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Identify Your Intel® Wireless Adapter and Driver Version Number


Last Reviewed: 16-Jul-2017
Article ID: 000005655

Option one: Automatically identify and update your drivers and software

The easiest way to identify your Intel® Wireless Adapter and driver version is to use the Intel® Driver Update Utility (Intel® DUU). Intel DUU identifies your adapter and updates your driver to the latest version, if needed.

Note Updating drivers automatically deletes older driver versions.

 

Option two: Manually identify your Intel® Wireless Adapter and Wi-Fi driver version

Select your operating system below, and follow the steps to identify your Intel® Wireless Adapter and driver.

Note The Intel® Wireless Adapter name identified is applicable to both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® technology. The driver version is for Wi-Fi. See more about Bluetooth® technology and driver versions for Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software.
 

Click or the operating system for details:

Windows® 10
  1. Locate the task bar in the bottom right corner of your desktop.
  2. Select the wireless icon Wireless icon.
  3. Select Network Settings (or Network & Internet settings).

    network settings     User-added image

  4. Select Wi-Fi on the left if not already selected, then select Hardware properties or Advanced options depending on your version of Windows 10.
    Hardware properties
    advanced options

  5. The product is listed in the Description field. The driver version is listed in the Driver version field.
    Property sheet example:
    Property sheet example
Windows 8.1*
  1. Right-click the Start win 8.1 icon button in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. Select Device Manager.
    device manager

  3. Click Network Adapters to expand the section. The Intel® Wireless Adapter is listed. Example: Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235.
    click network adapters

  4. Right-click the wireless adapter and select Properties.
    properties context menu

  5. Click the Driver tab to see the wireless adapter property sheet.
    The driver version number is listed in the Driver Version field.

    Property sheet example:
    property sheet example

Windows 8*
  1. Right-click anywhere outside the start app buttons.
  2. In the All App button, select the switch to all app menu item.
  3. Select Control Panel.
  4. Click System and Security.
  5. Click Device Manager.
  6. Click Network Adapters to expand the section.
    The Intel® Wireless Adapter is listed. Example: Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235.
  7. Right-click the wireless adapter.
  8. Click Properties.
  9. Click Driver tab to see the wireless adapter property sheet.
    The driver version number is listed in the Driver Version field.

Watch the video on how to identify your Intel® Wireless Adapter and driver version in Windows 8*.


Property sheet example:

property sheet example
Windows 7*
  1. Click Start > Control Panel.
  2. Click System and Security. Select Category view if the System and Security icon is not visible.
  3. On System, click Device Manager.
  4. Click Network Adapters to expand the section.
    The Intel® Wireless Adapter is listed. Example, Intel® WiFi Link 5300 AGN.
  5. Right-click the wireless adapter.
  6. Click Properties.
  7. Click Driver tab to see the wireless adapter property sheet.
    The driver version number is listed in the Driver Version field.


Watch the video on how to identify your Intel® Wireless Adapter and driver version in Windows 7*.


Property sheet example:

Property sheet example

Windows Vista*
  1. Click Start > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System and Maintenance and Device Manager.
  3. Click Network Adapters to expand the section.
    The Intel® Wireless Adapter is listed. For example, Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235.
  4. Right-click the wireless adapter.
  5. Click Properties.
  6. Click Driver tab to see the wireless adapter property sheet.
    The driver version number is listed in the Driver Version field.


Property sheet example:

Property sheet example

Windows XP*
  1. Click Start > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the System icon. Select Switch to classic view if the system icon is not visible.
  3. Click the Hardware tab.
  4. Click Device Manager.
  5. Click the Network Adapters to expand the section.
    The Intel® Wireless Adapter is listed. For example, Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN.
  6. Right-click the wireless adapter.
  7. Click Properties.
  8. Click the Driver tab to see the wireless adapter property sheet.
    The driver version number is listed in the Driver Version field.


Property sheet example:

Property sheet example

Once you have identified your Intel® Wireless Adapter name and current driver version, you may:

Related topics
Intel® Driver Update Utility
Install Intel® Drivers and Software
Current Intel® Wireless Adapters software and driver versions
Product Discontinuation Notice for Intel® WiDi and Intel® Pro WiDi

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