Why Do I See a Different Wi-Fi Driver Version With My Intel® Wireless 7265 Family Adapters?





What am I seeing?

You may see different Wi-Fi driver versions for your Intel® Wireless 7265 Family adapters. The Intel® Wireless 7265 Family of adapters includes:

  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7265
  • Intel® Wireless-N 7265

Why am I seeing it?

The Intel® Wireless 7265 Family adapters have two different hardware revisions and each installs a different Wi-Fi driver version.

How to fix it.

First, identify which hardware revision of the Intel® Wireless 7265 Family adapter you have using one of the following methods.

Option one: Auto-detect identificationYou can automatically identify the hardware revision of your Intel® Wireless 7265 Family adapter and update the drivers using the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant (Intel® DSA). This is the easiest method.

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Option two: Manual identification

You can identify the revision of the adapter by using the Details tab in Device Manager.
In the Details tab, select the Hardware Ids (1) string in the Property field.
The REVID parameter (2) represents the hardware revision.
These REVIDs indicate a hardware revision C sku:

  • REV_3B
  • REV_43
  • REV_48
  • REV_50

Any other REVIDs indicate a hardware revision D sku.

Hardware revision D sku

Once you identify which hardware revision you have, use the table below to identify the appropriate Wi-Fi driver versions for your Intel® Wireless 7265 Family adapter:

Adapter Windows® 10 Windows 7*/8.1*
Intel® Wireless 7265 Family Rev C sku 18.33.x.x
Intel® Wireless 7265 Family Rev D sku 19.51.x.x 19.10.x.x
Note All three drivers are included in the latest Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software 20.x. The installer will automatically install the appropriate Wi-Fi driver for your Intel Wireless 7265 Family adapter.

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