Why the Intel® Wireless software version that I downloaded is different from what I see in Device Manager as driver version?
You may see two version numbers with the Intel® Wireless Adapters:
- Software package version
This is the version of the software or driver package of the Intel® Wireless Adapter.
- Wi-Fi: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software (No longer included for package 20.120 and later for Windows® 10)
- Bluetooth®: Intel® Wireless Bluetooth® (Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth®)
- WiGig: Intel® Wireless Dock Manager
- Driver version
This is the driver version of the Intel® Wireless Adapter. The driver version may be different from the software/package version mentioned above. Find it in the Windows* Device Manager:
The software package typically contains various driver versions for different Intel® Wireless Adapter and operating system (OS) combinations. Find the driver version in a specific software package release by looking at the Detailed Description or the Release Note of that release on the Download Center.
|Note||Not all drivers included in the package always receive an update. This means certain drivers may be the same driver from previous package. You don't need to update to the latest package in this case as the driver is the same.|
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