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sliwinskit
Beginner
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Wireless card Centrino Advanced-N 6205 and yellow exclamation mark in windows

Today I replaced old Broadcom card in my Acer Aspire by Centrino Advanced-N 6205, dual band.

But now I have yellow exclamation mark in devices manager (code 10). And of course no connection.

I tried to turn off and turn on again the device, reinstall driver. No result.

Windows 10.

 

I checked this card under linux - no problem, works fine.

Any advices?

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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What version of the driver package do you have? My records show the 19.70.0 version as being the last that supported this adapter. I have both the 32- and 64-bit versions for Windows 10 in my archive if you need them.

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sliwinskit
Beginner
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At the beginning I tried install WiFi_21.90.3_Driver64_Win10.exe from Intel site.

Same result.

Next step - I removed device from device manager and tried to install other versions of drivers, i.e. 18.11.0.8 or 18.40.0_PROSet64_Win10.exe

Still same issue

 

Can I try to install drivers from this site?

https://drivers.plus/pl/intel-centrino-advanced-n-6205-proset-wireless-driver-software-19-70-0-windo...

AlHill
Super User
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You should NEVER use such driver sites.  You never know what payload such driver may carry.

Doc

 

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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*I* don't trust that site. That's all I can say.
Regardless, I think the older drivers will be worse. They are missing literally years of fixes and compatibility changes to handle the Windows 10 environment.
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sliwinskit
Beginner
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OK Scott, could you share 19.70.0 64 bit?

Thanks a lot.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Sure. The executable is far too big (95MB) to email, so I have uploaded it into my OneDrive. Here is a link to access the folder containing it: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtacZBU04mo-jaVc-iEU0qNt1uQ2ew. Let me know when you have downloaded the file, so that I can remove it from OneDrive.

Enjoy! (hope it works)

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sliwinskit
Beginner
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No result, still same error code 10 ;-(

 

I ran Intel driver assist and seems to no chance for proper working:https://imgur.com/SU1W5dKhttps://imgur.com/SU1W5dK

intel.jpg

https://imgur.com/SU1W5dK

https://imgur.com/SU1W5dK

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Well, that sucks.

There are a number of adapters available that allow the newer, M.2-based Wireless (and Bluetooth) cards to be used in the older M.1 (or mini-PCIe or HMC, however you want to refer to it) card slots. I have one of these adapters on order and will test it in one of my older Intel NUCs when it arrives. I intend to test to see if the latest AX200 card, with Wireless-AX and WiFi 6 support, can be used. I will let you know once this arrives and I have a chance to run some tests.

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