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Understanding the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software Version and the Driver Version


Last Reviewed: 21-Aug-2018
Article ID: 000026008

You may see two version numbers with the Intel® Wireless Adapters:

  • Software version
    This is the software version of the Intel® Wireless Adapter.
    • Wi-Fi: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software
    • Bluetooth®: Intel® Wireless Bluetooth® (Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth®)
    • WiGig: Intel® Wireless Dock Manager
    The software version is also known as the package or release version and is the version used on Download Center.

The software package typically contains various driver versions for different Intel® Wireless Adapter and operating system (OS) combinations. You may find the driver version in a specific software package release by looking at the Detailed Description of that release on the Download Center.

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Updates, patches, or fixes in a new software release may only apply to the software or to the driver for certain Intel® Wireless Adapters. For example, when you update the software package, it might not update the wireless adapter driver. This can happen if this package includes the same driver version as the one included in a previous package already installed in your system.

Related topics
Download the Latest Driver for Your Intel® Wireless Adapter
Learn about Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software
Software Installation Basics for Intel® Wireless Adapters

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