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Internet sharing via Virtual Wifi miniport drops internet access

Q: Internet sharing via Virtual Wifi miniport drops internet access

Hi All,
I have established a Virtual Wifi Miniport and would like to share my laptops internet via the Miniport. Whenever I connect my android phone with this access point, it works perfectly for a few minutes and then all of a sudden there is no internet on the phone. The phone remains connected to the laptop hotspot but the internet access is no more there. Now at this point if I disconnect the connection between my phone and the hotspot and then again try to reconnect back again, it wont even connect. The phone will keep on searching and shows connecting status but can never connect. I have tried all sorts of softwares connectify, virtual router, intel mywifi and even tried to create a hotspot from the cmd using netsh command. All the hotspots work in the exact same way intially works perfect but maybe after half an hour internet is gone. I have completed all the steps properly even changed the settings in the laptop adapter with interet access to allow other networks to connect but nothing seems to work. I have a Windows 7 Machine and my wireless adapter is Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless N-100 and the drivers are up to date according to windows. I know that its a problem with my laptop/OS or something because my android phone can connect and remain connected( without losing internet ) to the connectify hotspot in my wifi enabled desktop PC.I am breaking my head over this for the past 15 days even formatted my system once but no use. Please help if you can..please!

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Preferred Solution: Internet sharing via Virtual Wifi miniport drops internet access

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Internet sharing via Virtual Wifi miniport drops internet access

I guess no one has an answer to this one...my bad luck...

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Hi i use Toshiba satellite A300. I had a virtual wifi connection o my pc. but its gone for a long. i tried lots of thing; updates, old version drivers, resetting connection with "netsh wlan set hostednetwork ..." cmd command. but i still had "no internet access" error on my virtual wifi connection. can anybody help me with that?

A:Microsoft Virtual Wifi - No internet access

What do you mean by "virtual wifi"?

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I've been trying to use connectify to use my laptop as a hotspot.
I have an ethernet connection that my laptop connects to and i want to connect my itouch to the internet via wifi.
I installed connectify and it worked just as it says it should, I can even connect my itouch.
But i never get the internet connection with the itouch.
I've checked and my Atheros wireless adapter is supported and everything seems like it should work, but for some reason it doesn't.

Please help. I have a hunch it's maybe a small little thing that's blocking the internet (possibly a windows sharing setting?).
 

A:Connectify Virtual WiFi no Internet Access

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I am using the "netsh wlan hostednetwork" commands to create an Access Point for my other devices (e.g. phone, Roku, etc). This worked fine for 3 weeks. But, for some reason, it stopped working 2 weeks ago, and I cannot figure out what caused it
to stop. I did not make any major changes. I am able to set the mode to "allow" and start the hostednetwork. But, under Network and Sharing Center, it consistently shows that my Virtual Wifi Adapter as "No network access". Here are my parameters:
Computer: Dell Inspiron 1525 
OS: Windows 7, 32-bit
WiFi Adapter: Dell Wireless Adapter 1395 WLAN Mini-Card (Driver is updated to the most recent version 5.60.188.1)
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter (Driver is updated to to the most recent version 6.1.7600.16385)
Anti-virus/firewall SW: Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 (I've disabled this throughout my troubleshooting without any positive impact).
Below is  the output of "ipconfig /all":
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Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Todd-PC
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : 
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  ... Read more

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My "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport adapter" has disapeared. How do I activate it again?

A:Virtual WiFi Miniport - Disapear!

How to Install a Virtual Wi-Fi Miniport Adapter | eHow.com

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Using Windows 7, my wireless works great in the vicinity of the router, but slows down and will not load some sites when 30+ feet away from the router. The signal strength is excellent. Any ideas?

A:Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

Okay you may need to check around your router to first see if there are any mirrors really close. These can deflect the wireless rays therefore decreasing signal strength.

Your second option if this fails, is too purchase a WIFI-Repeater or booster.

I have added a webpage below and if you wish too purchase any of these simply google them (Maybe amazon, ebay etc.).

http://compnetworking.about.com/od/w...dwifirange.htm

Hope this helps you
Marcus

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Hi everyone!

I have encountered the following problem with internet sharing: after using virtual miniport adapter to share my internet connection, when I want to shut down the pc, it won't. Just a BSOD.

