Software and Driver Installation Basics for Intel® Wireless Adapters

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02-Nov-2018

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What downloads are available for Intel® Wireless Adapters?

Three kinds of downloads are available on Download Center for Intel® Wireless Adapters:

  Software and driver package Customizable software and driver package
WiFi-related downloads We recommend this download for general end users. The download package includes:
  • User-friendly installer
  • Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software
  • Wi-Fi drivers
We recommend this download for IT admins who need to perform customized or silent installation. The download package includes:
  • Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software
  • Access to setup.exe and xml configuration file
Bluetooth-related downloads We recommend this download for general end users. The download package includes:
  • Bluetooth Drivers
  • User-friendly installer
We recommend this download for IT admins who need to perform customized or silent installation. The download package includes:
  • Bluetooth Drivers
  • Access to setup.exe and xml configuration file
WiGig - 
Wireless docking
related downloads
We recommend this download for general end users. The download package includes:
  • WiGig driver
  • Wireless Dock Manager 
  • User-friendly installer
Not applicable
Note Updates, patches, or fixes in a new software release may only apply to the software or to certain Intel® Wireless Adapters. When you update the Intel® PROSet/Wireless software package, it might not update the wireless adapter driver if it includes the same driver as the previous release.
What are options for downloading Intel® Wireless Drivers and other software?

For Windows* OS:

  1. Automatically detect and update your drivers and software with the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant.
  2. Manually identify your Intel® Wireless Adapter and driver version number. Then download the latest driver for your Intel® Wireless Adapter.
  3. For driver-only package, see IT Administrator Links for Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software.
Where can I find information about Linux* firmware and drivers? 

See Linux* Support for Intel® Wireless Adapters for more information about Linux* drivers.

Once downloaded, how do I install drivers and software?

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

  1. Ensure that the download supports your wireless adapter.
  2. Download the file to a folder on your PC.
  3. Double-click on the file to launch installation.
What's the difference between Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)-supplied and Intel® Software?

Your computer manufacturer might have customized drivers and software to enable or alter features, or provide improved operation on your computer. Contact the manufacturer for the latest updates and technical support information. If you can no longer get driver support from your computer manufacturer, you can download generic Intel drivers.

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      Identify Your Intel® Wireless Adapter and Driver Version
      Learn about Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software
      Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software Installation Process
      Download Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Wi-Fi Drivers