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Feature Comparison for Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software Enterprise


Last Reviewed: 13-Sep-2017
Article ID: 000007149

The table below summarizes the feature differences when using Intel® PROSet/Wireless Enterprise Software with Microsoft Windows XP*, Windows 7*, Windows 8.1*, and Windows® 10.

 

Feature

Windows XP*

Windows 7*

Windows 8.1* Windows® 10

Choose one of the following methods for access to administrator tools

Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility, Tools menu > Administrator Tool (Ctrl-T)

  • Start > Intel PROSet/Wireless > Intel PROSet/Wireless Tools > Administer
  • Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility, Tools menu > Administrator Tool (Ctrl-T)
  • Network and Sharing Center > Intel PROSet/Wireless Tools > Wifi Administration Tool
  • Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility, Tools menu > Administrator Tool (Ctrl-T)
  • Network and Sharing Center > Intel PROSet/Wireless Tools > Administer
  • Start > All apps > Intel PROSet Wireless > Intel PROSet/Wireless Tools > Administer

Methods to create admin packages

  • When opening the Administrator Tool
  • File > New Package
  • When opening the Administrator Tool
  • File > New Package
  • When opening the Administrator Tool
  • File > New Package
  • When opening the Administrator Tool

Create admin packages - Application settings

  • 802.1x Authentication
  • AAA in control
  • Adapter switching
  • Administrator Tool
  • Application auto launch
  • CCXv4
  • Cache credential
  • Certificate expiration warning
  • Device to device (ad-hoc)
  • Driver event logging
  • Import and Export
  • Intel® My WiFi Technology
  • Maintain connection
  • Maintain smartcard connection
  • Message on radio toggle
  • Microsoft Windows* XP Coexist
  • Persistent connection
  • Prelogon connection
  • Preferred profile
  • Profile connectivity
  • Security level
  • Single Sign-on
  • Support Information
  • Voice over IP
  • Wi-Fi protected setup
  • WiFi Manager
  • WiFi on/off
  • Wireless Event Viewer settings
  • 802.1x Authentication
  • Adapter Switching
  • Administrator Tool
  • Application Auto Launch
  • Certificate Expiration Warning
  • Driver Event Logging
  • Import and Export
  • Intel® My WiFi Technology
  • Profile Connectivity
  • Security Level
  • Single Sig-on (For Windows XP clients only)
  • Support Information
  • Voice Over IP
  • Wireless Event Viewer Settings
  • 802.1x Authentication
  • Adapter Switching (For Windows XP/7 clients only)
  • Administrator Tool
  • Application Auto Launch
  • Certificate Expiration Warning
  • Driver Event Logging
  • Import and Export
  • Location-Based Services Configuration
  • Profile Connectivity
  • Security Level
  • Single Sign-on (For Windows XP clients only)
  • Support Information
  • Voice Over IP
  • Wireless Event Viewer Settings
  • 802.1x Authentication
  • Adapter Switching (For Windows XP/7 clients only)
  • Administrator Tool
  • Application Auto Launch
  • Certificate Expiration Warning
  • Driver Event Logging
  • Import and Export
  • Location-Based Services Configuration
  • Profile Connectivity
  • Security Level
  • Single Sign-on (For Windows XP clients only)
  • Support Information
  • Voice Over IP
  • Wireless Event Viewer Settings

