I have absolutely the same problem - the blank icon in control panel and the wifi desynchronization stating "Adapter not found!". I read also some other posts by other people with the same issue, but there also seems to be no one giving a solution. So I guess we would hope that intel come up with a newer and better version of this installer or package, wherever the problem would be. Or until some one notices these posts.. For now this is only an annoying interface but let's hope it doesn't get worse!
Till the next fix!