Download Intel Wi-Fi Drivers 22.180.0 & Bluetooth Drivers 22.170.0 For Windows 11/10

Intel releases an update for its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices each month which includes security as well as functional improvements. Download the latest Wi-Fi and Bluetooth drivers for your Intel device from this post.

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Intel has published a new driver for its wireless Wi-Fi devices. You can now download and install Intel Wi-Fi Driver version 22.180.0 using the direct download links shared below for Windows 10 and 11. Note that the 32-bit Windows is still on Wi-Fi driver version 22.160.0.

While this release fixes only 2 issues reported by users for Windows 11, the Bluetooth driver version remains at 22.170.0 which was released in October 2022.

Moreover, Intel intimates to its consumers that Windows 10 32-bit drivers for products 7265, 3165, and 3168 will now only receive security updates and no others, starting with version 22.170.0. Therefore, if your computer has the mentioned hardware, maybe it is time for an upgrade.

That said, this Intel Wi-Fi driver release does not include updates for the following device families:

  • Intel Wireless 7265 Family (Rev.C)
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
  • Intel Wireless 7260

For the drivers of these devices, refer to this post.

You can download Intel’s Wi-Fi drivers version 22.180.0 and Bluetooth drivers version 22.170.0 using the direct download links given below, or update to the latest version using their Driver and Support Assistant.

Download Intel Wi-Fi Driver v22.180.0

For Windows 11 (21H2 & 22H2)

Download Intel Wi-Fi Driver v22.180.0 for Windows 11

For Windows 10

Download Intel Wi-Fi Driver v22.180.0 for Windows 10 x64

Download Intel Wi-Fi Driver v22.160.0 for Windows 10 x86

Download Intel Wireless Bluetooth Driver v22.170.0

Download Intel Wireless Bluetooth Driver v22.170.0 for Windows 11, 10 (x64 & x86)

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.”

  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.

Intel Wi-Fi Driver v22.180.0 Changelog

This release only makes 2 improvements for Intel’s Wi-Fi devices for the Windows 11 OS, and both of them concern Intel’s Wi-Fi 6E AX211.

The problem of Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 showing a yellow bang in the Device Manager and stopping working when a connected access point switches its channels with 80MHz bandwidth has now been fixed. Moreover, when using this device in hotspot mode, the issue with some mobile devices receiving degraded download throughput performance is addressed.

Supported Hardware

Here is a list of the supported Wi-Fi hardware compatible with this driver:

  • Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX411 (Gig+)
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (Gig+)
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (Gig+)
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX203
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX101
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9560
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9461/ 9462
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9260

To learn more about the Wi-Fi driver version 22.180.0, read the Release Notes.

Intel Wireless Bluetooth Driver v22.170.0 Changelog

The following changes and fixes are implemented with this version of the Bluetooth driver:

  • Support for the Ukrainian language has been integrated.
  • In some scenarios, the co-existence between Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth has been improved.
  • The occasional PC-to-phone connection or PC-to-PC connection failure due to incorrect protocol transactions has been addressed.
  • The instability of the Bluetooth connection between a PC and an iPhone has been addressed.

Supported Hardware

The following Bluetooth adapters are supported with this driver update:

  • Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX411
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX203
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX101
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9560
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9462
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9461
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9260
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260

To learn more about the Wireless Bluetooth driver version 22.170.0, read the Release Notes.

Roll Back Driver

If a driver has been updated, Windows still keeps the previous version of the driver just in case. This will be made available in case you decide to roll back to it at a later time.

You may need to go back to the previous version of the driver if you find that the newer one is having issues, or is just not compatible with your setup.

That said, Windows only keeps the last installed version of the driver and discards the rest. You can roll back to the latest version using these steps:

  1. Launch the Device Manager by typing in devmgmt.msc in the Run Command box.

    Open Device Manager
  2. You will see the name of your computer at the very top, and then the different branches of hardware under it. Expand the associated branch of the hardware whose driver you want to roll back.

    Click to expand hardware branch
    Click to expand hardware branch
  3. Now right-click on the device and then click Properties from the context menu.

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    Open device properties
  4. From the Properties window, switch to the Driver tab and click Roll Back Driver.

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    Roll back the driver version
  5. From the pop-up window, select the reason for rolling back and then click Yes.

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    Justify the rollback

The window will now close. Give your system a few seconds for the driver to successfully rollback. Note that you will not be prompted whether the driver has rolled back or not. You can confirm this by checking that the Roll Back Driver button has been greyed out in the Properties window. If it has, it means that the rollback was successful.

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Option to roll back driver grayed out

Proceed to close the Properties window and the Device Manager console.

Final Verdict

The Wi-Fi Driver 22.180.0 does not make many improvements as some of the preceding driver updates from Intel. It does not include any security updates either, which either means that our computers are already protected since last month’s update, or Intel is loafing ahead of the holiday season already.

Either way, as always, we recommend that the users keep their drivers updated to avoid unanticipated problems and keep their PCs patched.

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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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