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Intel Wireless LAN (bg, abg, abgn) for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad

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README for Intel Wireless LAN (11abgn, abg, bg)

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Windows 7 (32-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit)
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Windows Vista (64-Bit)
Windows XP (32-bit)
14.03.0000
7/17/2012

This package installs the software (Wireless LAN driver and utility) to enable the following devices:

  • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
  • Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
  • Intel WiFi Link 1000
  • Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN
  • Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN
  • Intel WiFi Link 5350
  • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG
  • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN

Note:

  • Refer to marketing materials to find out what computer models support which devices.
  • If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.
  • This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.
Contents
Supported ThinkPad Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of Changes
Requirements
Installation Instructions
Uninstallation Instructions
Determining which version is installed
Known Issues

 

Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • Edge 11, 13, 14, 15
  • Edge E10, E30, E31, E40, E50
  • Edge E120, E125, E220s, E320, E325, E420, E420s, E520
  • L410, L412, L420, L421, L510, L512, L520
  • Reserve Edition
  • R60, R60e, R61, R61e, R61i
  • R400, R500
  • SL300, SL400, SL400c, SL410, SL500, SL500c, SL510
  • T60, T60p, T61, T61p
  • T400, T400s, T410, T410i, T410s, T410si, T420, T420i, T420s, T420si
  • T500, T510, T510i, T520, T520i
  • X1, X1 Hybrid
  • X60, X60s, X60 Tablet, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet
  • X100e, X121e, X130e
  • X200, X200s, X200 Tablet, X201, X201i, X201s, X201 Tablet, X220, X220i, X220 Tablet, X220i Tablet
  • X300, X301
  • W500, W510, W520
  • W700, W700ds, W701, W701ds
  • Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t
Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit, 64-bit SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005

 

Summary of Changes

Where:

  • < > Package version number
  • ( ) Build ID for administrative purpose
  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version <14.03.0000> (8AW217WW)

  • [Important] This release only supports Windows Vista for the following cards:
    Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000
    Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200
    Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205
    Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
    Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
    Intel WiFi Link 1000
  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X1 Hybrid.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where an incorrect device name (Intel Centrino Wireless
    Bluetooth 3.0 + High Speed Virtual Adapter) was shown in the Device Manager.
  • (New) Added support for Intel Centrino Advanced-N 2200.
  • (New) Quick Connect feature.

Version <14.02.0000> (8AW215WW)

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X130e.
  • [Important]
    • Resumed support for the following adapters.
      • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200
      • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
      • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
      • Intel WiFi Link 1000
      • Intel WiFi Link 5350
      • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG
      • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
  • [Important]
    • Resumed support for the following ThinkPad models.
      • ThinkPad R400, R500
      • ThinkPad R60,R60e,R61,R61e,R61i
      • ThinkPad T60,T60p,T61,T61p
      • ThinkPad X60,X60s,X60 Tablet,X61,X61s,X61 Tablet
      • ThinkPad Z61e,Z61m,Z61p,Z61t
      • ThinkPad Reserve Edition
  • (New) Added support for the following models.
    • Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN
    • Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN
  • (New) Added support for UEFI support.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Event ID 5010 was logged continually in the Windows system log when the Wireless LAN device was turned off with a Cisco LEAP profile.

Note:
Please refer to the README file under the "File details" section for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.

 

Requirements

Notes:

  • You may need to re-enter security information after updating the Wireless LAN driver.
  • AMT 4.2 or later must be used for Wireless Intel AMT capabilities. If AMT 4.1 or earlier version is used, Intel Wireless LAN driver must be version 12.x. You have nothing to do with that without using the AMT.

If you use ThinkVantage Access Connections, the following software must be installed.
[For ThinkPad SL300, SL400, SL400c, SL500, SL500c]

[For the other ThinkPad models]

[For Windows Vista only]
Before installing this software, you should install Windows Vista fix module KB932063. The detail information and how to obtain the KB932063 module is located in the following Microsoft's site. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932063/en-us


To verify if the KB932063 module is installed properly,

  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  2. Find 'Programs and Features' and click. If this option does not exist on
    the window, choose Classic View to find it.
  3. On 'Tasks' pane, click on "View installed updates".
  4. Verify that KB932063 is included in the list of installed updates.

[For Windows XP only]
Make sure that the following driver prerequisite were installed on your system before installing this driver:

[For Windows XP only]

  • If you currently use IEEE 802.1x authentication on Windows XP Service Pack 1 and do not use WPA encryption, Lenovo recommends you to uninstall Q826942 (WPA Supplicant update rollup package in Windows XP) and
    Q815485 (WPA Wireless Security Update in Windows XP).
  • This does not apply if you are running Windows XP Service Pack 2.

To check if Q826942 or Q815485 is installed and to uninstall it:

  1. Start Windows XP and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Click Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q826942 or Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q815485 if it is listed under Currently installed programs.
  5. Click Remove and follow the instructions on the screen.
Installation Instructions

Notes:

Manual Install

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name with the left mouse button. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.

[Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with administrative account.
  2. Locate the directory where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the "Select Destination Location" window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  6. In the "Ready to Install" window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in the step 9.

[Installing files]

  1. Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is checked and click Finish.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
    Note:
    If you use ThinkVantage Access Connections, Intel PROSet/Wireless component needs to be installed as pre-selected during the above procedure.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in Step 4.

Silent Install

Note: This is intended for system administrators only.

  1. Refer to the "Manual Install" section, and download and extract the file.
  2. In the step 11 of the "Installing files" section, uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to cancel installation.
  3. At the command line, execute Autorun.exe with the /QN option.
    Example: [Path where the files were extracted]\Autorun /QN

 

Uninstallation Instructions

Note:

  • If winlogon.exe error or any problem occurs after uninstalling the software, re-install any version of the software for problem solving.
Manual Uninstall

[Windows 7]

  1. Start Windows and log on with administrative account.
  2. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  3. Make sure View by Category is selected, and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software, and then click Uninstall or Uninstall/Change.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete uninstallation and restart the computer.

[Windows Vista]

  1. Start Windows and logon with an administrator account.
  2. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  3. Make sure "Control Panel Home" is selected, and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software, and click Uninstall or Uninstall/Change.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete uninstallation and restart the computer.

[Windows XP]

  1. Start Windows and log on with administrative account.
  2. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software, and then click Remove or Change/Remove.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete uninstallation and restart the computer.

Or

  1. Start Windows and logon with administrative account.
  2. Refer to the "Manual Install" section, and download and extract the file.
  3. In the step 11 of the "Installing files" section, uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to cancel installation.
  4. Locate the folder where the file was extracted.
  5. Locate the Autorun.exe file and double-click it.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete uninstallation and restart the computer.

 

Silent Uninstall

Note: This is for system administrators' use only.

  1. Refer to the "Manual Install" section, and download and extract the file.
  2. In the step 11 of the "Installing files" section, uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to cancel installation.
  3. At the command line, execute Autorun.exe with the /QUIET /UNINSTALL options.
    Example:
    [Path where the files were extracted]\Autorun /QUIET /UNINSTALL

 

Determining which version is installed
Package

[Windows 7]

  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  2. Make sure View by Category is selected, and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select Organize, select Layout, then select Details Pane. The Details Pane will be shown at the bottom of screen.
  4. Click Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software.
  5. Check the product version in the Details Pane.

[Windows Vista]

  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  2. Make sure "Control Panel Home" is selected, and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Click Organize, select Layout, then select Details Pane. The Details Pane will be shown at the bottom of screen.
  4. Select Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software.
  5. Check the product version in the Details Pane.

[Windows XP]

  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software, then click Click here for support information..
  4. Check the software version.

 

Driver

[Windows 7/Vista]

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
  3. At the left pane, click Device Manager.
  4. Double-click the Network Adapters category.
  5. Double-click either of the following adapters.
    • Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6200 AGN
    • Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6205
    • Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6250 AGN
      Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
    • Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
    • Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
    • Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000
    • Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100
    • Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300
    • Intel(R) WiFi Link 5350
    • Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG
    • Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Check Driver Version.

[Windows XP]

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
  4. Double-click the Network Adapters category.
  5. Double-click either of the following adapters.
    • Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6200 AGN
    • Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6205
    • Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6250 AGN
    • Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
    • Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2200
    • Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Check Driver Version.

The following versions have been released to date. Access Connections for each of those versions are also available.

Where:

  • 6000:
    • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200/6205/6250
    • Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
  • 2200: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200
  • 1000: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000
Package Build ID

Driver

Access Connections Release
6000/2200/1000 6000/2200/1000
14.03.0000 8AW217WW 14.3.0.6 5.8 or higher Current release

Note:
Please refer to the README file under the "File details" section for a complete list of old packages that this driver release replaces.

 

Known Issues
  • Installing and deleting server/client certificate may not take effect immediately. To recover, restart the system.
For Windows XP only

ThinkVantage Access Connections will not work if Windows XP Software Network Bridge connection is created.

To recover the ThinkVantage Access Connections function:

  1. Start Windows XP and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Click Start, select Settings, click Control Panel, then click Network Connections.
  3. Confirm that the following Device Name belongs to "Network Bridge".
    • Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6200 AGN
    • Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6205
    • Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6250 AGN
    • Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
    • Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
    • Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
    • Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000
    • Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100
    • Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300
    • Intel(R) WiFi Link 5350
    • Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG
    • Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
  4. Right-click its "Name" (Wireless Network Connection).
  5. Click Remove from Bridge.
  6. Confirm that it belongs to "LAN or High-Speed Internet".
  7. Right-click its Name again and click Properties.
  8. The Wireless Network connection Properties tab will open and under the General tab, Check at "WLAN Transport".
  9. Restart the system.