2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 7, 2011 8:16 PM by jenius

    Unable to install any drivers for my Intel 6205 WiFi (Is it fake?)


      Hi all,


      This is my first post here, I would like some help regarding a newly bought WiFi card.


      I have just bought a Intel Centrino Wireless-N 6205 WiFi card. The packaging and the labels all look correct, however its hardware ID contains an ID that is not present in any of the Intel drivers that I could find.


      The code is VEN_8086&DEV_008A&SUBSYS_00008086


      From the Intel driver's INF, it seems that VEN_8086 and DEV_008A usually refers to the Intel Wifi 1030 card. However, even so, none of the combination matches as the SUBSYS number is not the same.


      My question is: Is this card simply too new, and therefore the drivers supposed to support it is not out yet? Or it is simply a fake card?


      The laptop that I am trying to install it on is a Sony VAIO SB-series laptop (Sandy Bridge based; Windows 7 x64). I have also tried the same card on a Dell, but the PCI code shows up to be the same and thus drivers could not be installed.A screenshot showing the Hardware ID: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5143/5597021622_85a4189615_o.png


      Thanks in advance!



        • 1. Re: Unable to install any drivers for my Intel 6205 WiFi (Is it fake?)

          What is the other network controller in the system?


          The  pci id VEN_8086&DEV_008A&SUBSYS_00008086 Is strange,

                                      ^                ^                           ^

                       Intel product      N 1030 network adpt    OEM



          GENeric  1030_BGN wireless adpt.
          PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A&SUBSYS_53078086  or

          PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A&SUBSYS_53058086 ;





          As you can see, the the driver package contains a custom version for the generic and for a DELL specific version.

          Other OEM may post there own driver.


          The 6205 should have an ID of PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0082&SUBSYS_13018086


          Since it appears to be the right driver, with the wrong device ID you could probleby do a force load and it would work, But I think I would just return it or try the warranty support line.


          One of the network guys on here may have more info.

          • 2. Re: Unable to install any drivers for my Intel 6205 WiFi (Is it fake?)

            Thanks pal,


            Those are my exact thoughts too! =)


            Now negotiating a return of the product.