So I've recently bought a Intel Centrino Advanced N-6235 wireless adaptor and installed it into my Sony Viao Fit.
The laptop isn't anything to write home about, but I've been steadily replacing parts and its been getting better every day.
One issue I'm having however is that I'm totally unable to update the drivers for the new wireless/bluetooth card.
Windows Device manager fails to recognise newly downloaded drivers and tells me that everything is already up to date (though the date on the drivers is nearly two years ago now)
While the Intel Driver Update Utility tells me (correctly) that my drivers are quite badly out of date.
Each attempt to update via the update utility is failing though. However after the initial install, subsequent installs give me the option to 'repair' the drivers rather than install them. However this too fails and the update utility displays my current drivers as still being the old ones.
I've checked through the debug log to see if anything jumps out at me, but I'm no expert.
Would love some advice if possible.
In this case, you can clean uninstall all drivers from device manager, and then, reinstall the driver from our download center, click in this link and choose the one compatible with your OS. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&FamilyId=1783&ProductID=3502&ProdId=3502 Intel® Download Center - This other link might help you resolve the issue as well: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/category/wireless/can-6235/trblsht Troubleshooting for the Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
*Now, we also would like to inform you that Intel does not support this kind of integration, and we recommend that you contact your computer manufacturer as they are the only one who can provide you a list of validated and certified adapters that are compatible with your system. Please keep in mind that wireless hardware installation is meant to be professionally installed by the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) technicians on certified systems only as they add and/or remove features, change voltage and etc... so the adapter can fit their system. Please click on the links below for further information.
http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-011644.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Regulatory Information Regarding Hardware Installation or Upgrade
We hope this information helped you resolve the issue.
All fixed, thanks very much! Though even after uninstall the system was attempting to install a set of drivers from somewhere. I hunted them down, cleared em out, and started from scratch.
Wifi speed = doubled.
And of course, I'll be sure to contact the OEM prior to making any more modifications to my machine. Though I have heard they're shutting down their laptop operations......
At any rate, Thanks again!