The Intel PROSet/Wireless Software utility allows you to perform a multitude of tasks related to your computer's Intel Wi-Fi adapter, such as the ability to view detailed usage statistics, diagnose connection issues and manage multiple wireless profiles. The Intel Download Center provides the latest version of the Intel PROSet/Wireless Software utility for your Intel Wi-Fi adapter free of charge. Before downloading the Intel PROSet/Wireless Software utility, you must get to know the exact model type of your Intel Wi-Fi adapter.

Step 1

Press “Windows-R” to open Run.

Step 2

Enter “devmgmt.msc” (without quotes) and then press “Enter” to open the Device Manager.

Step 3

Double-click “Network Adapter” to find your Intel Wi-Fi adapter model listed beneath. Model types usually start with the name Intel Centrino Advanced-N, Intel Centrino Wireless-N, Intel Centrino Wireless-AC or Intel Centrino Ultimate-N.

Step 4

Visit the Intel Download Center (link in Resources).

Step 5

Select the “Wireless Networking” option on the Select a Product Family drop-down menu. Next, select “Intel Wi-Fi Products" on the Select a Product Line drop-down menu. Finally, select your Intel Wi-Fi adapter model on the Select a Product Name drop-down menu and then click “Find.”

Step 6

Select your operating system from the list under Select an Operating System. Next, click the top-most download link under the Results section.

Step 7

Click “Download” next to the downloadable file that ends with the name “_e32.exe” for 32-bit versions of Windows, or click “Download” next to the downloadable file that ends with the name “_e64.exe” for 64-bit versions of Windows.

Step 8

Read and accept the Intel license agreement to download the Intel PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers installer for your Intel Wi-Fi adapter.

Step 9

Double-click the downloaded file to open the Intel PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers installation wizard.

Step 10

Read and agree to the Intel license agreement on the Welcome screen, then click the option labeled “Install” to install the Intel PROSet/Wireless Software utility along with the latest drivers for your Intel Wi-Fi adapter.

Step 11

Click “Finish” to exit the installer.