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Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 "will not start"


I have an PciE Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 wireless network card in my Desktop.

I have for the last year used a USB wifi adapter since I could not get the Intel PciE to work with Windows Vista. I just got Windows 7 and I seem to have the same issue. I used the latest driver from Intel download page, but Windows can not start the device "code 10". I have searched around and all I got is: update the driver. So I did, at least I thought I did:

Windows tells me the driver version is: (from 17-11-2014), but the file name is Wireless_17.14.0_Ds64.exe and the download page says: 17.14.0 (Previously released) Date: 01/26/2015.

How do I get Windows to use the driver I am executing? Can I extract the exe file to get the driver out an install it manually?

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Did you have a previous card working on this desktop previously?

Did you try to clean uninstall the drive until Windows* no longer detect any driver files ? If not please do so through Device Manager. Then you can reinstall the drivers again from our support page: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/59471/Intel-Centrino-Advanced-N-6205 Intel® Download Center

Please know that Intel does not support integrations and to learn more about this, please access this link: http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/cs-011644.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Regulatory Information Regarding Hardware Installation or Upgrade and http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/sb/CS-006192.htm Wireless Networking — Installation Error when Installing or Swapping Intel Wireless Adapters

On our best effort to assist you, please also access these links below as they may contain information that might help you find a solution.

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-025332.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Resolving Wi-Fi Network Connection Issues

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-006321.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Access Point (AP) Firmware Updates May Resolve Wireless Network Issues

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

As for code 10 error, we recommend that you contact Microsoft for further details. For your convenience, we added the link here:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/943104 Fix: "This device cannot start" Code 10 error in Device Manager in Windows