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Windows 7: Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

30 Dec 2009   #11


I do know what this virutal adapter does and that it could be a feature of the adapter or driver, but its weird to see it just randomly appear in the network adapter settings area as this was never there until recently. And iv had this same wireless network driver ever since windows 7 RTM'd without the virutal adapter ever being present. But looks as if disabling it is the only way dealing with this issue for the time being!

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30 Dec 2009   #12

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit

It's definitely a recent addition.
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10 Feb 2010   #13

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

I've got this Virtual Wifi one adapter either and it works well!

"Everybody wants to be a Wifi Hotspot" says the song...!

How to: Create Wireless Hosted Networks in Windows 7 -

and here:
About the Wireless Hosted Network (Windows)
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29 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7 SP1 x64

Old thread I know, but this just happened to me, and it was "Connectify" that was creating the Virtual WiFi Miniport
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15 Mar 2011   #15

win 7 ultimate 32

i had a bad experience about this Microsoft Virtual Wifi miniport adapter..,
everytime it appears i can hardly connect to wifi networks..i keep doing system restore after it appears in my system coz i cant really remove installs automatically..i got it from several program installs
- avg update/upgrade
- windows update
- atheros driver update can i get rid of this thing!
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11 Apr 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


I found this post in looking for the answer, and I know its old but I thought I would post how to disable this feature.

To disable this function and restore your wifi

open cmd with admin privlages and type this in

netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow

this will stop and remove the wifi miniport adapter!!!
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26 Jul 2014   #17
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64

this the way to disable Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter
in cmd as admin "netsh wlan stop hostednetwork" no quotes.
then stop the service by typing "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow" also no quotes
just did this after reading other forums and it works
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