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idata
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Lost Intel PROSet WiFi Connection Utility + green icon

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205

After having problems with random disconnects from my wireless network I upgraded to the latest version of the software and drivers Wireless_15.1.0_s64.exe for Windows 7 64 bit.

Now I've lost the useful "Intel PROSet/Wireless Framework" icon from the taskbar notification area. It's the Green Wireless Signal icon when connected and white when not. It opened the Intel PROSet WiFi Connection Utility which is also missing.

It was useful for seeing local networks (and channel numbers) and for quickly configuring and reseting the wireless adpator when it dropped connection.

Under Start > All Programs > Intel PROset Wireless I only have Statistics, Diagnostics and Event Viewer utilities.

How do I get back the missing icon in the taskbar notification area and the utility behind it?

Thanks!

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idata
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Hi mrfaize,

In order to have the Intel(R) Proset WiFi Connection Utility back, you would have to go install the component using the "Custom Install" choice within the installer.

First of, make sure you have the right set of drivers, they can be downloaded from here:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/21143/eng/Wire... http://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/21143/eng/Wire...

The one you need to download is the "Wireless_15.1.0_s64.exe", with a filesize of 182.9 MB. This one includes the Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software and the drivers on the same pakage.

Once downloaded, make sure to run the installer with "Administrator Rights", and you'll see a "Typical" or "Custom" install. Choose "Custom". It will show a list of components that can be installed within the driver package, where you would need to select the "Intel(R) Proset WiFi Connection Utility".

Click on next and let the installer finishes, then restart your system. Upon boot, you should be able to see the Intel(R) Proset WiFi Connection Utility with the icon on taskbar.

Cheers!

idata
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Thanks for the reply.

According to the Custom installer it is already selected.

Two options under the custom installer are not selected for install (red cross):

"Administrator Toolkit"

"Intel PROSet/Wireless Enterprise Software"

Do I need to choose either or both of these options?

idata
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mrfaize,

Go ahead and install the ""Intel PROSet/Wireless Enterprise Software", leave the "Administrator Toolkit" as you won't be need it.

Cheers!

idata
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That work fine. Thanks for the help!

idata
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idata
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Thanx. I've re-installed the new version and everything is back to normal. Thank You...Jim

idata
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Well, the new red and white icon looks dull... how to change it back to the green colored icon???

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