Install Intel® Wireless Drivers and Software

Last Reviewed: 16-Jul-2017
Article ID: 000005600

Options for downloading Intel® Wireless Drivers and Software

  1. Automatically detect and update your drivers and software with the Intel® Driver Update Utility.
  2. Manually identify your Intel® Wireless Adapter and driver version number.

Your computer manufacturer can customize drivers and software to:

  • Enable features
  • Alter features
  • Provide improved operation on your computer
Contact the manufacturer for the latest updates and technical support information.

Troubleshooting typically involves uninstalling a driver. Uninstalling can help you isolate an issue to a specific driver. A simple software or driver update may resolve the issue. Other issues may require a complete uninstall of the existing wireless software and drivers and then a fresh installation of the latest versions.


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What driver version do I have?

Identify your Intel® Wireless Adapter and driver version.

How do I download drivers and software?
How do I install drivers and software?

You may automatically detect and update your drivers and software with the Intel® Driver Update Utility.

To manually install your drivers or Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software:

  1. Download the file to a folder on your PC.
  2. Double-click on the file to launch installation.

See Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software installation process for more details on the installation process.

Ensure that the download supports your wireless adapter. See the related topics below to determine your current wireless adapter.

What's the difference between OEM-supplied and Intel® Software?

If the newer software version resolves your issues, update to the latest version. We recommend that you use the software provided by your laptop manufacturer.

For OEM software download locations, see our listing of laptop manufacturer's websites.

Intel is a supplier of laptop components. We do not manufacture or sell complete laptop systems. The software we provide is a generic version. Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) can alter features, incorporate customizations, or make other changes to the software or software packaging. Laptop manufacturers have not verified compatibility or other operations for the software provided.

What kind of Intel® Software is available?

Two kinds of downloads are available on Download Center for Intel® Wireless Adapters.

  • Software package: Includes Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and wireless adapter drivers if you want Intel® PROSet to manage the wireless client.
  • Wireless adapter drivers only: If you want the Microsoft operating system to manage the wireless client.

When you update the Intel® PROSet software package, it might not update the driver version for your wireless adapter. Updates, patches, or fixes in a new software or driver release may apply to just the software (Intel® PROSet), or to one or multiple Intel® Wireless Adapters. Learn more about Intel® Wireless Adapter driver versions.

Related topics
Download the Latest Driver for Your Intel® Wireless Adapter
Uninstall the WiFi driver for your Intel Wireless Adapter
Uninstall Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software
Bluetooth® technology installation for Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software
Frequently asked questions—Bluetooth*

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