Centrino-Specific 802.11b WLAN Chipsets
Usage: To find other modems in the same chipset Family.
All drivers, downloads & info on this site are found via the modem.
Each Modem Manufacturers’ page also has external web-links, where available.
- Wireless-LAN adapters using these chipsets can only be used on intel Centrino-chipset MBs.
Drivers originate from intel, who also produce the PROSet configuration-software, which latter is a replacement for the Microsoft-supplied "Windows Wireless Zero Config" utility for WLAN devices. intel does not produce the hardware directly (neither do the laptop manufacturers), but does supply both drivers + PROSet to the manufacturers. These latter often customise PROSet for the specific laptop. In particular, both driver-version and PROSet-version may differ from that supplied by intel. The importance of that last sentence becomes apparent with the next paragraph...
Drivers prior to v184.108.40.206 and PROSet software prior to v220.127.116.11 (intel version numbers) have a security hole which will allow local access to the machine. More information is available on the forums.
- PROSet software: Upgrading to another version can delete or corrupt wireless profiles, removing keys and making it impossible to connect/logon after upgrade.
Fix: Export the profile(s) before upgrading, then import after update.
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