4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 15, 2016 9:07 PM by Camelonian

    Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 refuses to install driver


      I am working on an Asus G73SW laptop and am starting from a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro x64.  I have most of the drivers installed for this system except for the wireless driver and two other nagging problems related to the chipset and a USB 3.0 port.  The hardware ID shows up as USB\VID_8086&PID_0186&REV_0000.  I've tried downloading the drivers from ASUS directly as well as using the Intel Driver Update utility.  The driver update utility located the device and said that it installed successfully, and I see that under Network Adapters there is an Advanced-N 6250 AGN adapter installed (see screenshot).  I'm guessing that there are two drivers that are needed for this adapter since I can't get this one to go away (uninstalling the device causes it to come right back, so it is either misrecognized by Windows or i'm still missing a driver).


      As a side note, the Intel Update Utility keeps showing an update for my chipset (I think it is either HM55 or HM65, unsure), so I don't know if that is related to this problem or not.  Updates to the chipset using the installer show as successful, but the Intel Update Utility shows as failed (even with the -overall flag), so I don't know if the utility is wrong or if the setup file isn't updating everything it is supposed to.  All USB ports are working with the exception of one USB 3.0 port (which was working previously), so is it possible that this is actually the USB 3.0 port that is not recognized and has been mislabeled by Device Manager as the wireless adapter?