Intel’s June 2021 update for Windows 10 addresses the dreaded
Blue Screen of Death error caused by the Wi-Fi drivers.
In addition, if you’ve been having issues using your Bluetooth
keyboard or headset due to a yellow bang error in Windows
Device Manager, then you should consider applying the latest
Bluetooth driver update too, which appears to have fixed these
Intel published the two new wireless driver updates on June 1
and they’re now available for download via Intel’s Support and
Assistant Tool. In addition to critical bug fixes, Intel claims
it has also resolved security issues affecting certain
configurations and adapters on Windows 10.
Apparently, there are no new features to try and users will not
notice any improvements in connectivity or performance if they
choose to deploy the update. It’s also worth noting that these
updates should be installed only when you truly need them or
you’ve issues with the current drivers.
Intel’s June wireless driver update
New updates are available for the following wireless adapters
for devices running
Windows 10 May 2021 Update and older:
- Version 220.127.116.11 for Wi-Fi 6E AX210, AX201, AX200,
Wireless-AC 9560, 9461/ 9462, 9260.
- Version 18.104.22.168 for Intel dual-band wireless-AC 8265 and
Version 22.214.171.124 for dual-band wireless-AC 3165, 3168, and
Before trying out the new update for the Intel Wi-Fi driver,
make sure that you have the compatible wireless adapter
installed on your computer. To verify your configuration,
follow these steps:
- Open Device Manager from the Start menu or Windows Search.
- In Device Manager, locate “network adapters”.
- Tap on it to expand the adapters branch.
- Locate the primary adapter version/edition.
If the wireless adapter installed on your device matches one of
the above-listed Intel adapters, then you can go ahead with the
update. If your device is not listed, it’s possible that a
similar update will be offered via Windows Update in near
Here’s the changelog of Wi-Fi driver update:
- Intel has fixed an issue where the Device Manager will
report that the wireless adapter
is not functioning properly. This happens when you share
large files wirelessly.
- Intel has fixed connectivity issues, particularly a bug
where users experience random loss of network connectivity.
- Intel has fixed Blue Screen of Death errors caused by the
previous versions of the driver.
- New security and general bug fixes.
As mentioned at the outset, there’s another update that’s aimed
at Intel Bluetooth adapters. As per the changelog, Intel fixed
an issue where Bluetooth device may not work properly with a
yellow bang error in Device Manager when you try connecting to
mobile device via PC for apps like Microsoft Your Phone.
How to get the update
Typically, these fixes will be rolled out to users
automatically via Windows Update if they’re necessary for their
device. If you can’t wait, you can always use Intel’s Driver &
Support Assistant tool.
- Install Intel Driver and Support Assistant (iDSA) tool from
- Open the Update Assistant tool from the system tray or
- Check for updates.
Remember that you can always use the Device Manager to roll
back the new drivers if you run into unexpected problems.