When the connection is not shared, it works fine, no BSOD. But I need to share my connection to my girlfriends tablet.

I am connected to a free hotspot via a TP-Link TL-Wn7200ND ver 1.0 adapter and I have shared this connection using the Microsoft virtual miniport adapter. Everything works fine, till the moment I try to shut down the laptop. The system tries to shut down, but after 6 or 7 minutes it restars itself and get the message that an error occurred.

As requested, I attach the result of the sf diagnostic tool.

A:BSOD after network sharing via Virtual Miniport Adapter, 0x0000009f

Hi Ice.

Update the driver to your TP-LINK 150Mbps Wireless Lite N Adapter from Download - Welcome to TP-LINK

Let us know the results.

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I found this quaint sounding entry in Device Manager (among network adapters) with driver dated 2006. Recommended update online search found one update but with a red lettered warning that I should not install it. So I cancelled.

What is this device? And do I need it?

A:Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter....???

Its purpose is to create a mobile hotspot using your Wireless NIC. For example, you have a 4G/3G USB device that lets you get internet access or you have a LAN (Ethernet) connection and you want to share the internet from your USB stick or LAN by making your laptop as a portable hotspot. You use the "Wireless Hosted Network" feature built-in to Windows to configure the "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter" to host a portable hotspot on your laptop. You then configure your 3G/4G connection to share the internet to "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter"

Now any device can connect to your laptop (portable hotspot) and get internet access.

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in my network connections folder, i have wireless network connection 2 under which it says microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter.

whats the use of this adapter??????????

A:microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter

Hello kf10,

Here's what I found about it.

Windows 7 adds native Virtual WiFi technology from Microsoft Research – istartedsomething

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So I have uninstalled, reinstalled, & the driver still does not want to connect I have no clue why. I went through Connectify support to help me fix the issue and they aren't much help to me. How would I be able to get the driver (Microsoft Virtual WiFi
Miniport Adapter) to connect? I would enter a picture but on the bottom it is telling me (Body text cannot contain images or links until we are able to verify your account.)
-Thank You,
Noah J. Williams

A:Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

Hi Williams,
Like Lewis said, we need to know what happed to your
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter in order to help you analyze your issue.
Firstly, please run ipconfig /all command and post the output in your next reply.
This thread also could be read as a reference:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/425db2f6-4760-482f-906b-2d5c51c7fd4a/hostednetwork-virtual-wifi-miniport-no-network-access
Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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I recently found this in my network connections and I'm curious to what it is used for...



Anyone have an idea?

A:Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

It creates a virtual wireless card, making windows think that instead of one, you have two or more cards installed on your system. Keep in mind though, that the maximum bandwidth of your wireless card will be splitt when using this. It lets you connect to more then one wireless network at a time. For instance, an Ad-Hoc network and an Access Point at the same time. An access point and a wireless printer at the same time.

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hi
i want to access access virtual wifi miniport adapter but i don't know how please can some one help me

A:virtual wifi miniport adapter question

Can you please provide us with more info. What network adaptor are you using and what problems are you experiencing? And can you fill in your System Specs.

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hTech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 3002 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 512 Mb

Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NWQAA
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I am using a Toshiba Satellite A665- S6070. I am able to connect to the internet with WiFi I just cant use my laptop for a hot spot. I was able to before then all of a sudden I just couldn't. When I go to the device manager there is a yellow triangle at the Microsoft virtual WiFi miniport adapter when I click on it the reason is a code 10 failed to start. I ran Mr. Fix it and I found out there is a driver problem. I have uninstalled and reinstalled and it is the same thing. I have gone to the Toshiba website and the Microsoft website and can't find a driver for it. I think it is part of Windows 7 but the computer came preloaded so I don't have a disk. Also in the device mgr. under hidden devices non plug and play there is a yellow triangle at hlnfd the status is This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24) the status is stopped and the start up type is system

Please please help me.........

Here is the results from the MGA

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validat... Read more

A:Microsoft virtual wifi miniport adaptor

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Okay, so I was browsing through the adapter settings in windows 7 and came across a Wiresless Conenction 2 which is a Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter. I don't remember seeing this on the list before, and it suddenly seems to have appeared. Has anyone else experienced this problem??

