An Intel Wireless Driver Update is available that may fix some blue screen of death (BSOD) issues that you may experience in Windows 10. However, at this point, you should get it directly from Intel. the probability is advancing to Windows Update at some point, but it's not there yet.
Seen by Windows LatestIntel's June Wireless Driver Pack contains three updates that apply to several different Wi-Fi adapters, including Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and latest-based models. standard Wi-Fi 6E. Here's a look:
- 188.8.131.52—Wi-Fi 6E AX210, AX201 and AX200 / Wireless-AC 9560, 9260, 9426, 9461 (only available in 64-bit version)
- 184.108.40.206—O Wireless-AC 8265, 8260 (only available in 64-bit version)
- 220.127.116.11—Wireless-AC 7265 (Rev. D), 3165, 3168
If you're not sure which wireless adapter you have on your computer, you'll find it easy enough. Just go to Device Manager (type Device Manager in the Windows search bar) and expand the file Network adapters tree. If yours is one of the ones listed above, Intel's latest driver package is for you.
This does not necessarily mean that you will need to upgrade. If you don’t have any issues, there’s nothing wrong with waiting until this happens in Windows Update. However, if you have problems or want to do some sort of preventative maintenance, give it a try.
In addition to causing BSOD, other issues mentioned in the release notes (PDF) include random loss of network connectivity on certain adapters and Device Manager indicating that a wireless adapter is not working properly when transferring large files.
The easiest way to make sure you get the right upgrade is to install Intel Driver tool and support wizard and open the Update Wizard from the system tray. This will check for updates for the specific wireless adapter and then give you the option to download and install the available updates.
Note that you will need to restart your computer, possibly several times (so you save work). In fact, I had to restart my PC twice: I was asked to reboot after installing the tool, and then again after applying the update. of the driver for my Wi-Fi 6E adapter.