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My microsoft virtual mini wifi adapter is gone!

I updated my Atheros driver and now my "microsoft virtual mini wifi adaptor" is gone. I  need the microsoft virtual wi-fi adapter in order to use a ad-hoc connection on my laptop.

 

Can someone help me?

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Hi,

 

The easiest way to solve this may be to run Windows System Restore.  If you have Norton Internet Security installed, you will need to disable Nortons Tamper Protection as shown in Step 2, on the link below.

 

http://us.norton.com/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&docurl=20091112171719EN&ln=en_US

 

Once you've done this, shut down the PC.  Windows System Restore is usaully best run in Safe Mode.  Tap away at f8 as you start the PC to enter Windows Recovery Console.  Use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode and hit enter.  When this has loaded, from the Start Menu, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools and launch System Restore.  Pick a restore point before the installation of the new Atheros driver and then proceed with the restore process.  When complete, Windows will reboot as normal.

 

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DP-K

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This didnt work. I used restore but it didnt work. Do you have anyother ideas.

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Hi,

 

See the following link.

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/69961-missing-microsoft-virtual-wifi-miniport-adapter.htm...

 

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Thanks alot man it worked! All I had to do was enter "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=NameOfNetwork key=StrongPassword" in command prompt.

I dont know why my microsoft virtual mini wifi adapter dissapeared in the first place. But its back now!:robothappy:

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Hi,

 

You're welcome - Glad you've got it working :smileyhappy:

 

All the best,

 

DP-K

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