I'm having a strange problem. Intel released new drivers to update from version 15.11 to 16.11. I downloaded them from Intel website, ran install, success. When I go into Windows' Device Manager to check on the driver version, I see it is still 15.11. I have tried a number of things, including deleting the drivers from the Device Manager and running the install again. However, in this case Windows 8 automatically installs even older drivers, version 14, dated 2011. I'd like to try the new drivers because it takes very long for the net to comeback after I wake up my laptop. Version 15.11 was installed by Windows Update, those drivers are dated January 2014.
Hello, may I ask for the operating system you are using? Is it 64-bit?
These are some versions you can try: 15.8, 16.1.1, 16.7. The version 16.11.0 only provides 64-bit driver for your Intel® wireless adapter.
http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-034315.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software driver versions by operating system
http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wtech/proset-ws/sb/CS-034041.htm Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software — Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software downloads
I'm using 64 bit Windows 8 Pro. I have been playing back and forth and it seems the reconnect is much faster now, although I'm still showing driver version 15.11. However, I have a new issue. As soon as I run the install to either uninstall or repair the driver, I'm getting a message that the access to a specific registry path is denied. This may have something to do with the changes in Admin privileges, as I had also updated bluetooth drivers yesterday, which required me to add access to a bluetooth entries in the registry.
While I am not aware of such changes in the registry or if they made your Bluetooth work, there are a few things that you might want to try, if you choose to.
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ht/sfc-scannow.htm How To Use SFC Scannow to Repair Windows System Files
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/restore-refresh-reset-pc How to refresh, reset, or restore your PC - Windows Help