Intel Releases Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Drivers 23.10.0 For IT Admins, And PROSet Software Update

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Intel has released new driver updates for their Bluetooth and WLAN devices for December 2023. The new driver version is 23.10.0. Additionally, the PROSet Wireless Software has also been upgraded, and Intel also released the wireless drivers for the IT administrators.

These drivers are compatible with the Wi-Fi 7-supported hardware, including BE202 and BE200 models. However, some older hardware is still compatible with the older Intel drivers.

If you are an IT admin, then you can choose to download the driver packages designed for you. These are compressed (zip) driver packages that include all the files required to install the latest Intel driver on multiple devices with convenience. Regular computer users can also benefit from these packages when updating the driver on more than one device.

Here, you’ll find the direct download links for the latest Intel wireless and Bluetooth devices, including the packages for the IT admins and the updated PROSet software. Alternatively, you can also use the Driver and Support Assistant to update to the latest available versions.

Download Intel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth driver version 23.10.0

Click on the respective link in the “Downloads” column below to download the driver that is compatible with your operating system and the hardware.

Intel wireless Wi-Fi drivers

Driver versionSupported operating systemDownloads
23.10.0Windows 11, Windows 10 x64Download
22.160.0Windows 10 x86Download
Download Intel Wi-Fi drivers for December 2023

Intel PROSet/Wireless Software and drivers for IT admins

Item typeDriver versionSupported operating systemDownloads
Driver23.10.0Windows 11, Windows 10 x64Download
Driver21.40.5Windows 8.1 x64Download
Driver21.40.5Windows 7 x64Download
Driver22.160.0Windows 10 x86Download
Driver21.40.5Windows 8.1 x86Download
Driver21.40.5Windows 7 x86Download
PROSet Software21.40.5Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 7 x64Download
PROSet Software21.40.5Windows 8.1 x86, Windows 7 x86Download
Drivers + PROSet (Includes everything)23.10.0Windows 11, Windows 10 (x64/x86), Windows 8.1 (x64/x86), Windows 7 (x64/x86)Download
Download Intel PROSet Software and drivers for IT Pros for December 2023

Intel Bluetooth drivers

Driver versionSupported operating systemDownloads
23.10.0Windows 11, Windows 10 x64Download
22.200.0Windows 10 x86Download
Download Intel Bluetooth drivers for December 2023

Fixes and improvements in Intel Wi-Fi driver version 23.10.0

The following list of fixes and improvements has been included in this update release:

  • QoS management has been improved.
  • UHB VLP support for STA
  • Support for Wi-Fi clients to work with 6E standard power (AFC) has been included.
  • The issue of the wireless adapter not working and showing a yellow bang in the Device Manager when resuming from Hibernate mode is now fixed.
  • The issue of the Intel Wireless 9000 series products not connecting to WPA3-Personal (WPA3-SAE) security devices is fixed.
  • Additional fixes affecting performance and stability.

Fixes and improvements in Intel Bluetooth driver version 23.10.0

Intel does not mention any significant improvements for the Bluetooth driver update. They only mention that it includes functional updates, and therefore, the users should update to it as soon as possible.

How to Install Intel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Drivers

Once you have downloaded the respective driver(s), the process to install it is simple.

Note: The process for installing both Wi-Fi and Wireless Bluetooth drivers is almost the same as the example given below. However, in the case of the Wireless Bluetooth driver, you may need to perform an additional step when choosing the type of installation. If so, select “Typical.”

Additionally, in the case of PROSet software and drivers for IT admins, the packages are zipped. Therefore, you will need to decompress them before installing them.

  1. Run the downloaded .exe file by double-clicking it. The installation wizard will now launch. On the first screen, click Next.

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    Begin installation
  2. Next, agree to the End User License Agreement by checking the box below and then click Install.

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    Agree to license terms and conditions
  3. The driver will then begin installation and the process should not take more than more than a minute. When done, click Finish.

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    Close installation wizard

The driver will now be successfully installed, automatically replacing the older version.

Takeaway

It is the unspoken rule that you should always keep your drivers updated to the latest available versions, as they not only include functional improvements but also patch security vulnerabilities. In this rollout by Intel, they not only provided Wi-Fi and Bluetooth driver updates but also published separate drivers for the IT administrators. So which one is the right package for your device?

The driver packages for IT administrators include the same drivers as the standalone ones. The only difference is that the zipped packages for IT admins include additional files that help them deploy the latest drivers across multiple devices at the same time, saving time. Otherwise, since the driver versions are the same, the same improvements are included in both drivers.

Of course, the driver packages for IT admins do not include drivers for the Bluetooth hardware. Therefore, you must download and install those separately.

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Subhan Zafar is an established IT professional with interests in Windows and Server infrastructure testing and research, and is currently working with Itechtics as a research consultant. He has studied Electrical Engineering and is also certified by Huawei (HCNA & HCNP Routing and Switching).

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