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Windows 7: Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter


15 Dec 2010   #11
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
I recently found this in my network connections and I'm curious to what it is used for...

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Anyone have an idea?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
Do you know why this keeps coming back every time I restart my computer after uninstalling it in device manager? As far as I know I'm not using it for anything.
You might have accidently turned on ICS for your wifi adaptor which will make the msoft mini port adaptor active. You can right click the wirless connection and go to properties and then the sharing tab to turn off ICS.

The wifi mini port is used for sharing your connection by turning it into a wireless AP for others to connect too.


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17 Feb 2011   #12
Spear

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

where can i find the passphrase for this adapter? in trying to connect my phone to my laptop wirelessly, but wen i pick my laptop up and try to connect it askes me for a passphrase?
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17 Feb 2011   #13
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spear View Post
where can i find the passphrase for this adapter? in trying to connect my phone to my laptop wirelessly, but wen i pick my laptop up and try to connect it askes me for a passphrase?
Welcome to SevenForums,

the command lines are:

Start:
netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Stop:
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork

Show
netsh wlan show hostednetwork
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19 Apr 2011   #14
sszmidt199

windows 6 64 bit
 
 

I have a problem with this virtual wifi and Windows 7 was unable to dowload new drivers to resolve this. Has anyone got any suggestions please. I am running Window 7 64 bit.

Thanks, Steve.
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15 May 2011   #15
tylerprogeek

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
RE:Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

Well I found the answer. You cant uninstall it but you can disable it and its gone from device manger. First open up Command Prompt in admin(by right clicking it and select run as admin in windows 7,vista). Stop it by typing this without quotes "netsh wlan stop hostednetwork" then disable it
"netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow".
Now rejoice in not having it in device manger.
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14 Apr 2012   #16
Willp789

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I don't want to use the virtual wifi adapter, all I want to do is remove it and having played around enough with my wifi drivers I would like another way to remove it
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14 Apr 2012   #17
Willp789

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tylerprogeek View Post
Well I found the answer. You cant uninstall it but you can disable it and its gone from device manger. First open up Command Prompt in admin(by right clicking it and select run as admin in windows 7,vista). Stop it by typing this without quotes "netsh wlan stop hostednetwork" then disable it
"netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow".
Now rejoice in not having it in device manger.
Why is doing this so necassary???
None the less, doing this does appear to massively help the situation,
Thank you, tylerprogeek
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14 Apr 2012   #18
tylerprogeek

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Willp789 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tylerprogeek View Post
Well I found the answer. You cant uninstall it but you can disable it and its gone from device manger. First open up Command Prompt in admin(by right clicking it and select run as admin in windows 7,vista). Stop it by typing this without quotes "netsh wlan stop hostednetwork" then disable it
"netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow".
Now rejoice in not having it in device manger.
Why is doing this so necassary???
None the less, doing this does appear to massively help the situation,
Thank you, tylerprogeek
Thanks. What it is doing is first you stop the service, then you are stopping it from turning on. Hope that helps.
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04 May 2012   #19
SuperTech2012

Windows 7 Ultimate X64, Windows 8 Customer Preview X64
 
 
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

Many people are missing the simplest of explanations.
This driver is most likely to appear if you add, or have built in Bluetooth.
This driver is necessary so that you can have your network/internet connection AND the Bluetooth connections simultaneously.
Most people that complain of this driver "suddenly appearing" don't realize (until you point it out) that they either recently installed or recently enabled the Bluetooth on their systems.

It's not hurting anything, leave it alone! LOL!
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04 May 2012   #20
SuperTech2012

Windows 7 Ultimate X64, Windows 8 Customer Preview X64
 
 

to SPEAR:
Your laptop likely wants the pairing pass-phrase for (again) the Bluetooth wireless connection.
By default, this is 0000 (four zeros)
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