Do I Need to Install Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software on a Windows® 10 System?

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02/08/2019

Your wireless adapter doesn't require the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software on Windows® 10. As such, we don't recommend installing the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software on Windows® 10 unless you meet the criteria outlined in the exceptions below.

Starting with release version 20.120 on Windows® 10, a driver-only installation package is provided on Download Center.

The Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and its supported features have evolved (or have been deprecated) over the years and across different Windows Operating System(OS) versions.

On Windows® 10 the Intel PROSet/Wireless Software supports the following features:
  • IT Administrator tools
  • Cisco* Compatible Extensions (CCX) for enterprise security. (no longer included in Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software version 20.90 and later)
  • Application Programmable Interface (API) set for system manufacturer to create applications that interacts with the Wi-Fi adapter and platform.
  • "Profile Sync" optional functionality (only applicable with Intel® vPro™ systems).
Exceptions:
If you fall into one of the following two user categories:
    • Your system manufacturer pre-installed the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software on your system. 
    • You're an IT administrator who needs one or more of the above mentioned features.

    We recommend that you get the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software from your system manufacturer, however, you may also get the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software from the IT Administrator Download.