Microsoft Virtual Wifi Adapter Driver Download Install Update
Just for a try, please remove the Wireless NIC driver completely and reinstall it to see how it works. If there is a new version for Windows 7, please also try it.
Wireless Hosted Network Sample. This should be a virtual device, if the network works fine, we can just safely ignore this issue.
Nicholas, Here is my concern. Same problem as everyone else. If I just uninstall and don't look for hardware changes, restart computer, it's back again. If your wireless nic driver isn't working properly, it's a fault in that driver, not in the virtual wifi driver. I think where most of you mouth breathers are having an issue is with cheap PC's sold right after win7 was released. Sometimes, it's not even the correct driver, but works well enough for the oem to get units out the door.
Depending on how sloppy the oem was in hacking together a driver package, the result may or may not be a better driver. Keep in mind that the oem didn't install drivers by running through a setup process - everything on your new oem pc was slammed on to it via an image. Now, with consumers demanding the absolutely cheapest pc they get get their grimy fingers on, manufacturers are reluctant to even assign developers to code updated drivers until the OS code is RTM.
MS bent over backwards this time around by implementing a very long period during which the OS was code complete, and nothing in the core touched or altered for several months the open beta. Manufacturers had no excuse whatsoever for not shipping complete, functional, tested drivers long before the official release date. My 11 year old Dell laptop running WinXP easily connected to any wireless network even if it was 3 blocks away or further. And that is with a cheap Airlink usb wireless adapter I found online for Now I will not throw my credentials out there and say "I am smart and you are stupid so this should just work" but I will say this: I started tinkering with computers back when the only choice for a home pc was a Radio Shack TRS, Atari or , or the Commodore 64, and some others.
I owned the Atari xl. While I was not fortunate enough to attend a 4 year college, I did learn the ropes and ultimately attended a computer 'school' to get my professional diploma so I could get a job in some field. So I will leave everyone with this, the WiFi functionality should simply work.
Yes, there are hundreds of adapters and hundreds of millions of lines of code from thousands of manufacturers that work against this but this is not curing a disease. This leads me to another question, how much should we consumers with our "grimy hands" spend to get something that works? I don't care how cheap the technology is, or how expensive. I have used cheap components and I have used expensive components. When running Windows 3.
Hence one reason why Apple likes to control their software by only installing on their hardware. I don't see anyone on here blaming Microsoft. I am a proponent of Microsoft. But people are here looking for a solution not a lecture. So if somebody - be it Microsoft, Intel, or the driver signing authority, Dell, or whomever, can help then please do so. Please figure out why the 1 commonality here - Microsoft Virtual Miniport Adapter, seems to be related to this issue in some way. We know it may not be your fault Miniport, but you sure aren't a poplular fella here!
OK so my grimy hands bought a cheap computer pardon me for not expecting it to be a total piece of crap. Excuse me for living on the same planet with someone as obviously superior as yourself.
Or do you not know how? I guess that wasn't clear in your post whereas yo spent so much time berating average shmucks like me.
Hi, I've had the same problem for a few months and the instructions you gave of uninstalling and reinstalling the wireless driver worked. I have dell vostro I installed all the drivers and softwares from the dell support site.. And if you need help with printer drivers dont let Microsoft install their driver until you get all updates for your PC so uncheck any update for your printer until all other updates are in.
Still disconnects after 5 to 10 minutes. Also the latest driver stamp is dated , what does that tell you about how interested MS is to update the driver? This is a dead issue. By all means, I'm not saying your wrong, but I have worked call center cs for 10 years and they all play the blame game back and forth, back and forth.
I just want to thank all the people here in this forum that truly love to help people with their pc issues. I also believe that it is the responsibility of the computer owner to learn as much as they can about their pc and how to maintain and operate it properly. Anything a person wants to know about their computer is out there and then some.
I too am having the same issue as the rest of the people on this forum, just thought I'd pop in and see if anything I've already tried actually worked for someone else, looks like it has but not for me. I will continue to read and troubleshoot til I get this code 43 and code 10 resolved. When you think about it, microsoft has designed many different os's over the years and not one of them ever worked correctly. Here they got win 8 coming out already and we the consumers are wasting our time with microsofts os funky problems.
Kudos to Syed for giving some real info about the function of the Microsoft Miniport Adapter. If all you have is just a guess or lame suggestion to try or you're just crying out without helping yourself first, then it might be best to hold back and not fill up boards with clutter. A fine example of what I refer to is the post before Syed's. I need to use a vpn so mine gets a driver update and I will not be disabling it. What an idiot you are.
Then I read your useless spew which wasted my time and gave me wrinkles from grimacing. My problem has been ongoing for 7 years. It will go away, then reappears for no apparent reason s. It must have something to do with the printer tho the PC says it has to do with the PC.
Neither make any sense. I just downloaded full software as instructed by HP and ignored it. Again, it's back so I decided to learn what the wifi adapter does. I have 2 Wireless PC's and a wireless printer ostensibly x 3 pieces of equipment available to my Work network running 7 Home Premium Hve tried to make it work since , it will then it won't then it will then it won't.
Scan to PC has never worked, something about a Hardware error. However, the PC's cannot connect in the network. Nor can the printer print wireless from anywhere. So, let me put it more simply, it's not the user, it's the manufacturers rushing to get their products out and then not caring what happens next.
It's nasty people like you who drive folks away from PC's. In fact, thanks for making my decision for me! On the fence for decades, I've decided! I've been using computers since Mainframe days. I have fixed more crashed PC's than the years you've been on the planet judging by how you write, you're quite young. It's an organization that support their products and does not treat their users like they are stupid and the infighting in forums is non- existent.
Hi, Got a brand new Windows 7 PC. Experienced one BSOD when searching network for other devices, and another flat out freeze when Windows Update asked me to restart. My PC under devices and printers showed that it needed troubleshooting. Windows identified the Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adaptor as the problem, suggesting a reinstall of the driver- to which it attempted, and failed. I have thus simply uninstalled this device from device manager. I expect Windows will find it again on reboot.
What is this adaptor, and do I need to worry about it? I'm connecting through Wifi with no problems, but I do plan to connect through a wire soon, once I can get hold of one long enough.. I have added no new hardware. Tuesday, November 3, Thursday, November 19, My Win 7 updater downloaded a new Atheros wifi driver witch indeed solve the wifi miniport driver problem. Friday, December 4, 3:
Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter Driver Download
Did this solve your problem? Sorry this didn't help. Tell us about your experience with our site. BlackOut Created on February 9, My Microsoft Virtual Miniport Adapter is not up to date It tells me this when I try to connect wirelessly to something and also when I view it in Device Manager, it has a caution sign next to it. Now I keep going to update the driver in device manager but it keeps saying it is up to date, even though it's not! I uninstalled the driver sofware completely and restarted my PC in hopes that it would install new driver software, but it didn't, it just reinstalled the old driver software and it still says the driver software is old and not functioning properly. I can't even connect to the internet! This thread is locked. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread.
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Just for a try, please remove the Wireless NIC driver completely and reinstall it to see how it works. If there is a new version for Windows 7, please also try it. Wireless Hosted Network Sample. This should be a virtual device, if the network works fine, we can just safely ignore this issue. Nicholas, Here is my concern. Same problem as everyone else. If I just uninstall and don't look for hardware changes, restart computer, it's back again. If your wireless nic driver isn't working properly, it's a fault in that driver, not in the virtual wifi driver.