TIA

A:Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

Have ypu installed any VMware product, Xpmode, Virtual PC?

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I'm trying to share my Internet connection with two computers: one connected to the host computer by wired LAN and another (a laptop) connected to the host computer by WiFi. My host computer has 3 NICs: two wired and one wireless.
Back in Win XP I used the host's computer WiFi card in SoftAP mode, bridged the LAN and WLAN connections, thus creating a MAC bridge miniport and enabled ICS for the MAC bridge miniport. Everything worked flawlessly, both clients had access to the internet
trough the host computer.
In WIN 7 i connect the laptop using Virtual WiFi Miniport adapter (i.e. using SoftAP) but this adapter cannot be bridged with the LAN adapter connecting the second client, thus i cannot enable ICS for both clients simultaneously!
Is there a way to enable ICS for both clients (without using ad-hoc network or adding a WiFi card to the client currently connected using LAN) ?
All i want to do is to use the same configuration i used in Win XP.....
 

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Hello,
I have a problem
It started as such; My Connectify stopped working all of a sudden , I uninstalled it and reinstalled a newer version
but the installation stops everytime while 'installing driver software'
So I headed to Device manager , and I found "Microsoft virtual wireless miniport adapter" with a yellow triangular sign beside it , So i tried to update this driver , but everytime I try , this keeps appearing to me:
"Windows found the software for you device but encountered an error while attempting to install it: The data is invalid"
This is driving me crazy because  I have been searching the internet for an effective solution and I found none till know
Any help?

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Well I did not use my computer(Windows 8) for about a week and when I got back my headphones(SB Tactic 3D Rage) were not in the audio devices. I checked and saw that they were under "Unspecified" in the Devices and Printers(Control Panel), so
I troubleshooted them and found no problems. I troubleshooted the Hp and found out that Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter 02 and 03 were not working properly and had a driver problem. So I tracked it down, uninstalled them, reinstalled them, tried
to update them but access was denied even though I am the admin. Some help? Please?

A:Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

Hi,
Did we configured wireless hosted network here?
Please take a try to enable the built-in admin and then check the issue in device manager.
This device is just a virtual device and it should not affect connecting the other devices.
About the Wireless Hosted Network
Have a read about the above article and then try to disable it if not needed, or type the following command :
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disable
Here is the reference:
Uninstall Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter Permanantly
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/e7d49799-18fa-4b6c-9854-f94c7913c14d/uninstall-microsoft-virtual-wifi-miniport-adapter-permanantly?forum=w7itpronetworking
For the Unspecified headphone issue, please first take a try with the hardware and device troubleshooter,

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\Hardware and Sound
Choose hardware and devices.
Also please try to reinstall the most update drivers for your headphone from their official website.
Best regards?

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hi there guys,

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit...

i would like to know why the Wireless Connection gets weird numbers, i believe it has a reference with the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter....

i mean, device manager it says #7 and #8 but from the task manager it says #8 and #9...

not a massive annoyance but what if i wanted to rename them to 1 and 2? it would make me happier..

please see attached screen caps. PC works great, i can totally live with it, but well, just to have things "the right way", if is easy i wouldnt mind to fix it...

thanks
Gab

A:Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #8 or #9??

If you are familiar with regedit, open it and go to key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\{xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx}\Descriptions

where xxxx is, I think, a system-specific CLSID number. You will find the names of the network interfaces there, with all the ###s. You can edit them there by clicking modify.

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Hello, I have virtual wifi miniport active through nesth, I use it to share internet to my Nintendo 3ds but I can not share it with my Nintendo Ds, after reading and found that the virtual miniport wifi dhcp not active, I wonder if there is any way to enable the miniport dhcp, I have been sharing internet through mac OS x Snow Leopard but I work on both Windows and Mac OS, while I like to play while completing the build process.

Any help is truly appreciated.

A:Virtual Wifi Miniport, dhcp question.

You should be able to turn on DHCP the same way that you can on a regular NIC. Go to the Network and Sharing Center, then look left to "Change Adaptor Settings" and click that, highlight and right click the Virtual adaptor and choose properties, then right click TCP/IPv4, choose properties again, make sure that the upper dot is set to "Obtain an IP address Automatically, same for DNS.

Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Use Wireless Hosted Networking to Share An Internet Connection Wirelessly | FAQ/Tip content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

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I have a Toshiba Tecra laptop that I use to stream live audio remotes via a WiFi connection. From time to time the connection gets to where I become disconnected from the Edcast server at our radio station.

I took a look today at the device manager and see that there are two Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniports listed. After searching here, I found this post.

Since I don't use a virtual WiFi setup, will uninstalling the Miniports help improve my connection to our router or Verizon Jetpack that I use for streaming?

A:Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Causing Problems?

Hi. . .

I would not uninstall them. I don't use virtual networks either, yet they appear on my system. I would check on your wifi signal and driver first.

Before that - have you tried connecting via Ethernet cable and testing to see if the connection drops? If not, you should do so.

Please download this app to Documents or Desktop - https://www.sysnative.com/apps/netsh_...jcgriff2__.exe

RIGHT-click on it, select "Run as Administrator"

You'll see a CMD screen open and scroll. Then 2 Notepads will open.

Please save both Notepads; upload and attach them to your next post.

The app is safe - I wrote it. It is compiled batch code.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I recently installed an internet sharing program which utilizes the connected wireless internet and shares it within the same wireless card.

After installing the program, I noticed that Wifi Miniport adapter had been installed. I had this driver prior to my system reset but i had constant problems with it.

I have the same problems again and apparently, the program needs wifi miniport adapter to be working properly to work itself.
It has an error (a yellow triangle an with exclamation on it) and that code number is 10, (The device cannot start)

On the program's website, it recommended to just disable and reenable and then the exclamation will go away. But it didn't. I tried updating the driver, and windows update found a driver (unsigned though) but it cannot install the driver because the device cannot start.

So it doesn't update because of its original error. (it cannot start)

Any suggestions on getting Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter properly working?

A:Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter cannot be started

  
Quote: Originally Posted by joseph10444


I recently installed an internet sharing program which utilizes the connected wireless internet and shares it within the same wireless card.

After installing the program, I noticed that Wifi Miniport adapter had been installed. I had this driver prior to my system reset but i had constant problems with it.

I have the same problems again and apparently, the program needs wifi miniport adapter to be working properly to work itself.
It has an error (a yellow triangle an with exclamation on it) and that code number is 10, (The device cannot start)

On the program's website, it recommended to just disable and reenable and then the exclamation will go away. But it didn't. I tried updating the driver, and windows update found a driver (unsigned though) but it cannot install the driver because the device cannot start.

So it doesn't update because of its original error. (it cannot start)

Any suggestions on getting Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter properly working?


First off any external package that purports to add access point functionality to Windows 7 is quackery pure and simple. It's a built-in feature and always has been. Uninstall the rogue software, report it's name here and destroy the miniport it created from an elevated command prompt thusly:

netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow

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I have a Toshiba Tecra laptop that I use to stream live audio remotes via a WiFi connection. From time to time the connection gets to where I become disconnected from the Edcast server at our radio station.

I took a look today at the device manager and see that there are two Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniports listed. After searching here, I found this post.

Since I don't use a virtual WiFi setup, will uninstalling the Miniports help improve my connection to our router or Verizon Jetpack that I use for streaming?

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hi all is this the way to disable Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter?
in cmd as admin "netsh wlan stop hostednetwork" no quotes. then stop the service by typing "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow" also no quotes

and if you want to turn it back on netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ? then netsh wlan start hostednetwork (without the question mark!)

A:right way to disable Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter?

Hello Brian,

That appears to be the way.

About the Wireless Hosted Network (Windows)

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Hello,
my above device is not working properly as per report .i had updated the divice driver ,tryied manuall install dell's driver but all are useless, its stil not working i think .plz help me.

A:Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter not working

Can u tell us what actually happening ! means what u want to try to do and it not giving you result ?

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I mistakingly uninstalled the microsoft  virtual wifi miniport adapter. I could not update it thereafter to make it work properly. I tried to download it from the we but could not get any one, all i get is the installers.

Kindly help me out to get me the link that i can re-download ther driver for HP probook 4540s win 7 ultimate.

