In my case the .exe doesn't work either (64bits). I double click the file and nothing happens. The only work around for me was to download the zip file (for IT Admins) and install manually, and then it worked (no issues with driver). But I assume the .exe file needs to be fixed.
Looking at the .EXE installation log, no mention of "config.xml" being extracted in 21.110.1. Does the config.xml matter to the extraction?
05/08/2020 16:15:49 : [Debug] Main()
05/08/2020 16:15:49 : [Debug] args =
05/08/2020 16:15:49 : [Standard] Extracting content.zip from assembly
05/08/2020 16:15:49 : [Standard] Extracting ZIP file: C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\d02dd6c0-5f7a-4296-819b-7c9910b8466f\content.zip
05/08/2020 16:46:32 : [Debug] Main()
05/08/2020 16:46:32 : [Debug] args =
05/08/2020 16:46:32 : [Standard] Extracting content.zip from assembly
05/08/2020 16:46:32 : [Standard] Extracting config.xml from assembly
05/08/2020 16:46:32 : [Standard] Extracting ZIP file: C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\03c6fda2-b3f5-4c4e-84b6-88215609a433\content.zip
Instead of installing the .INF files, what I did was: I went to "Device Manager", then "Network Adapters", then I chose my network card (AX200, AX1650, etc), right-clicked on it and chose "Update Driver" and then manually told windows to search in folder which I uncompressed the zip file. So Windows used whatever INF files it needed.
But I'm very disappointed that these new versions 21.110.0 for both bluetooth and wireless didn't solve the issue I was looking forward to... The 0.2s delay (out of sync) of video/audio when watching videos via bluetooth (either speakers or earphones). It was great (zero lag) when Windows 10 version was 1909 (and when Intel launched drivers 188.8.131.52). Then with Windows 10 update (2004), the lag appeared again (0.2s), and I thought this new Intel drivers (21.110.0) would bring back the zero lag, but it didn't, very frustrating... Nowadays I use bluetooth all the time, and this lag/delay can be annoying....
Thanks for sharing your concerns about the driver 21.110.1 installation problem. We are investigating and will update when possible.
Could you please share any details about the configuration used.
Brand and model
WiFi adapter version
OS version #
Previous base driver installed
In the mean time we recommend you to go back to previous version of the driver (21.90.3):
Intel Wireless support
Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.
We would like to inform you that we are currently investigating this behavior. If you need to update the Wireless driver, in the meantime you may try these steps:
1- Download, save, and unzip the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for IT Admins package file to a designated location or folder.
Make sure you are downloading the proper version based on your Operating System. (For instance, for Windows® 10 64bit should download WiFi_21.110.1_Driver64_Win10.zip file):
2- Uninstall the Wi-Fi driver following these steps:
2.1- Uninstall your Wi-Fi driver:
2.1.1- Go to Device Manager.
2.1.2- Expand the Network Adapters category.
2.1.3- Right-click your Intel Wireless Adapter and choose to uninstall it.
2.1.4- Make sure to select the option to Delete the driver software for this device.
2.1.5- Repeat steps 2.1.1 through 2.1.5 until the option to Delete the driver software for this device is greyed out.
Windows* may have an inbox Wi-Fi driver that came preinstalled on your system. These types of drivers can't be uninstalled (you won't see the "Delete the driver software for this device" option). Proceed to the next step if you start seeing the same version of the driver installed automatically after performing the uninstall process. The video in the link below provides additional details on inbox drivers:
2.2- Restart your computer.
3- Manual Driver installation:
3.1- Go to Device manager
3.2- Expand the Network Adapters category
3.3- Right-click your Intel Wireless Adapter and click on Update
3.4- Click on Browse my computer for driver software
3.5- Click on Browse and look for the unzipped folder downloaded for IT driver in step 1
3.6- Click on Select and Click Next, then Windows® should install the driver.
Please feel free to share the outcome of the steps.
1- If using Intel® Driver and Support Assistance after the installation is done Go and Click on Refresh results to check if the installation was successfully completed.
2- The update package indicates the installation driver package and the driver version refers to the actual driver for each wireless adapter. For instance, driver package version 184.108.40.206 includes the following:
If after updating the driver, those community members that are reporting different issues like Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) errors, performance issues, etc; we kindly recommend to capture all the details and error codes and to either contact Intel® Customer Support directly in your local region within normal business hours using the below link or to submit a new thread since we need to isolate different issues/behaviors:
Intel Customer Support Technician