Thanks for posting in our communities. We understand that you're experiencing issues to update your wireless adapter drivers to the latest version and the system is also showing dpc_watchdog_violation errors.
What is the exact issue you notice when attempting to update the driver? For now we recommend a clean driver installation using both the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and Intel generic driver:
- Clean Installation of Wireless Drivers
If the issue persists, please provide us with the Intel® System Support Utility report and minidumps for the dpc_watchdog_violation error.
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So, I've run the assistant and it says im on the latest driver. But the driver page says the newest version is 20.50.0..or something like that. Meanwhile my driver is still in the 19 series.
This network card is causing an incessant number of issues.
Downloaded from motherboard website
uninstalled device and reboot
uninstalled all drivers then ran the pros software from intel's site directly.
run three clean installs of windows
It doesn't matter what I do. System events is FILLED with errors related to this card. As a result, I have to now run a wired connection to the pc because the wireless is THAT unreliable.
Thanks for your reply and for taking the time to provide the requested minidump. The file itself doesn't point to the wireless driver as the root cause.
You've already gone through most of the recommended troubleshooting, specially reinstalling the operating system. We recommend to update your system BIOS. The latest version is F23d:
EDIT: To clarify the driver version, there's a difference between the driver package and the driver for the adapter shown at device manager. The latest Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software version is 20.50.0. This package contains the drivers for all the current Intel Wireless adapters, but the latest driver version for Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 is 188.8.131.52.
We haven't received any reply since our last post, please let us know if you require further assistance.
FYI: We recently released Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows® 10, Version 20.60.0
Feel free to update if the previous actions did not solve the issue.