Thank you for post,
for all the functions to work (and install) on the Intel(R) My WiFi Technology, you would need to make sure you download the same versions, and that you install the drivers+ software package,
to get the full driver+software package you would download the wireless_15.5.6_e32.exe if your Windows 8 is 32 bit, or the wireless_15.5.6_e64.exe if your Windows 8 is 64bit, both from the link below:
And the My WiFi Dashboard from this link:
With this you would have both software under the same 15.5.6 version.
It would be recommended to uninstall the other versions, so the actual wireless adapter from device manager (just the wireless portion, you may leave the WiMAX installed) and the Intel(R) PROSet wireless WiFi Software from control panel/uninstall a program. This to ensure that you do not have some Windows base drivers or similar installed that would be just updated.
Hello there, Nathalie.
I have tried the steps you outlined, and redownloaded the versions of the files you have specified.
Unfortunately there's no joy. And I clean-installed this machine yet again to remove all variables.
Freshly installed Windows 8 x64, plus those two driver packs you outlined. Nothing related to Intel MWT WiFi sharing is exposed.
Which is unlike in Windows 7 x64, I don't even need to install the 100+ MiB download for the Intel MWD.
Only wireless_xx.x.x_e64.exe is needed, if at all. The Utility shows up on the system tray, and everything proceeds as intended.
On the MWD, options supposedly on the right side are missing...
Anything else I could try? Or I'm unfortunately at the end of my rope?
I was looking around in the Internet, and I found this page.
Excerpt of that page listed below:
Software not included in upgrade modules for Windows 8
The upgrade modules for Windows 8 do not include the following software.
*Due to the functional restriction, the sound through HDMI is not emitted.
Software nonusable in Windows 8
Software name Remarks Intel My WiFi Technology, and Intel My WiFi Utility If needed, please do not upgrade to Windows 8.
May I ask if this is really so? If yes, then I guess I really am SOL when it comes to using MWT's WiFi Hotspot functionality in Windows 8?
i m having the same issue and having surfed most of the intel website and forum, i can see everyone here has issues with wifi direct and win8 and all intel is doing is sending nathalie and victor (apprenctices?) around telling people to install latest driver and software. I mean do they think we haven't tried. P*** poor performance intel! just update the freaking driver and software come on!