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Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter",

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  • On my new laptop I have a network adapter called "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter", I am not sure what this is but it causes major problems with my internet connection and I am always losing my connection and have to repeatedly reset my modem and sometimes it has to be done multiple times in an short period of time. This is very frustrating expecially with taking online classes and it cause me to lose my connection or slows down my connection or freezes up my connection. If I disable it I am good for a while but somehow it re-ables itself is there some way to stop this? I have read where other people have increased problems with their computers being hacked more when using this connection. It also seems that when this connection is on I get more virus's even though I have several virus protectors and trojan protectors and I have a password on my internet connection not letting others use it but some how it is still happening and I only have one laptop connected to my internet..... can someone please help me

    Friday, July 20, 2012 1:48 PM

Answers

  • A. You are expected to install the latest wifi driver, use computer in reasonable distance (strong signal) and look into event logs for any traces.

    B. Use network monitor if you feel like doing deeper analysis of network traffice.

    C. Use other computers to test, if the phenomena you have described are caused by computer, router or ISP.

    Regards

    Milos

    Friday, July 20, 2012 7:24 PM
  • Hi,

    If any virus is found on the computer, please use security software to clean it first.

    Meanwhile, please check you have used the following command to disable Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter.

    netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow

    For more information, you can refer to
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd815243(VS.85).aspx


    Niki Han

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, July 23, 2012 8:10 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • A. You are expected to install the latest wifi driver, use computer in reasonable distance (strong signal) and look into event logs for any traces.

    B. Use network monitor if you feel like doing deeper analysis of network traffice.

    C. Use other computers to test, if the phenomena you have described are caused by computer, router or ISP.

    Regards

    Milos

    Friday, July 20, 2012 7:24 PM
  • Hi,

    If any virus is found on the computer, please use security software to clean it first.

    Meanwhile, please check you have used the following command to disable Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter.

    netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow

    For more information, you can refer to
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd815243(VS.85).aspx


    Niki Han

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, July 23, 2012 8:10 AM
    Moderator
  • I'm having the same problems on my new Dell XPS15. Diagnostics shows an error code of 43. My network system seems all out of whack. Can't find instruction on how to fix it.
    Friday, September 21, 2012 1:23 PM