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pokerface
03-31-2014, 10:34 AM
I see all new drivers on the ASUS Driver Search page have Wistron in the name of the driver

Try downloading the latest Intel Chipset Driver 9.4.0.1026 and notice the name Wistron

http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Chipset&p=3&s=111

This is also for all components like Bluetooth, WLAN, you name it

what is Wistron?

hmscott
03-31-2014, 10:48 AM
I see all new drivers on the ASUS Driver Search page have Wistron in the name of the driver

Try downloading the latest Intel Chipset Driver 9.4.0.1026 and notice the name Wistron

http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Chipset&p=3&s=111

This is also for all components like Bluetooth, WLAN, you name it

what is Wistron?

Google is your friend :)

https://www.google.com/search?q=wistron+PEGA&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb#channel=sb&q=wistron&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

http://www.wistron.com/

Asus puts those trail cookies in the name to show the provenance of the driver source.

You will also notice they have INTEL AMD PEGA (Pegatron).

You could download them directly from the manufacturer and compare distribution differences. They should be an exact match.

pokerface
03-31-2014, 11:48 AM
Google is your friend :)

https://www.google.com/search?q=wistron+PEGA&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb#channel=sb&q=wistron&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

http://www.wistron.com/

Asus puts those trail cookies in the name to show the provenance of the driver source.

You will also notice they have INTEL AMD PEGA (Pegatron).

You could download them directly from the manufacturer and compare distribution differences. They should be an exact match.

thanks a lot for bringing PEGA up also I did see a few drivers that had PEGA in them and avoided downloading them thinking they are not for laptops maybe for some tablet or I don't know

I am still confused about Wistron and PEGA

can you explain in layman terms what do they mean?

I appreciate your time bro, you're a great help

hmscott
03-31-2014, 02:27 PM
thanks a lot for bringing PEGA up also I did see a few drivers that had PEGA in them and avoided downloading them thinking they are not for laptops maybe for some tablet or I don't know

I am still confused about Wistron and PEGA

can you explain in layman terms what do they mean?

I appreciate your time bro, you're a great help

They are the names of companies.

pokerface
03-31-2014, 02:45 PM
They are the names of companies.

I understand

but then you see them listed in the same driver version

example

Chipset_Wistron_Intel_Win81_64_VER9401026.zip

Chipset_PEGA_Intel_Win81_64_VER9401027.zip

Chipset_Intel_Win81_64_VER9441006.zip

So what is the diff. between that has PEGA, Wistron in it?

Aren't they all Intel Chipset Drivers?

hmscott
03-31-2014, 11:05 PM
I understand

but then you see them listed in the same driver version

example

Chipset_Wistron_Intel_Win81_64_VER9401026.zip

Chipset_PEGA_Intel_Win81_64_VER9401027.zip

Chipset_Intel_Win81_64_VER9441006.zip

So what is the diff. between that has PEGA, Wistron in it?

Aren't they all Intel Chipset Drivers?

Those are two different version numbers, 1026 and 1027, besides being from Wistron and PEGA.

This was the answer from earlier pokerface:

"Asus puts those trail cookies in the name to show the provenance of the driver source."

Let me decode that for you :)

prov·e·nance
ˈprävənəns/
noun: provenance

1. the place of origin or earliest known history of something.
"an orange rug of Iranian provenance"
synonyms: origin, source, place of origin;
birthplace, fount, roots, pedigree, derivation, root, etymology;

"the provenance of the paintings"
the beginning of something's existence; something's origin.
"they try to understand the whole universe, its provenance and fate"
a record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality.
plural noun: provenances
"the manuscript has a distinguished provenance"

2. Origin

They put the company name (PEGA, Wistron) in the file name to show it came from them, along the way from Intel, in this example.

It is a bread crumb that you can follow / know it came indirectly through another company from Intel.

They may have added something that the Intel package didn't have, localization comes to mind, specific docs or tweaks for their use of the chipset, or it might just be a cooperative sharing of resources.

You could ask Asus via a Technical Inquiry as to why they are getting and distributing drivers from sources other than directly from Intel.

pokerface
03-31-2014, 11:21 PM
I see, thanks a lot man