Can I uninstall Intel Proset Wireless Software?

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We often get asked ‘Can I uninstall Intel Proset Wireless Software?’ Answer: No. It contains drivers needed for your WiFi adapter.

What is the Intel Proset Wireless Software?

“Intel Proset Wireless Software” enables you to configure settings on your PC, including those related to wireless connectivity. This software automatically detects available networks and allows you to manage them through a variety of settings. You can also use this software to monitor the status of a connection and see how much data is being transferred at any given time. As such, enter the Windows Store and download Intel PROSet/Wireless Software . This is a free app for Windows 8 and up. Keep in mind that installing the software will also install other files on your computer as well (some of which are required for the software to run), so be sure to monitor how much disk space is being used.

Installing Intel PROSet/Wireless Software will not take long, and using it is quite easy as well. Simply select your desired network from the list of available connections, then choose what you want to do with that network (e.g., connect automatically or require a password). A connection icon will now appear in your system tray, showing data transfer rates over time as well as wireless signal strength and the number of connected devices. You can click this icon at any point later on to bring up a window with more detailed information related to that specific connection.

“Intel Proset Wireless Software” is an intuitive PC app that makes it easy to get your wireless adapter running.

Quick and simple installation

It can take a while for you to set up your Intel wireless adapter from scratch, but the process does not have to be time-consuming at all if you use this tool. It will automatically detect whatever network adapter is installed on your computer and start downloading driver updates, completely ready for use in a matter of minutes. When you click “Finish,” an icon will appear in your system tray, giving you quick access to the program interface should you need it later on. Some basic information related to your internet connection is visible here as well should you ever want to check it out during a speed test or something like that.

Advantages

“Intel Proset Wireless Software” saves you from the tedious process of manually finding and installing these updates one by one, saving you a lot of time if have more than one computer to keep up with. With this tool, it is possible to find all necessary driver updates in just minutes or hours depending on how large your updates queue currently is.

A new feature that many people will enjoy is the ability to share network profiles with friends and family members. This means that you can do things like set up public wireless profiles for guests without worrying about setting up login passwords or anything along those lines which could result in security problems later on down the road. Of course, for network profiles created specifically for certain users, you are still free to create strong passwords as needed.

Intel Proset Wireless is an app that allows users simple access to their wireless networks via the taskbar without needing to open up a browser or any other third party application. It provides quick access to Intel My WiFi as well as network information such as name of network, what connection type it’s using, and more. Additionally, with accelerated performance drivers available through the program it will also boost your PC’s speed which can be very helpful if you’re running older hardware where speeds are limited by things like bad drivers or outdated hardware/drivers which may have not been updated in several years.

So how do you get this update? Simple, just visit the Intel website and download either Proset Wireless version 14 or 15 depending on which bit-type you’re running (32 bit vs 64 bit).

Do note however that in order to work this software requires an Internet connection. If there is no active connection available it will not load any wireless networks so It’s ideal to have the program before traveling away from home or attempting to use it away from a WiFi hotspot since many of us will likely not want internet access at all times. Fortunately it does give you the option of using offline mode where previously saved profiles can be accessed for quick use without needing an active internet connection.

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How effective is this software?

Well that depends on your router/connection type but I’ve personally had very good results with it picking up even hidden networks and connecting to them easily. It’s also compatible with my Android device so I can select my PC as an access point when on the road if necessary.

The only complaints I have is that sometimes it will pick up too many networks in small areas, especially multiple routers broadcasting on the same channel, but this isn’t a big issue since you can filter out most of them by simply refreshing your list once or twice. The other complaint is that it takes time after reboot for this software to discover wireless signals; however there are workarounds where you simply connect using another method (LAN cable) and then use the connection wizard in Windows 7 to configure-wireless connections which will make the system aware of the available signals.

The software is easy enough to use where all you have to do is select your desired access point name and enter a password if necessary, then click connect. The program will create a profile for that destination which can be modified later as well as set it as a priority connection. Once the computer has been successfully connected by this program, Windows should automatically switch between connections as need (if there are two or more present) but you can also manually switch-connections from within the network and sharing center in control panel via wired or wireless networks list. It’s simple; we’ve always got one foot out the door and we never know what kind of internet situation we’ll find ourselves in, but with this tool you’ll always be ready to go.

How to install Intel Proset Wireless Software?

At the end of the installation, a window will pop-up asking you if you wish to install a wireless network utility. Click on “Install” and then click “Finish”. Once the computer has restarted, open “Network Connections” from control panel. Right click your desired connection and select properties. Click on the “Sharing” tab and check off “”Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet Connection”” option in order to share your internet with others or uncheck it in order to not do so. If this is unchecked, they won’t be able to access anything but files on your computer (and not even all files).

When you’re done setting up sharing and/or installing the new wireless utility(s) on your computer, click “OK”.

In Windows 7, this option is found under the “Network and Internet” section of control panel. Click on it to open it up. Under the “Network and Sharing Center” you’ll see a menu with several options – one of which being “Set up a new connection or network”, so click that. Windows 7 will then attempt to find available networks in range – just select yours from the list when it comes up and enter your password if necessary. Once done, check off “”Connect to a more preferred network if available”” and then click “Next”. A new window will pop up containing two tabs – click on the second tab, which is titled “Connection”. Here you’ll see the list of wireless networks that your computer is currently connected to – all you need to do somehow figure out whether or not one of them says “enabled” under the “Connect automatically” column.

If it’s enabled, then there’s a chance that this public network you’re connected to hasn’t implemented password protection yet. If so, no worries – just go ahead and select the network in the list and click “Remove”.

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