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Windows 7: Why is the Microsoft virtual mini port adapter not connected.

20 Aug 2015   #1
gordon99

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Why is the Microsoft virtual mini port adapter not connected.

My HP Compaq Notebook runs on Windows 7. The Device Manager shows two network adapters, one being Broadcom 4313 802.11b/g/n and the other being a Microsoft virtual WiFi miniport adapter.
When I look at HP Support Assistant it indicates that the Microsoft adapter is not connected. I do not know if this information is or is not correct, but if it is could somebody kindly tell me :
a) Can two network adapters be operative at the same time and if they can would the Notebook work any better?
b) If the answers to (a) is yes how do I go about connecting the miniport adapter?
c) If the answer to (a) is no does it matter which of the adapters is connected?
Thank you.


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20 Aug 2015   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi ... It is exactly as it says a Virtual Adapter ... Read the Link below it will explain things much better than me ...


IMO though just leave things as they are ...


What is Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter?
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20 Aug 2015   #3
gordon99

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Many thanks maxie. I now understand.
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20 Aug 2015   #4
maxie

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Most welcome
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