Uninstalling the Wi-Fi Driver for Your Intel® Wireless Adapter

Last Reviewed: 28-Feb-2017
Article ID: 000005756


Removing the Wi-Fi driver means you cannot use the wireless adapter on your computer. We only recommend uninstalling the driver as a final troubleshooting option. You should not uninstall unless directed by an Intel technical support agent.

If uninstalling the driver is recommended, download the latest drivers before starting the process at Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software downloads.

Note: Uninstalling the Wi-Fi driver for the Intel® Wireless Adapter does not uninstall associated software.

To uninstall the Wi-Fi driver for the Intel® Wireless Adapter:

  1. Open the Device Manager:
    Windows XP*: Start > Control Panel > System > Hardware
    Windows 7*: Start > Control Panel > System and Security > System
    Windows® 10 and Windows 8*/8.1*: Right-click Start > Device Manager
  2. Double-click Network adapters to expand the section.
  3. Right-click the Intel® Wireless Adapter and select Properties.
  4. Click Driver tab.
  5. Click Uninstall.
  6. Check Delete the driver software for this device and click OK.
Related topics
Uninstall Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
Identify your Intel® Wireless Adapter and driver version number

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