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Can not install Virtual WiFi

    Question

  • Hello,

    The problem seems to be well known, but in my case solutions I've seen do not work.
    I use Windows 8.1, my wi-fi adapter is Intel N-135, which supports hosted networks.

    The problem is, that Virtual WiFi adapter does not exist in hardware devices, also when I'm trying to start a hosted network I get a message: The group or resource is not in the correct state.

    I tried to solve the problem with many different ways:
    1) Install a last driver for the adapter;
    2) Delete the adapter, restart the system, hosted network disallow, hosted network allow and etc.;
    3) Use 3rd party software like mHotspot, Connectify and other;
    4) Install the hotfix Windows6.1-KB2496820-x64, however it doesn't go, because when I try to launch .msu it shoots me the error:  
    0х80096002, invalid certificate, or the certificate is not found.
    Why???
    5) Install MSRMesh-VirtualWIFI from Microsoft Research, but installation failed. Following instruction http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/virtualwifi/software_install.htm when I push VirtualWiFi install -wep disable -auth open I get an error:
    failed to complete the action. Error 800f0203. Problem -2146500093 installing the VirtualWifi driver. Moreover the existing instruction is for Windows XP and I can not apply all of them using Windows 8.1.

    What can I do???

    Thursday, February 27, 2014 1:36 PM

Answers

  • I have solved it.

    Maybe someone will need the solution:

    - Copy the binary files from MSRMesh-VirtualWIFI to the corresponding Windows subfolders;
    - Run the VirtualWiFiService from the command promt with administrative rights;
    - After that, when reinstalling the WiFi adapter driver the Virtual WiFi adapter will appear.

    • Marked as answer by Alexey_AS Friday, February 28, 2014 12:08 AM
    Friday, February 28, 2014 12:08 AM

All replies

  • I have solved it.

    Maybe someone will need the solution:

    - Copy the binary files from MSRMesh-VirtualWIFI to the corresponding Windows subfolders;
    - Run the VirtualWiFiService from the command promt with administrative rights;
    - After that, when reinstalling the WiFi adapter driver the Virtual WiFi adapter will appear.

    • Marked as answer by Alexey_AS Friday, February 28, 2014 12:08 AM
    Friday, February 28, 2014 12:08 AM
  • Hi Alexey,

    That's great, the solution is very helpful for others who may encounter the same issue as yours.

    Thanks for your sharing and effort put on this issue.


    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, March 03, 2014 2:15 AM
  • Hello!

    Can you explain me how I can get binary files from  MSRMesh-VirtualWIFI?

    Monday, May 19, 2014 12:55 PM