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Windows 7: Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #8 or #9??

26 Apr 2012   #1
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #8 or #9??

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




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26 Apr 2012   #2
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

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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26 Apr 2012   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gabriolinari View Post
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
If you aren't using the mini port to host a secondary WIFI network then you don't need them. I'm not sure why there are so many but it's best to remove them as the MINI port is famous for causing wireless connection problems. The link below shows you the commands to remove them, it's very simple to do using an Elevated Command Prompt

Uninstall Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter Permanantly
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27 Apr 2012   #4
gabriolinari

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

well done, all fixed with Teerex solution..
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09 Mar 2015   #5
nigelmercier

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
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.
Necrobump!

I think this is a good place to investigate, but can anyone explain in detail what needs to be edited?
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25 Mar 2015   #6
nigelmercier

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Multiple Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapters [FIXED]

This has been bugging me for ages, and I think I have found the fix.

Set the Environment Variable to view nonpresent devices [click]
Open Device Manager and select Show Hidden Devices
Delete all instances of Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter (may only be the last one)
Reboot

This would also work on other devices with #1, #2, #3, ... #n suffixes
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