This allows you to then connect one virtual network adapter to your regular wireless network and use the other virtual adapter to connect to another network such as an ad-hoc network or to create a WiFi hotspot and allow others to connect to your Windows 7 machine wirelessly like they would connect to a normal wireless access point. You can't use the same wireless connection to both connect to your network and create a new hotspot. This stops Windows from restarting the hosted network. If you're connected to your network via Wi-Fi, you won't be able to create a wireless hotspot and stay connected to the network with the same adapter. The option of two command lines describe above doesn't really work. Now you have to set up the wireless access point but manually even you have not set it before properly. Hi Loren, As per the above mentioned issue we have some suggestions for you.
Do I need the Microsoft virtual WiFi miniport adapter? Open a command prompt as an administrator 10. Now the question is why did Microsoft disable this virtual Wi-Fi mini port adaptor features by default? For my laptop users, occasionally I will get a call saying they can connect to a wireless network but cannot get to the internet. The thread my latest reply in the Microsoft Answers forum is located here: My problem: the solution described above in this TechNet thread works only one time for me, that means, for one sleep-wakeup-cycle. If you want to connect other devices wirelessly, then you need to enable Microsoft virtual wifi mini port adapter. Once this is installed, on the bottom right-hand corner of your screen, there will be a Wi-Fi icon it will look like a little staircase. An alternative is to install it on the image computer and disable it there but I do not know what causes it to be installed in the first place. Again, sorry for the venting.
The fix to the problem is to disable it but you need admin rights to do that so I cannot help my users until I put my hands on the laptop or they connect to our wired network so I can get remote control. While I was on holidays, I accidentally disabled the Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi Miniport adapter, and now I can't connect to any network, both wired and wireless! Would you like to answer one of these instead? In such case, choose other trustworthy to update it or reinstall it. Once installed, you just name your network, type a password, and choose the Internet connection to share. Thus, there may be several virtual adapters in the system, and only one of them is active. So, must make the connection secure by providing a password. On checking the option you allow the internet connection of your computer for sharing with other devices.
Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. I know I made a mistake, but I don't know how to fix it! There is few command related to this operation will help you. Thank you for your patience. Now you can see under the network adaptor please check the Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi Miniport adapter for the confirmation. Once virtualized, you can basically convert one physical wireless adapter into two virtual ones. For example, if you connect your laptop to your only Ethernet port, you can make your laptop a wireless hotspot for other devices to connect to in order to gain internet access. I have read it all.
The second one can be removed using the method described above. Use this method if the method for your version of Windows above didn't work. Any question please feel free to leave comment below, thanks. Method 1: To allow Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi Miniport. The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation. Connect your wireless device to the new network. I am using connectify to make my windows 7 hotspot, but it shows up an error that i require Microsoft virtual wifi miniport.
Enter the password when prompted. This process enables the service so we can remove the driver and device and then disables and then removes the executable so it cannot run again. If that's so how do I do it? The only way to fix the problem was reinstalling the operating system. Also see our article You will likely see the adapter when checking out Network Connections in Windows. When prompted by User Account Control, click Yes.
The pro version has a bunch of other features, which might be useful depending on your needs, otherwise I suggest not buying pro. Recommended update online search found one update but with a red lettered warning that I should not install it. Select the network adapter that currently has an internet connection. So what is it and why is it there? When check in Device Manager, you could find a yellow mark on its icon. You can do this by going to Network and Sharing Center and clicking on Change Adapter Settings.
Also I don't have the options FchRoyale mentions. However, if you would like to disable it, please use the command in above article. How do I permanantly remove this pos from my laptop? For those of us just browsing the web and not trying to tempt fate with potential backdoor data collection, this function is really a big red flag for network security. An access point and a wireless printer at the same time. If the virtual Wi-Fi adapter is disabled like this, it still stays in the system.
Although this feature is very new and it is by default disable. Ive even tried doing a factory restore and still within a few hours I get the virtual miniport back on my adapters page. After a short nap I have to return to work and I will start the process of switching to another operating system that has better customer service and quits giving excuses and stops blaming the victim. On the off chance that there is any issue happens amid this procedure, please get in touch with us. After disabling the nic, netsh wlan start hostednetwork is not working any more. Disable and Re-Enable it from Device Manager — restart the hostednetwork using: netsh wlan start hostednetwork — Check to see now on the 2nd computer than connects to your access point. My question is does anyone know how to prevent this from being installed? The response is, The hosted network couldn't be started.