Thank you

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Months ago I found second microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter in my Network adapters. I don't know how it appears (hotfix, new driver???).
This week I reinstalled my laptop and microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter is gone. I try everything to get it back: new drivers from Dell, new drivers from Microsoft, Windows Update with all of updates etc. Nothing helped.
I use Windows 7 Ultimate x64, laptop is Dell Vostro 1700, physical WiFi is Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini Card.
How can I get back my microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter??

A:Missing Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

As far as I understand it's "native" to Windows 7.

You may just need to "enable" it in network adapter settings.

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I'm trying to print wireless from my laptop to my Canon printer, but it say the printer is offline.  When I go into my drivers, it says there is an issue with the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Adapter #2.  Also, I'm getting a message in my Network Connections under my LAN that the network cable is unplugged.  Are these things related?  We had to replace our modem because we were getting spotty wireless connection.  We did some troubleshooting with the CenturyLink tech, but got everything plugged back in properly, and now with the new modem, our wireless devices are working better than ever.  Other than this printer issue.  Any thoughts?  It's driving me crazy!  
 
TIA!  
Niki

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Hi guys,

I'm pulling my hair out on this one; hopefully you can help me. I'm trying to create a virtual wifi AP using the Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter and the netsh wlan command line context, but it's giving me a headache.

"netsh wlan show drivers" in the command line includes the output line "Hosted network supported: Yes" so my wireless card should be supported, correct? I can setup the hostednetwork fine with "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=blah key=blah" but when I try to start it with "netsh wlan start hostednetwork" I get the following output:

"The hosted network couldn't be started. The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation."
My network adapter is a Rosewill RNX-N1 which contains a Ralink 2870 chipset (that chipset has been confirmed to support hostednetwork).

Any suggestions?

A:Errors with starting Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter

I can't say what the problem might be but the link below shows two methods for setting up a hosted wireless network. You can also try the link for connectify software which is just a user interface that makes it easier for some people.

It's important to note that a hosted wireless network is made to share a wireless connection with other wireless devices.


The hosted wireless network isn't made to share out through an Ethernet connection in any way shape or form, though it may be possible to do so you may end up with an unreliable network and there are no standard tutorials to set that up.

http://winsupersite.com/article/faqt...ion-wirelessly

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Hello,

I have been using my desktop for about 3 months now and suddenly within the last week a new connection appeared in my control panel described as "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter". Normally I wouldn't care about a benign excess connection, but I suspect it is the reason the network connection icon in my taskbar shows that I am disconnected, despite having access to the internet:



When I click "uninstall" in the properties menu the connection is still there when the computer reboots. I know that it can be used as a virtual hotspot but I currently have no use for this as I have a non-mobile desktop and a wireless router already. If anyone knows of a better use for this or how to disable it so that it no longer interferes with my taskbar icon (simply disabling the connection doesn't work ) it would be greatly appreciated

Thanks!

A:How to uninstall Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

You can turn off the virtual WiFi service by running the following commands in an elevated command prompt. This should get rid of the connection on the adaptor page as well.

no quotes> "netsh wlan stop hostednetwork" hit enter after, then use this command "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow" hit enter again.

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I just updated my Windows 7 to Windows 10 and among the few things that stopped working and caused me to lose a full day fixing drivers that have gone missing is that the program mHotspot no longer works. the reason for that is Microsoft Virtual WiFi
Miniport Adapter is missing. I used to use it to give internet to my phone. Now why was it removed and how to get it back. If not how do I remove Windows 10

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where do I find and download driver for "Microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter" for pavillion dm3 win7 64bit. The diagnostic says this driver is problematic and out of date











Solved!
View Solution.

A:download driver for Microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter ...

perhaps the next version will fix that.

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hi guys,
i have a problem with the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter, see image below, please help,

all the best, bluesfloyd,

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I have an access point created using the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter (using an Alfa 1w usb wifi adapter and connectify.me) and I am wondering if it is possible to not broadcast the SSID? How would I go about doing that?

A:Hide SSID on Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter?

Usually you would turn off the SSID broadcast using the routers set up page somewhere in the wireless connection settings. Connectify may have a setting for this also but I havn't found it yet.

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Pretty much what it says on the tin. I try to install the MS Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter driver, the laptop crashes halfway through installation. Same happens when I have Windows download the driver fresh from MS.

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit
Originally installed OEM
Machine and installation under 1 year old.

