Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

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  1. mpalomba3

    mpalomba3 New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I just installed windows 7 home premium on my Gateway LT2802u. Everything has gone well but the only thing I can't find a driver for is something called "Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter". I have looked every where and haven't found anything. I already installed the latest drive for my WiFi (WLAN) and LAN.
    Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

    I've attached a pic of what is says.
     

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  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Do you know what it is and do you actually use it? It is a "virtual" wifi adapter created in software and gives your system the facility to connect simultaneously to two different wifi networks. But it is only a "virtual" connect and in actual fact splits the badwidth of your real wifi adapter in half so instead of having a single wifi connection running at x bps you will appear to have wo, each running at x/2 bps. It is pointless having the virtual adapter and you can remove it from your devices unless you have the need to connect wirelessly to two different networks (in which case I would consider installing a second adapter.)
     
  3. mpalomba3

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    Thanks so much, so I should just right click it and click uninstall? Won't it just come up again upon next boot?
     
  4. patcooke

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    Not sure if you'll just need to remove the device or run an uninstall - see if the is an entry for it in your installed programs.
     
  5. mpalomba3

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    Thanks so much
     

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