The Intel® WiFi Link 5100 is not supported by Windows* 10 and will not work in this OS version.
You can find more information about compatibility of Intel® Wireless Adapters / Software with Windows* 10 in the following documents:
I read that on the concerned page for the Windows 10 supporting devices
but here I wanted to know about it's future...as in Is there any chances for the driver being rolled out in near future for the device or it's just a dead end for the device from windows 10??
tried installing all the driver versions available for the device on my Windows 10 Pro X32 with no luck at all
I had the same problems. I've installed Win8 drivers for the WiFi card, this did not help. However, when I deleted the WiFi card from the system via device manager, it reappeared in a working state! Can't remember the exact steps I took while fiddling around, but don't give up
Can you give me this driver? Can't find it
thanks! your suggestion worked out; now the adapter works again
I've tried both Win8 drivers. Don't know whether this step is necessary, as they did not seem to work. Only after uninstalling the WiFi card it spontaniously reappeared in a working state...
Don't install the driver from the designated driver cd or install file or from Intel, it won't work; ( I tried all versions of the driver in compatibility mode but none worked and then viola all because of Danidani's suggestion it works again)
here are the steps I followed which solved my problem..
1. Go to Device Manager > Network Adapters
2. Uninstall the Wifi Link 5100
3. Restart System
4. Update device drivers (you don't need to do this step if your Windows updates are on auto install and connected to Wifi)
Hope this helps!
The driver so installed is of the same version SWEiNSANE shared in the image above.
Can't find where to download this driver
You don't have to download it manually if you are connected Windows will do the job for you
The driver for Intel Wifi Link 5100 SWEiNSANE mentioned is pretty much an in-box driver or WU (windows update) driver from Microsoft.
If the 5100 adapter used on Win10 does not work well even with the Microsoft supplied driver, a hardware upgrade would be recommended (as in replacing the 5100 adapter with something newer & stronger like Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 WiFi adapter).
I would like to remind that we recommend you to contact the Computer Manufacturer Support before upgrading an Intel adapter with a different model adapter. They will be able to determine if the product is approved for use in a specific system. Using an unsupported adapter may cause installation errors, or connectivity issues.
For more information, please review the following documents:
Go to Driver Properties -> Advanced -> enable WMM option.