A:BSOD while reinstalling Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter Driver

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Aubri


Pretty much what it says on the tin. I try to install the MS Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter driver, the laptop crashes halfway through installation. Same happens when I have Windows download the driver fresh from MS.

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit
Originally installed OEM
Machine and installation under 1 year old.


These were Related to athr.sys Atheros Extensible Wireless LAN device driver. Obviously a conflict between the two. I would re-install using newest version available.

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Hello. I bought a computer yesterday. When I realized I hadn't had a wireless card installed I took it back and had one put in. I don't know if that has anything to do with this problem.

When I go to Control Panel>Devices, my hard drive shows an exclamation point. I rightclick>troubleshoot and am told I need to reinstall the device driver. After applying fix I am told "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter has a driver problem - Not fixed". So I go to the device manager and find said adapter under "Network adapters", which still has an exclamation point next to it. I rightclick>update driver software and am told "The best driver for your device is already installed".

This is my first Windows machine in years, so I'm not sure how to go about fixing this, or even what the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter is or if I need it. Earlier today the computer did not want to connect to my wireless network, while all my other devices did. It seems ok after unplugging/plugging in the router.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Unable to update driver for Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

I would advise right clicking on the device that has the excalamation point and choosing "Uninstall", then select the check box to delete the driver software as well. Reboot and see if Windows detects and tries to install the software again, if not you can:
1) Go the the manufactuers website to get the drvier
2) Use the driver CD - if you got one for that device

NOTE - If this is for your wifi adapter, you will need to connect your computer to the router with an ethernet cable to get the driver from the web.

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Hi. Does anyone know how to clear or restart this adapter when it suddenly goes grayed or stuck? I saw a thread before clearing/restarting this adapter using a command line (CMD) but couldn't trace it.

Please assist.

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I wasn't able to get WiFi hotspot working on my laptop, so I tried uninstalling Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter. How do I get this back in my Network adapters section?
 

A:Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter Uninstalled. How to get it back?

The easiest way is to just reinstall the wireless adapter.
 

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The Title Says Eveything . Is It Possible To Create A Hidden Wifi Network With Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter ? (Hide SSID)

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Hi, Got a brand new Windows 7 PC. Experienced one BSOD when searching network for other devices, and another flat out freeze when Windows Update asked me to restart. My PC under devices and printers showed that it needed troubleshooting. Windows identified the Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adaptor as the problem, suggesting a reinstall of the driver- to which it attempted, and failed. I have thus simply uninstalled this device from device manager. I expect Windows will find it again on reboot. What is this adaptor, and do I need to worry about it? I'm connecting through Wifi with no problems, but I do plan to connect through a wire soon, once I can get hold of one long enough.. This is 64bit Windows 7, Core 2 Quad, 6gb RAM. I have added no new hardware. Thanks Ashley

A:Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adaptor Driver Issue

Hi,
 
Just for a try, please remove the Wireless NIC driver completely and reinstall it to see how it works. If there is a new version for Windows 7, please also try it.
 
Thanks.Nicholas Li - MSFT

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How do I permanantly remove this pos from my laptop? It's giving me errors, when I hit the wireless button (to enable/disable) on the laptop half the time it disables the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter, not my laptops wireless, I can't connect to
APs properly with it running, takes 5 or 6 tries of disabling everything and reenabling.
 
Didnt have a single issue until this was installed secretly on my machine.
 
MS post proper solution to PERMANANTLY remove this useless device that just breaks everything.

A:Uninstall Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter Permanantly

I finally found out how to uninstall the microsoft wifi miniport adapter its so easy all you do is go to the command prompt as a admin and type this "netsh wlan stop hostednetwork" with no quotes.
than type this "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow"  also no quotes. at first i thought this was disabling it same as right clicking and disable but actually it disables the service and the microsoft
wifi miniport is gone. for some reason its mode gets set to allow instated of disallow  and when you uninstall it it reappears and messes up the networking, example, printers,wifi routers,etc.
theres no way to uninstall it because it part of windows 7 for sharing wifi. IT WORKS TRY IT.
its not a bug in windows 7. wow 

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I have an HP Pavilion dv5 laptop and the microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter driver is outdated. How do I get this updated?

