Intel’s February wireless driver update for Windows 10 comes with critical fixes

Windows 10 Intel driver update

Intel has now started rolling out new Bluetooth and WiFi
drivers for Windows 10. Unlike the
January driver update, this one comes with a series of
critical bug fixes for Windows 10. For instance, an issue that
leads to the Blue Screen of Death has been fixed in this patch.

Intel’s wireless driver update was published in the last week
of February and it’s now available for download via Intel’s
Support & Assistant Tool. This driver update also comes with
multiple bug fixes and improvements for your wireless
connection, especially if you rely on the 5Ghz networks.

As for new features, things haven’t changed and you’ll not see
anything new after applying the update.

Intel’s February wireless driver update

This update is currently available for the following wireless
adapters:

  • Version 22.30.0.111 for Wi-Fi 6E AX210, AX201, AX200,
    Wireless-AC 9560, 9461/ 9462 and 9260.
  • Version 20.70.21.2 for Intel dual-band wireless-AC 8265 and
    8260,
    Version 19.51.33.1 for dual-band wireless-AC 3165, 3168, and
    7265 Family.

Understanding the wireless adapter currently installed on your
computer is important before you try to install the
update. To determine the wireless adapter version with
Device Manager, follow these steps:

  • Search for Device Manager in Start Menu.
  • Expand the branch for “network adapters” to find the
    adapter version.

If you see one of the above-listed Intel adapters, then your
device is eligible for the update. If you don’t, it’s possible
that another update with identical bug fixes will be released
for more adapters in the coming weeks.

Here’s what new and improved in this update:

  • Intel has fixed an issue where your device might not stay
    connected to 5Ghz networks.
  • This update also fixed an issue where the Windows 10 mobile
    hotspot might not work when your system is connected to an
    Access Point using channel 165.
  • Fixes Blue Screen of Death errors.
  • Improves performance and security.

In addition to the WiFi adapter update, Intel has also
published bug fixes for Bluetooth.

According to the changelog, Intel has fixed audio issues
observed during Microsoft Teams calls. The company has also
resolved issues with Bluetooth mouse and driver security.

How to get the update

These new fixes will be delivered to users via Windows Update
in the coming updates, but you can always use Intel’s Driver &
Support Assistant tool to install it today.

To get the new drivers, follow these steps:

  • Install Intel Driver and Support Assistant (iDSA) tool from
    here.
  • Open the Update Assistant tool and check for updates.
  • If you don’t see the tool in Start Menu, you can also
    access it from Windows 10’s system tray.

Remember that you should only download the new drivers manually
when you’ve issues with the current version.

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