Intel PROSet/Wireless Software Menus on Windows* XP/2000

The Intel® PROSet/Wireless Main Window allows you to:

  • View the current connection status (signal quality, speed and current network name)
  • Scan for available wireless networks
  • Manage profiles
  • Auto-connect profiles to available networks in a specific order defined in the Profile list
  • Connect to Infrastructure and Device to Device (ad hoc) networks
  • Configure adapter settings
  • Troubleshoot wireless connection problems


Use the File, Tools, Advanced, Profiles and Help menus to configure your network settings. This section provides a brief overview of the menus. Further detail can be found in additional Installation & Use Web pages.


Close the Intel PROSet/Wireless main window.


Application Settings: Use to set system wide connection preferences.

Intel Wireless Troubleshooter: Use to resolve wireless network connection problems.

Manual Diagnostics Tool: The Manual Diagnostics Tool allows you to run a set of diagnostics tests that verify the functionality of your wireless adapter.

Administrator Tool: Used by administrators or the person who has administrator privileges on this computer to configure shared profiles (Pre-logon/Common, Persistent, and Voice over IP [VoIP]). The Administrator Tool can also be used by an Information Technology department to configure user settings within the Intel PROSet/Wireless software and to create custom install packages to export to other systems.

Note: The Administrator Tool is available only if it is installed during a custom installation of the Intel PROSet/Wireless software.


Adapter Settings:

Displays Adapter Settings that are equivalent to the settings in the Windows* advanced settings.

To access Adapter Settings from Windows:

  1. Select Network Connections from the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection.
  3. Select Properties from the menu.
  4. Click Configure to display the Advanced settings for the adapter.

Advanced Statistics: Select to determine how the adapter communicates with an access point.

Use Windows to manage Wi-Fi: Select to enable Windows* XP as the wireless manager.


Manage Profiles:
Select to create or edit profiles.

Manage Exclusions:
Select to exclude networks from automatic connection.


Intel PROSet/Wireless Help:
Starts the online help.

Displays version information for the currently installed application components.

Operating System:
Windows* XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows* 2000, Windows* XP 64-Bit Edition, Windows* XP Professional, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Tablet PC Edition, Windows* XP Media Center Edition

This applies to:Intel®PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Intel®PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
Intel®PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel®Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN