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09-17-2020 04:01 PM
i need a WiFi driver for the Intel Centrino Wireless-N WiMax 6150 hardware in the notebook. Running Win 10 Enterprise 64 bit. Only Win 7 and 8 drivers on the HP website available. I know there's one out there though because the WiFi worked with Win 10 Home 64 bit. Just can't find it. Please help
09-17-2020 04:37 PM
Connect to the internet with an ethernet cable and download the driver from the Microsoft update catalog...
You should be able to do the automatic update by clicking on the Intel Centrino Wireless-N WiMax 6150 adapter in the device manager (labeled as a Network Controller if no driver is installed).
Click on the driver tab, click on Update driver.
Select the Search automatically for drivers option and see if the driver installs that way.
If not, I will give you another way to install the cabinet file from the link above.
09-17-2020 05:28 PM
You're very welcome.
See if this works...
First download and install this free file utility.
The 2nd file at the top of the page is for 64 bit.
Download and save the 3rd file on the top of that Microsoft Update catalog I posted...the 2.6 MB file.
Right click on the file you downloaded and select 7-Zip from the list of options on the menu.
Have 7-Zip Extract to: and let it extract the file into its long file folder name.
Once that is done, go to the device manager.
Click on the Intel wifi card needing the driver.
Click on the driver tab.
Click on Update driver.
Select the Browse my computer for drivers option and browse to the file folder that 7-zip created.
Make sure the Include subfolders box is checked and see if the driver installs that way.
If not, try the next file down in the catalog site (99.6 MB file) and do the same thing.
09-17-2020 05:58 PM
OMGosh neither of those worked. I used 7-Zip to extract both the 2.6 Mb and 99.6 Mb file to a folder and pointed to them thru the update driver option in DM and Windows just won't load the driver. Sheesh. I do network admin and desktop support. i hate drivers man
09-17-2020 06:15 PM
Sorry that neither option worked.
Intel no longer supports any WiFi card older than the 7260, so I don't know what else you can try
The card may not work anymore on the new version of W10
You may have to purchase a USB WiFi adapter to connect wirelessly.
09-17-2020 06:20 PM
i already bought a USB one. the thing killing me was it was working on Win 10 Home 64. I forgot to copy out the driver and driver store folders from the old Win 10 install. I bet if I'd done that I could've gotten it to work. Does not pay to be in too much of a hurry. Thanks for your help though