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Windows 7: I have 2 Microsoft Virtual WIFi adaptors running. bad thing?

22 May 2012   #1
SwampYankee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
I have 2 Microsoft Virtual WIFi adaptors running. bad thing?

Hi,
I am having problems with my wireless connection dropping. Sometimes it actually takes down the wireless router requiring it to be reset.. Win 7 64 home premium. I know the problem is with this laptop. I have tried 2 different routers and 2 different network adapters . It usually it kills the connection, but sometimes the whole wireless network. first thing I am looking at is my devices and I notice 2 Microsoft Virtual WIFi adapters. I uninstall one, and a few minutes later it is back. COuld this be part of the problem? Why are there 2? Do I need any? How can I get rid of one?
thanks


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22 May 2012   #2
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SwampYankee View Post
Hi,
I am having problems with my wireless connection dropping. Sometimes it actually takes down the wireless router requiring it to be reset.. Win 7 64 home premium. I know the problem is with this laptop. I have tried 2 different routers and 2 different network adapters . It usually it kills the connection, but sometimes the whole wireless network. first thing I am looking at is my devices and I notice 2 Microsoft Virtual WIFi adapters. I uninstall one, and a few minutes later it is back. COuld this be part of the problem? Why are there 2? Do I need any? How can I get rid of one?
thanks
I, personally, don't think this is a bad thing. They are probably needed by a piece of software you use or your wifi driver. Just to make sure, run a virus scan with Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - CNET Download.com
When it comes up with the message about the trial, click decline.
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