Create admin packages - Adapter settings

  • 802.11n channel width (2.4 GHz)
  • 802.11n channel width (5 GHz)
  • 802.11n mode
  • Ad-hoc channel
  • Ad-hoc power management
  • Ad-hoc QoS mode
  • Fat channel intolerance
  • Mixed mode protection
  • Power management
  • Preamble mode
  • Roaming aggressiveness
  • Transmit power
  • Wireless mode
  • 802.11n Channel Width (2.4 GHz)
  • 802.11n Channel Width (5 GHz)
  • 802.11n Mode
  • Ad-hoc channel
  • Ad-hoc Power Management
  • Ad-hoc QoS Mode
  • Fat channel intolerance
  • Mixed Mode protection
  • Power Management
  • Preamble Mode
  • Roaming Aggressiveness
  • Transmit Power
  • Wireless Mode
  • 802.11ac Mode
  • 802.11n Channel Width (2.4 GHz)
  • 802.11n Channel Width (5 GHz)
  • 802.11n Mode
  • Ad-hoc channel
  • Ad-hoc Power Management
  • Ad-hoc QoS Mode
  • Fat channel intolerance
  • Mixed Mode protection
  • Power Management
  • Preamble Mode
  • Roaming Aggressiveness
  • Transmit Power
  • Wireless Mode
  • 802.11ac Mode
  • 802.11n Channel Width (2.4 GHz)
  • 802.11n Channel Width (5 GHz)
  • 802.11n Mode
  • Ad-hoc channel
  • Ad-hoc Power Management
  • Ad-hoc QoS Mode
  • Fat channel intolerance
  • Mixed Mode protection
  • Power Management
  • Preamble Mode
  • Roaming Aggressiveness
  • Transmit Power
  • Wireless Mode

Admin profile creation

Individually created by the administrator within an admin package (multiple profiles can be defined). Within the administrator package where multiple profiles can be defined

Using Microsoft Server product to define read-only profile within a GPO
Within the administrator package where multiple profiles can be defined

Using Microsoft Server product to define read-only profile within a GPO
Within the administrator package where multiple profiles can be defined

Using Microsoft Server product to define read-only profile within a GPO

Admin profile distribution

  • Profiles can be distributed via an admin package.
  • Existing admin profiles are replaced when new packages are applied.
  • Profiles can be distributed via an admin package.
  • Existing admin profiles are replaced when new packages are applied.
  • GPO-defined profiles can be distributed via group policy update.
  • Profiles can be distributed via an admin package.
  • Existing admin profiles are replaced when new packages are applied.
  • GPO-defined profiles can be distributed via group policy update.
  • Profiles can be distributed via an admin package.
  • Existing admin profiles are replaced when new packages are applied.
  • GPO-defined profiles can be distributed via group policy update.

Admin profile access

Users can only modify profiles via the Administrator Tool. Users can only modify profiles via the Administrator Tool. Users have no access to the GPO-created profile. Users can only modify profiles via the Administrator Tool. Users have no access to the GPO-created profile. Users can only modify profiles via the Administrator Tool. Users have no access to the GPO-created profile.

Options for accessing the Intel® PROSet Connection Utility

  • Double-click Intel PROSet Connection Utility task tray icon
  • Right or left click Intel PROSet task tray icon > select Configure WiFi
  • Start > Intel PROSet Wireless > WiFi Connection Utility
  • Double-click Intel PROSet task tray icon
  • Right or left click Intel PROSet task tray icon > select Configure WiFi
  • Start > Intel PROSet Wireless > WiFi Connection Utility
  • Double-click Intel PROSet task tray icon
  • Right or left click Intel PROSet task tray icon > select Configure WiFi
  • Start > Intel PROSet Wireless > All Apps >  WiFi Connection Utility
Not available

Task tray actions

  • Right or left click: Profile Connections, Radio On/Off, open Connection Utility, Intel PROSet Reset, and use Windows option
  • Mouse over: Shows wireless connection detail in ScreenTip, depending on the state of connection
  • Color and visual state: Wireless connection state
  • Right or left click: profile connections, radio On/Off, open Connection utility, Intel PROSet Reset, and use Windows option
  • Mouse over: Shows wireless connection detail in ScreenTip, depending on the state of connection
  • Color and visual state: Wireless connection state
  • Icon caution state: If Internet is not available
  • Right or left click: profile connections, radio On/Off, open Connection utility, Intel PROSet Reset, and use Windows option
  • Mouse over: Shows wireless connection detail in ScreenTip, depending on the state of connection
  • Color and visual state: Wireless connection state
  • Icon caution state: If Internet is not available
Not available

Start menu submenus

  • WiFi Connection Utility
  • WiFi Connection Utility
  • WiFi Advanced Statistics
  • WiFi Administrator Tool (optional)
  • WiFi Event Viewer (Optional)
  • WiFi Diagnostics (Optional)
  • WiFi Connection Utility
  • Intel® PROSet/Wireless Tools
  • Intel® PROSet/Wireless Tools

Connection detail - When a wireless connection is active, the ScreenTip shows:

