Windows IoT Core on Intel Stick - WiFi Trouble RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everybody,

    I've just installed Windows IoT Core release 15063 on a Intel Stick (model BOXSTK1AW32SC), following step by step the Microsoft Official Guide.

    I now have some troubles with WiFi and Bluetooth, both devices do not appear in the device list, hence don't work at all.

    Do you have any clue of how to solve this issue?

    Thanks in advance for your help.


    Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:01 PM


All replies

  • Hi CounterSpeller,

    The image being used is actually for the MinnowBoardMax.    Based on the link you gave your stick is an E83XX and I believe the MBM is an E38XX so potentially the drivers are not compatible?  Please check with Intel that your version of the Intel Stick supports the same BSP as the MBM.



    Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:01 PM
  • IotGirl,

    Exactly which version of Intel Compute Stick hardware is supported?  I'm hoping you won't defer to Intel, as it is a Microsoft site which now lists Intel Compute Stick compatibility.

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 2:43 AM
  • So I have a STK1AW32SC, got it yesterday.  Manufactured, 6/2017.     It has a Intel AC 7265 Wifi/Bluetooth adapter.  The stick boots up with the MBM image, but has no Wifi or Bluetooth.

    Going down the rabbit hole, it's obvious it doesn't have drivers for that chipset.

    So I keep going down the rabbit hole and learn how to make and sign driver CAB containing the Intel 32-bit x86 Windows 10 drivers for this card.  I install this on the device.

    Now, Windows knows what the device is, as it shows up with a proper name in devcon, but fails on driver load with an error 39.

    Any ideas?  

    Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:48 PM
  • Hi S Tonstad,

    Intel does list the supported chipsets for their platform as they offer the BSP components here  Scroll to the bottom of the page for links.  You can also mine the Intel forums for details on their hardware.

    As stated, the only version of the Intel compute stick that would work with the prebuilt image from Microsoft must match the hardware of the MBM as the image is actually built for that board.



    Monday, August 14, 2017 4:02 PM
  • Intel just said to me on their forum to look at this:

    Which says that some of the Compute Sticks support only Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, but none of the Compute Sticks support Windows 10 IoT Core.

    So now Microsoft, you don't list any info on your site about which of the the 7 models of Compute Stick are supported by the MBM image for Windows 10 IoT Core.

    However, it's just the wifi/bluetooth that doesn't work on this STK1AW32SC.  With a USB wifi adapter, it runs fine.   

    The AC7260 wifi on the STK1AW32SC has drivers for Windows 10 x86, I've made a CAB file with them, and while IoT can now find the device, the driver still won't load.

     1) Are Intel and Microsoft going to, between them, make this work?  I don't care who does it, or...
     2) Is Microsoft going to clarify/remove the "Compute Stick" section of the Windows 10 IoT website?

    Monday, August 14, 2017 7:15 PM
  • Apparently not, XPavloff.  
    Monday, October 16, 2017 7:03 PM
  • FYI

    These are Compute Sticks known to run IoT Core on it: Cherry trail (Intel Atom® x5-Z8300 Processor) Intel® STK1A32SC Atom™ x5-Z8300 1.44GHz USB Black and Bay trail (Intel Atom® Processor Z3735F) Intel® STCK1A32WFC Z3735F 1.33GHz Windows 8.1 USB  / Intel® BOXSTCK1A8LFC Atom™ Z3735F 1.33GHz

    The Wi-Fi drivers are not present in the current FFU. You will have to install them separately. You can find the specific drivers here:  


    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 3:37 PM
  • @Andrew --

    The link provided seems to be dead.  Is this the driver you were referring to?

    I see that it's an .exe -- would this approach ( be a suitable alternative for onboarding a driver?



    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:42 PM
  • @Andrew 

    OK -- I see that we need to create a driver package (per  Which driver did you find success with?

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 7:03 PM