I have a retail Intel AC-7260 adapter that is working OK under Windows 7 and software 19.10.0. I just downloaded the 64-bit 19.20.0 driver and software package
from September 20 and the MD5 of the downloaded installer checks out. I installed (upgraded to) this 19.20.0, but after installation the connection utility (Help -> About...) shows the version still as 220.127.116.11.
I then uninstalled this 19.20.0, then clean-installed the 19.20.0 I downloaded, but the version still shows as 18.104.22.168 in the connection utility.
Has this happened to anyone else? Did I do something wrong? (I doubt it since I've successfully upgraded this software/driver many times over the last 2 years or so.)
Is the installer on the download page above really 19.10.0 instead of 19.20.0? (And yes, I know the Win7 driver is still at version 22.214.171.124, but I'm talking about the overall software level in the connection utility via Help -> About...)
The only difference between the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers versions 19.10.0 and 19.20.0 are updated drivers for several adapters. For the most part, the rest of the software package remains the same.
Just like you're already aware that for your wireless adapter the driver version included is 126.96.36.199, the version of the connection utility for Windows* 7 is still version 19.10.0.
For the version of your Intel® PROSet we recommend checking the Programs and Features under Control Panel.
We're following up on your thread since we have not heard back from you. Please let us know if we've answered your doubts or if you have any aditional questions on the subject.
OK thanks, but I thought the overall version number of the updates had always matched the version shown in the connection utility (Help -> About...)
Why do you not provide release notes for this driver, but do for others, such as the USB 3.0 driver?
Generally, yes. But not always. Some minor releases contain only updated drivers for some configurations, while others do include updates for the software package as a whole.
As for the lack of release notes, this is just temporary. We're working to start publishing release along with future versions of the PROSet.