A driver error that caused computers with Windows 10 to crash suddenly was eliminated with the update released by Intel.
Although the blue screen (BSOD) problem, which is the fearful dream of Windows 10 users, is usually caused by misuse, it can sometimes occur due to the carelessness of manufacturers. The most obvious example of this was in the driver update Intel released for wireless network cards.
A faulty software version released in the past months caused computers with Windows 10 operating system to suddenly crash and internet outages. Recognizing the problem, Intel released a fix update.
Affects Windows 10 devices with Wi-Fi 6 support
The new driver released by Intel comes with the June 2021 update. The critical problem that causes devices to give blue screen error has disappeared. In addition, another problem that caused sudden disconnection from the wireless network has been resolved. The software update, which requires a minimum Windows 10 May 2021 release, targets the following hardware:
- 18.104.22.168 – Wi-Fi 6E AX210, AX201, and AX200 / Wireless-AC 9560, 9260, 9426, 9461 (only available in 64-bit version)
- 22.214.171.124 – Wireless-AC 8265, 8260 (only available in 64-bit version)
- 126.96.36.199 – Wireless-AC 7265 (Rev. D), 3165, 3168
Here are the update notes:
- Fixed an issue where the wireless adapter was not working properly. The error was occurring when you were sharing large files wirelessly.
- Resolved connectivity issues, especially a bug where users were experiencing random network connectivity loss.
- Blue screen errors caused by previous versions of the driver are gone.
- New security and general bug fixes applied
If you are experiencing problems similar to those mentioned above on your computer, you can try to install the update. You need to use Intel Driver & Support Assistant software to download. The program that automatically detects the hardware on your computer connects to Intel’s servers and installs the existing patches.