I'm using windows 10 64bit with Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (driver version 188.8.131.52 - windows says it's up to date).
Normally one connects through the windows flyout (Flyout -> click connect).
Yet for troubleshooting I would like to connect through a Wifi via other than windows software.
I read somewhere that Intel PROSet/Wireless Software does just that.
Yet I don't seem to get this software to work and Intel website is very confusing:
- if you search for PROSet/Wireless Software there's like 100 versions of it
- manuals for this software seem to be non existing
First I tried the software from this page: Download Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows® 10
This page mentions a list: 'This download is valid for the product(s) listed below'. My centrino is not listed. Am I installing the wrong software?
It installed nicely but when starting I only see an import button. If I click it wants me to select a file with extension p10,p50,profile. I managed to export the windows wifi profiles but these are in xml. So what's the deal here?
I reinstalled this software and selected custom install and chose to install the additionale features (I installed all features).
I got an extra button giving me the possibility to create some executable installation file for profiles.
Yet I'm just looking for some alternative to the windows flyout.
The windows 7 version did mention my centrino under 'This download is valid for the product(s) listed below'. So I tried this. Same result.
From this page Intel proset doesn't work I got the idea of using the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for IT Admin. I got to Download Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for IT Admins. This gives me some zip file that I can extract. But what do I have to do next? I clicked both executables in the extracted zip file: DPInst64.exe installed some drivers. What drivers? iprodifx.exe did nothing.
This same page also mentions the 'Intel® PROSet/Wireless Advanced Enterprise Software', yet there seems not to be such a software in the intel website.
So to round up:
- I'm looking for a wifi connection software program
- Is Intel PROSet/Wireless Software the answer?
- If yes: how do I get it to work?
- If no: does anybody know of a (free) software alternative?