Completed upgrading to Win 10 but now the most necessary support i.e my wifi Adaper (Wifi Link 5100 AGN ) seems dead and no version of it in compatiblity mode too is supported by Win 10 but this did not show up while upgrade checks (otherwise wouldn't have updated) but now the main question is would the driver for Wifi Link 5100 AGN be rolled out in near future for it to run on win 10 ??
The Intel® WiFi Link 5100 is not supported by Windows* 10 and will not work in this OS version.
You can find more information about compatibility of Intel® Wireless Adapters / Software with Windows* 10 in the following documents:
http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-035711.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Which Intel® Wireless Adapters Work with Windows® 10?
http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-035710.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Which Intel Wi-Fi Software and Drivers Support Windows® 10?
http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-035684.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Which Intel Wireless Products Support Windows® 10?
I read that on the concerned page for the Windows 10 supporting devices
but here I wanted to know about it's future...as in Is there any chances for the driver being rolled out in near future for the device or it's just a dead end for the device from windows 10??
I had the same problems. I've installed Win8 drivers for the WiFi card, this did not help. However, when I deleted the WiFi card from the system via device manager, it reappeared in a working state! Can't remember the exact steps I took while fiddling around, but don't give up
I've tried both Win8 drivers. Don't know whether this step is necessary, as they did not seem to work. Only after uninstalling the WiFi card it spontaniously reappeared in a working state...
Don't install the driver from the designated driver cd or install file or from Intel, it won't work; ( I tried all versions of the driver in compatibility mode but none worked and then viola all because of Danidani's suggestion it works again)
here are the steps I followed which solved my problem..
1. Go to Device Manager > Network Adapters
2. Uninstall the Wifi Link 5100
3. Restart System
4. Update device drivers (you don't need to do this step if your Windows updates are on auto install and connected to Wifi)
Hope this helps!
The driver so installed is of the same version SWEiNSANE shared in the image above.
The driver for Intel Wifi Link 5100 SWEiNSANE mentioned is pretty much an in-box driver or WU (windows update) driver from Microsoft.
If the 5100 adapter used on Win10 does not work well even with the Microsoft supplied driver, a hardware upgrade would be recommended (as in replacing the 5100 adapter with something newer & stronger like Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 WiFi adapter).
I would like to remind that we recommend you to contact the http://www.intel.com/support/oems.htm Computer Manufacturer Support before upgrading an Intel adapter with a different model adapter. They will be able to determine if the product is approved for use in a specific system. Using an unsupported adapter may cause installation errors, or connectivity issues.
For more information, please review the following documents:
http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-011644.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Regulatory Information Regarding Hardware Installation or Upgrade
http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-031167.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Why Doesn't My Laptop Recognize My New Intel® Wireless Adapter?
http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/sb/CS-006192.htm Wireless Networking — Installation Error when Installing or Swapping Intel Wireless Adapters
This solution worked for me: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/after-win-10-upgrade-intel-wifi-... http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/after-win-10-upgrade-intel-wifi-...
Go to Driver Properties -> Advanced -> enable WMM option.