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Windows 7: Long time to identify network

09 Sep 2019   #1

Windows 7 HP 64
Long time to identify network

When I start my Sony Vaio laptop it logs on into my router but it takes a long time to identify my connection (Luiz Router - Home Network).
Sometimes I need to restart to have access to the internet.
Once connected, it works well.
I have run Intel Driver & Support Assistant and it says that my drivers are up to date.
What are those M$ virtual wifi miniports adapters?
What can I do to fix this initial issue?

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11 Sep 2019   #2

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone

Hello Megahertz07

I understand your computer is not connecting to the router, via WiFi? Here are two ideas to try:

- Does the problem persist if you boot Safe Mode with Networking?

- Turn off Network Discovery, and try again. Network Discovery is in Network and Sharing Centre > Advanced sharing settings.

Hope that helps.
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11 Sep 2019   #3

Windows 7 HP 64

Thanks Iko.
The computer logs into the router (Luiz Router) as you can see on the first image but it can't identify the network type (Home).
The WiFi signal is 99%, so it's strong and the others router that use same channel (1) are much weak.

I'll try to turn off Network Discovery to see what happens.
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11 Sep 2019   #4

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Mega,

see your running Avira has it got a VPN option, if so turn it off.
note running Panda on mine - sometimes allthough the wifi identifyer is showing as trying to connect - the network IS available just that the icon doesnt show it .

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11 Sep 2019   #5

Windows 7 HP 64

Thanks Roy,
If there is VPN setting on Avira, I didn't find it.

What are those M$ virtual wifi miniports adapters? Are they to be used on gigabit WiFi (AC class routers)?

Edit: Found this article about M$ virtual WiFi What is Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter?
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13 Sep 2019   #6

Windows 7 HP 64

Network discover was turning itself on so I couldn't set it off.
I fond this Brink tutorial network-discovery-turn-off /on

Then I ran this cmd as Administrator and now it stays off
netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Network Discovery" new enable=No
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