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Download Intel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Drivers Update 22.20.0 for January 2021

Just last week Intel released an update for their GPU drivers. They have also released an update for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth drivers. Intel’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth hardware are mostly used in laptops. It is important to keep them up to date for optimized performance.

In this article we are going to discuss different types of releases Intel has made, and what they offer. You can also use the standalone download links provided below to install the latest drivers right now.

Intel Wi Fi Bluetooth driver updates Released for January 2021
Intel Wi Fi Bluetooth driver updates Released for January 2021

Intel Wireless driver types

We will highlight the four types of drivers that have been updated from Intel. Two are for wireless Bluetooth devices, and two are for Wi-Fi devices.

Each of these devices has 2 variants of drivers – One is for the home users (regular users) while the other one is designed for IT administrators.

This accounts for a total of 4 different drivers, as stated below:

Differences in driver types

As understood by the term “home/regular users,” these drivers are most suited for individuals running standalone devices. As for the drivers for IT administrators, these are most suited for devices running in an enterprise organization. Intel recommends these for large corporations, medical centers, and universities. However, smaller organizations may also benefit from the added installation and deployment features.

Intel Wireless Bluetooth driver version 22.20.0

The new Intel Wireless Bluetooth Driver 22.20.0 brings a couple of fixes and enhanced performance. This version of the driver is only supported for Windows 10. Let’s discuss what has changed since the previous version of the driver.

Intel Wireless Bluetooth driver version 22.20.0 changelog and fixes

Here is a list of the problems fixed with the new update that existed in the previous versions:

  • The issue of a yellow bang being displayed over the Bluetooth device in the Device Manager when the computer woke from Hibernation has been fixed.
  • The issue of the Bluetooth mouse getting disconnected when resuming from Modern Standby mode has been addressed.
  • Security fixes have been added to this update.

The fixes mentioned above have been made in both the regular driver version as well as the one for IT professionals.

Supported hardware

Below is a list of wireless adapters that support the wireless Bluetooth driver v22.20.0:

  • Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9560
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9462
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9461
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9260
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260

Click on the links below to learn more about the wireless Bluetooth driver version 22.20.0:

Intel Wireless Bluetooth for Windows 10 (Regular users)

Intel Wireless Bluetooth for Windows 10 (IT professionals)

Intel Wi-Fi driver version 22.20.0

Similarly, the Wi-Fi driver update 22.20.0 also brings several fixes and improvements to optimize Wi-Fi performance. Note that the regular version of the driver is only supported for Windows 10, whereas the one for IT professionals is supported for Windows 10, 8.1, and 7. Let’s see what has changed in the new release.

Intel Wi-Fi driver version 22.20.0 changelog and fixes

Below is a list of the problems fixed with the new update that existed in the previous versions:

  • Users will now not encounter the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) caused by the Intel Wireless driver.
  • The BSOD will not present itself anymore while transferring large files from one PC connected to a Wi-Fi 6 Access Point to another PC in a mixed-mode environment.
  • An issue with the mobile connection failing when connected to Wi-Fi 6 adapter system using Windows Hotspot has been addressed.
  • Security fixes have been added to this update.

The fixes mentioned above have been made in both the regular driver version as well as the one for IT professionals.

Supported hardware

Below is a list of wireless adapters that support the Wi-Fi driver v22.20.0:

  • Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (Gig+)
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9560
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9461/ 9462
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9260

Click on the links below to learn more about the Wi-Fi driver version 22.20.0:

Intel Wi-Fi for Windows 10 (Regular users)

Intel Wi-Fi for Windows 10 (IT professionals)

Download and install Intel Wireless Bluetooth and Wi-Fi drivers v22.20.0

Now that you know the difference between the different types of drivers, you can use the links below to download the one that suits your needs. Note that the variant for IT professionals is a zip file and will need to be extracted to prep for installation.

  1. Click on the associated links below to navigate to the respective page to download the driver.
  2. Now click on the Download button under the driver you wish to download from the left. Make sure to select the correct bit and OS version.
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  3. Now accept the license agreement from the popup and your download will begin automatically.
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  4. Once downloaded, extract the files (if the IT professional version is downloaded) and run the .EXE file.
  5. The installation wizard will now run. Go through with it and click on Finish at the end.
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Closing words

With updates as important as this, our recommendation is to update your Bluetooth and Wi-Fi drivers at the earliest. They not only enhance your network performance but also protect your device and data from outside threats by fixing security vulnerabilities.

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