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Every day or so, my wifi connection will no longer have internet access.  I have 2 HP Pavilion's and 1 Lenovo.  This is the only one that has this issue.  I've had the hard drive replaced and everything reinstalled for other reasons, but the issue with internet connectivity is still there.  If I hover over the WiFi icon in the lower right coner, it tells me right now the NETGEAR router I'm connected to and says Internet access below it.  When I've dropped internet access, the icon will have a yellow mark on it and hovering shows my NETGEAR router but it says no internet access. All I have to do is disconnect from my router and reconnect and I'll have internet access again, but that gets irritating. Could this be a hardware issue on my laptop and how do I determine that?  I'm still under warranty for another 2 months.

A:WiFi drops internet connection

You Can read the entry ghost WiFi I have dpne an optimization with Avast optimizer but I can't be sure if was the solution.

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I am trying to establish a household network sharing internet, printer and files.

The players
Main computer desktop XP Pro
Theater PC desktop Vista Premium
Old Laptop XP Pro
New Laptop Vista Home Basic
Linksys G router

I have been able to get the entire community to share the internet. I have gotten printer sharing to work on all but the new Vista laptop. I can not get any of the remote computers to access any files. I can get to the shared files folder on the main computer from the Theater computer but I am denied access when I try to open the shared folder.

Any suggestions on how to work this out?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: WIFI Networking, Sharing internet works, print sharing is spotty, can't share

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I have read and tried solutions from previous post without success. What is the next step?

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Hey guys/gals!

This problem just recently started happening with my computer. I'll be playing a video game or surfing the web or whatever and all of a sudden my wifi connection will drop.

So I'll click the wifi symbol at the bottom right hand corner of the screen to reconnect... but even though it will say that there are connections when I hover over the icon, the list of possible connections will be blank.

I uploaded a screenshot to imgur so you can see for yourself: http://i.imgur.com/qAC5YX1.jpg

The only way for me to fix this problem is to system restore to a few days ago. But this is getting pretty tedious.

Help please?
 

A:Internet Randomly Drops and I Can't Reconnect to Wifi? W10

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I hope the title made a little sense.

We currently have 5 - 20 laptops on location depending on the day. There are around 10 signals in the area including our two, which isn't insane considering 15+ signals in an apt building isn't unusual and rarely causes conflict. This is in a two story office building with ours on the top floor. Directly below us is a restaurant which I assume some of their appliances mess with our signal. Regardless of that, we still have great signal strength. We have two routers in the office to help ensure signal strength and two SSIDs (for the swapping mentioned below).

A random number laptops at random times of the day will lose connection to our signals. Which laptop, when, how many laptops, and which SSID is not consistent. There is nothing wrong on the WiFi icon or an ipconfig [/all] and others will still be working on the network just fine. You can then swap to the other SSID, which could at the current time have users working on it and users with it broken, and your internet works. I've tried to find some sort of pattern behind this. Time, brand, model (laptop and WiFi card), nothing leads to a pattern. No where in our office is the signal weak.

Sometimes we do remote conferences/presentation from our location and it looks quite bad when the laptop presenting the remote session randomly drops in the middle of it, so it's becoming quite an issue there. It of course is a nuisance regardless of what people are using the internet for. Any sugges... Read more

A:Internet drops from working wifi, will connect to 2nd SSID on same LAN

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tanwedar


Edit: I forgot to mention that both routers are simply APs connected to the main firewall which does dhcp etc.


Just to clarify some terminology...

APs (i.e. "access points") are more often referred to "wireless access points", i.e. WAPs.

They are not in fact "routers". They are simply "wireless access points", which provide secondary wireless networks (i.e. SSID's) at remote distant locations away from the primary router, through a wired connection to the true primary wired router. This solution is commonly used when the wireless network available from the true primary router just can't reach the remote location dependably because of walls, distance or other radio frequency interference in the neighborhood.

Any device connecting (either wireless, or even wired if the WAP also provides some wired connectors as part of its "wired/wireless switch" technology) through these secondary wireless networks is actually passed on through by the AP to the primary router, where true network connected device management and DHCP occurs. Devices connecting to the WAP (either wired or wireless, doesn't matter) all appear as "wired connected devices" back on the primary router. This is because the WAP really is a "wired multi-port switch" from the perspective of the primary router, and any device connected through a wired switch will app... Read more

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