP*. This feature is supported for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. This feature is supported for all Intel® wireless cards upwards of Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 5000 series.

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