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I cannot find this network adapter download


Hello, I have an Asus u56e windows 7 laptop. I accidentally deleted software information for my Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 6150 network adapter. I cannot find the network adapter download anywhere so I can have my WiFi restored. I have found the Wimax 6150 download, but not the Wireless-N. Can anybody help me find the download for this network adapter software? Thanks.



(My picture is this first one, I need the wireless n adapter on the second picture)



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Honored Contributor II

Hello bdavi22,

You can obtain the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 7* using the http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect?iid=dc_iduu Intel® Driver Update Utility.

Or, you can manually download Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 7* version 16.11.0 from the following location:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/23723/Intel-PROSet-Wireless-Software-and-Drivers-for-Window... http://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/23723/Intel-PROSet-Wireless-Software-and-Drivers-for-Window...

Please let us know if you are able to install the Wireless drivers using these links.


Thanks for the help, I have one more question to ask.


For my wireless advanced properties can you give me your opinion on what would be the best configuration for my adapter? Thanks.

This is what I need help on

802.11n channel width- Auto or 20mhz?

Ad Hoc channel- 1 (my gateway is on channel 1 as well)

Ad Hoc Qos Mode- disabled or enabled?

Mixed Mode Protection- CTS to self enabled or RTS/CTS enabled?

Roaming Aggressiveness- Medium? or should it be higher or lower?

Transmit Power- Highest? or should it be lower

Honored Contributor II

In most cases, you can use the defaults and they will work fine. We recommend to use the settings mentioned in the following link:

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/sb/CS-030709.htm?wapkw=wifi+recommended+settings What are the Recommended Settings for 802.11n Connectivity?

Here is some brief input about the specific ones you mentioned.

802.11n channel width: is normally set to Auto. If you notice connectivity issues, or if there is too much interference, you may try 20 Mhz.

Ad Hoc channel: this is only used when there is a Device to Device connection (PAN, Wi-Fi Direct). When using a router, the channel is determined by the Access Point/router. If there are other devices or networks in your area using the same channel, you can use some 3rd party tools to identify the best channel for your network.

Ad Hoc Qos Mode: WMM* (Wi-Fi MultiMedia*) enabled is the default. When WMM is enabled, the adapter uses WMM to support priority tagging and queuing capabilities for Wi-Fi networks.

Mixed Mode Protection: CTS-to-self is the default, it can be used to gain more throughput in an environment where clients are in close proximity and can hear each other.

Roaming Aggressiveness: Normally Medium or Medium-low. This setting allows you to define how aggressively your Wi-Fi client roams to improve connection to an access point

Transmit Power: Highest is the default and works fine in most environments; however, it can be lowered to reduce the coverage area if there is high traffic or interference.

Remember that some of these settings should match the ones configured in the Wireless routers for better results. For more details, you can check the following links:

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/cs-025393.htm What Are the Advanced Wi-Fi Adapter Settings?

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-034658.htm Quick Checks That Might Improve or Fix Connection Issues