Virtual Wifi Miniport Windows 7: WEP Encryption? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey all.  I am running Windows 7 HomePremium and discovered how to use Windows 7 to share internet using command prompt, using this:

    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Hotspot key=password
    netsh wlan start hostednetwork

    I know this uses WPA2-Personal (AES) encryption, but is it possible to use WEP encryption?
    Monday, March 15, 2010 2:02 AM

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  • I'm also wondering this. This would be perfect for my Nintendo DS, but it doesn't support WPA2, so I'm stuck. I can understand wanting the connection to be secure, but at least an advanced option to turn off the encryption, or even change the type of encryption would be greatly appreciated. Not all hardware supports the current encryption.
    Tuesday, March 23, 2010 11:07 PM
  • No, you can't use WEP keys, only WPA2 keys are allowed.

    The reason is that it is a hardware requirement for the Wireless Cards to be certified with the Microsoft Logo for Windows 7 to only allow WPA2 keys for the Virtual Access Point.



    David Nudelman
    MVP: Windows Desktop Experience
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    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 1:10 PM
  • 1) CMD -> NETSH -> WLAN -> ADD PROFILE FILENAME="Profile1.xml" -> [Error: cannot find file]

    2) CMD -> NETSH -> WLAN -> SET PROFILEPARAMETER NAME="Profile1" ENCRYPTION="WEP" -> [Error: Profile "Profile1" not found]


    There is only 1 problem: how can I create profile?

    Sunday, June 5, 2011 3:11 PM