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Intel ProSet not connecting automatically

New Contributor I

Intel Dual band AC7260, driver verison

Running PROset V. and despite having my wifi profiles saved properly, 9 out of 10 times they do not connect automatically and even choosing to connect to them manually they won't connect. I have to right click on PROset in the system tray and choose "reset PROset" for it to work. Anyone else having this problem or is there any fix for this? I have tried numerous version of proset as well as adapter drivers from the Dell site but none seem to work


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New Contributor II

Uninstall ProSet from Control Panel. Restart.

Install this driver: https://www.crc.id.au/files/Intel%20AC-7260%20v17.12.0.4.exe https://www.crc.id.au/files/Intel%20AC-7260%20v17.12.0.4.exe

In the advanced properties of the adapter, try these:

802.11n Channel Width (band 2.4/band 5.2) Both Auto

Ad Hoc Channel 802.11 b/g 1

Ad Hoc QoS Mode WMM Enabled

ARP ofload for WoWLAN Enabled

Bluetooth® AMP Enabled

Fat Channel Intolerant Disabled

GTK rekeying for WoWLan Enabled

HT Mode VHT Mode

Mixed Mode Protection CTS-to-self Enabled

NS offload for WoWLAN Enabled

Preferred Band Whichever. I don't think it matters.

Roaming Aggressiveness Medium

Sleep on WoWLAN Disconnect Disabled

Throughput booster Disabled

Transmit Power Highest

U-APSD support. Enabled (Some peeps need to disable this for better speed--I don't know why.)

Wake on Magic Packet Enabled

Wake on Pattern Match Enabled

Wireless Mode 802.11 a/b/g

In the Power Management tab, set "Allow the computer to turn off this device" to ENABLED. It's counterintuitive, but just do it.

Try these router settings:

2GHz band

11bgn mixed mode

Channel 1

Channel width auto

SSID broadcast yes


Short GI enabled

Client isolation disabled

WMM enabled

5GHZ band

11a/n/ac mixed mode

Channel Auto

Channel width Auto

SSID broacast yes


IMHO Intel ProSet is extremely user UNfriendly

After wasting hours fighting with it I switched to Windows Wireless Connection Manager and my problems have ended for good!

You need about 10 seconds to switch and end the suffering

see http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/20701/~/disabling-various-third-party-wireless-card-utilities-in-windows Disabling various third-party Wireless Card Utilities in Windows | Answer | NETGEAR Support

Disabling the Intel PROSet Wireless Utility

Step 1:


Locate and right &# 144;click on the Intel PROSET Wireless utility icon located at the lower right corner of your Windows Desktop.

Step 2:


Select Use Windows to manage Wi&# 144;Fi on displayed on the menu options.

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