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Windows 7: How to uninstall Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

16 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
How to uninstall Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter


I have been using my desktop for about 3 months now and suddenly within the last week a new connection appeared in my control panel described as "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter". Normally I wouldn't care about a benign excess connection, but I suspect it is the reason the network connection icon in my taskbar shows that I am disconnected, despite having access to the internet:

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When I click "uninstall" in the properties menu the connection is still there when the computer reboots. I know that it can be used as a virtual hotspot but I currently have no use for this as I have a non-mobile desktop and a wireless router already. If anyone knows of a better use for this or how to disable it so that it no longer interferes with my taskbar icon (simply disabling the connection doesn't work ) it would be greatly appreciated


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17 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

You can turn off the virtual WiFi service by running the following commands in an elevated command prompt. This should get rid of the connection on the adaptor page as well.

no quotes> "netsh wlan stop hostednetwork" hit enter after, then use this command "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow" hit enter again.
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05 Jan 2016   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
How to uninstall Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

Didn't work.
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14 Apr 2017   #4

Win7 32 ultimate
disallow mini port

Run CMD as Administrator.... Enter . netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow .. hit enter....
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