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rborland_ict
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T430 Updating wireless adapter from Intel

The system repeatedly fails to connect to the wireless network when starting. When it does occasionally connect it works well and stays connected. I have tried all the advice I can find on the forum.

 

Device Manager reports that the wireless driver is Intel 15.10.3.2. When I check with the Intel website it reports that the driver installed is version 15.5.4.0. Why is this different from Device Manager's report?

 

Intel offers an upgrade to 16.11.0. Is this upgrade advisable? (I have experienced problems in the past rolling back network drivers.)

 

I would appreciate any advice.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T430

2344-DAG
Intel Core i5 3230M CPU 2.60GHz

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205
8GB RAM

Windows 8 Pro

Wireless router Cisco Linksys 

 

(Edited typos.)

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Re: T430 Updating wireless adapter from Intel

I haven't heard any issues with newer drivers and the 6205.

I haven't had trouble with downgrading network drivers, but make a restore point if you want to roll back fully.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
rborland_ict
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Re: T430 Updating wireless adapter from Intel

Thanks for your advice.

 

Does clicking the Update Driver button in Device Manager make a restore point for you?

 

Is using Device Manager safer than using the update facility on the Intel website?

rborland_ict
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Re: T430 Updating wireless adapter from Intel

By the way, I now realise that the Intel website update is probably reporting the Intel PROSet/Wireless version number, not the adapter driver version number. The PROSet version number appears as 15.05.400.151 in Control Panel Programs and Features which looks like the 15.5.4.0 that the Intel websit reports. This would solve one puzzle anyway.

rborland_ict
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Re: T430 Updating wireless adapter from Intel

I installed PROSet 16.11.0 from Intel. This updated the wireless adapter to version 15.12.0.6 dated 2014-02-25.

 

So far the adpater has connected every time on startup.

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Re: T430 Updating wireless adapter from Intel

Good to hear; let us know if the problem returns.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U

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