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Lenovo Z50-70 CANNOT UPDATE Intel WiFi adapter drivers (Intel AC 3160)

2016-01-29, 13:07 PM

I bought about 2,5 months ago the Lenovo Z50-70 (i7, 64bit, Win10). I installed all the latest Win10 updates and Lenovo updates, and my WiFi adapter drivers remain the 17.15.0.5. I downloaded the latest from intel (18.32.0) and I can't get to apply them-I run the driver's program and nothing happens.My drivers continue to be the 17.15.0.5. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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Re: Lenovo Z50-70 CANNOT UPDATE Intel WiFi adapter drivers (Intel AC 3160)

2016-01-29, 14:31 PM

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I bought about 2,5 months ago the Lenovo Z50-70 (i7, 64bit, Win10). I installed all the latest Win10 updates and Lenovo updates, and my WiFi adapter drivers remain the 17.15.0.5. I downloaded the latest from intel (18.32.0) and I can't get to apply them-I run the driver's program and nothing happens.My drivers continue to be the 17.15.0.5. Any thoughts? Thanks.


Check the model number of your wifi card and verify that 18.32 covers it. There are wifi card that can't use this latest wifi driver version.

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Re: Lenovo Z50-70 CANNOT UPDATE Intel WiFi adapter drivers (Intel AC 3160)

2016-01-29, 16:03 PM

What WiFi adapter is shown in Device manager?

 

I have been scheptical of whether the current Lenovo offerings are up to speed on Win 10 many drivers are 1st releases. They pulled the listing for drivers on the T520 and I updated that just to see what might happen although I got it working its sluggish for that system. WiFi is marginal with the MS drivers and Lenovo offers nothing for it now.

 

I tried to search on my Z70 but I was unable to determine which adapter was specifically installed. 3 were listed in Lenovo build spec's but that still did not tell me which one is in only the family name.

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bit
Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

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Re: Lenovo Z50-70 CANNOT UPDATE Intel WiFi adapter drivers (Intel AC 3160)

2016-01-29, 16:35 PM

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I bought about 2,5 months ago the Lenovo Z50-70 (i7, 64bit, Win10). I installed all the latest Win10 updates and Lenovo updates, and my WiFi adapter drivers remain the 17.15.0.5. I downloaded the latest from intel (18.32.0) and I can't get to apply them-I run the driver's program and nothing happens.My drivers continue to be the 17.15.0.5. Any thoughts? Thanks.


Check the model number of your wifi card and verify that 18.32 covers it. There are wifi card that can't use this latest wifi driver version.

 

You go to Intel's driver download site to verify this. You will see some phrase like "This applies to" and you will see a long list of wifi cards.

 

Update: If you select/search for 18.32 driver it says that the Wifi card AC3160 is included. However, if you look up AC3160 drivers the latest applicable driver is 18.21 for Win 10 64 bit. If the 18.32 is giving you a problem try 18.21.

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Re: Lenovo Z50-70 CANNOT UPDATE Intel WiFi adapter drivers (Intel AC 3160)

2016-01-29, 18:41 PM

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Check the model number of your wifi card and verify that 18.32 covers it. There are wifi card that can't use this latest wifi driver version.

You go to Intel's driver download site to verify this. You will see some phrase like "This applies to" and you will see a long list of wifi cards.

Update: If you select/search for 18.32 driver it says that the Wifi card AC3160 is included. However, if you look up AC3160 drivers the latest applicable driver is 18.21 for Win 10 64 bit. If the 18.32 is giving you a problem try 18.21.



Wow...! You were right...!!!
I was trying to find the solution/an answer all over the net but without any results. I tried to solve it myself many-many times, spending many hours before I decided to seek help here. The driver you mentioned installed perfectly.
Thank you very much!

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