  • Network name (profile)
  • Speed
  • Signal quality
  • IP address
  • Network name (profile)
  • Speed
  • Signal quality
  • Internet availability
  • Network name (profile)
  • Speed
  • Signal quality
  • Internet availability
Not available

Intel® PROSet reset

Not available User can reset the entire software stack with a mandatory pause and user acknowledgement User can reset the entire software stack with a mandatory pause and user acknowledgement Not available

Adapter switching (version 13.3 and later)

  • Intel PROSet Administrator Tool can enable adapter switching function through the Application Settings.
  • When enabled, Intel® Connection Manager will detect the presence of a wired network connection and turn off the radio.
  • Intel Connection Manager will detect the absence of a wired network connection and turn on the radio.
  • Intel PROSet Administrator Tool can enable Adapter Switching function through the Application Settings.
  • When enabled, Intel® Connection Manager will detect the presence of a wired network connection and turn off the radio.
  • Intel Connection Manager will detect the absence of a wired network connection and turn on the radio.
Natively supported by OS Natively supported by OS

Profile password protection

User profiles can be password protected from modification in the Intel PROSet profile properties User profiles can be password protected from modification in the Intel PROSet profile properties User profiles can be password protected from modification in the Intel PROSet profile properties User profiles can be password protected from modification in the Intel PROSet profile properties

User profile migration

Not available

User profiles can be migrated using the PSMT tool for Windows 7* 32-bit and the PSMT tool for Windows 7* 64-bit

Not available Not available

Advanced statistics

  • AP MAC address
  • Association and AP counts
  • Scanning and roaming counts
  • Beacon and signal
  • Tx/Rx frames
  • Logging options
  • AP MAC, CCX, supported power, name, and IP
  • Association and AP counts
  • Scanning and Roaming counts
  • Beacon and signal
  • Tx/Rx frames
  • Logging options
  • AP MAC, CCX, supported power, name, and IP
  • Association and AP counts
  • Scanning and Roaming counts
  • Beacon and signal
  • Tx/Rx frames
  • Logging options
  • AP MAC, CCX, supported power, name, and IP
  • Association and AP counts
  • Scanning and Roaming counts
  • Beacon and signal
  • Tx/Rx frames
  • Logging options

Methods for access to Event Viewer and logging

  • Tools menu > Intel Wireless Troubleshooter > click the link for Wireless Event Viewer
  • Tools menu > Intel Wireless Troubleshooter > click the link for Wireless Event Viewer
  • Start > Intel PROSet Wireless > Wifi Event Viewer
  • Tools menu > Intel Wireless Troubleshooter > click the link for Wireless Event Viewer
  • Start > All Apps > Intel PROSet Wireless > Intel® PROSet/Wireless Tools > Open Viewer
  • Start > All Apps > Intel PROSet Wireless > Intel® PROSet/Wireless Tools > Open Viewer

Methods for accessing diagnostics

  • Tools menu > Manual Diagnostic Tool
  • Tools menu > Manual Diagnostic Tool
  • Start > Intel PROSet Wireless > Wifi Manual Diagnostic
  • Tools menu > Manual Diagnostic Tool
  • Start > Intel PROSet Wireless > Wifi Manual Diagnostic
  • Start > Intel PROSet Wireless > Wifi Manual Diagnostic

Connection detail

  • Profile name, network name, signal quality, and strength
  • Adapter MAC address
  • AP MAC and IP address
  • Band, channel, frequency
  • Supported data rate
  • 802.1x detail
  • CCX version
  • Adapter power level
  • AP actual signal (RSSI) and noise in real time
  • Profile name, network name, signal quality, and strength
  • Adapter MAC address
  • AP MAC, IP, and IPv6 address
  • Band, channel, frequency
  • Number of antenna used
  • Supported data rate
  • 802.1x detail
  • CCX version
  • Adapter power level
  • AP actual signal (RSSI) and noise in real time
  • Profile name, network name, signal quality, and strength
  • Adapter MAC address
  • AP MAC, IP, and IPv6 address
  • Band, channel, frequency
  • Number of antenna used
  • Supported data rate
  • 802.1x detail
  • CCX version
  • Adapter power level
  • AP actual signal (RSSI) and noise in real time
Not available

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