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HostedNetwork Virtual WiFi Miniport "No network access"

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  • I am using the "netsh wlan hostednetwork" commands to create an Access Point for my other devices (e.g. phone, Roku, etc). This worked fine for 3 weeks. But, for some reason, it stopped working 2 weeks ago, and I cannot figure out what caused it to stop. I did not make any major changes. I am able to set the mode to "allow" and start the hostednetwork. But, under Network and Sharing Center, it consistently shows that my Virtual Wifi Adapter as "No network access". Here are my parameters:

    Computer: Dell Inspiron 1525 

    OS: Windows 7, 32-bit

    WiFi Adapter: Dell Wireless Adapter 1395 WLAN Mini-Card (Driver is updated to the most recent version 5.60.188.1)

    Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter (Driver is updated to to the most recent version 6.1.7600.16385)

    Anti-virus/firewall SW: Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 (I've disabled this throughout my troubleshooting without any positive impact).

    Below is  the output of "ipconfig /all":

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    Windows IP Configuration

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Todd-PC
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : 
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #3
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4E-AB-3F-72
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f0c4:e222:c821:ede1%31(Preferred) 
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.122(Preferred) 
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 520102734
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-10-D9-11-9C-00-23-AE-0D-B9-D3
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4E-AB-3F-72
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7405:ffe8:a212:3466%25(Preferred) 
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.101(Preferred) 
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, March 24, 2013 8:35:33 PM
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, March 24, 2013 10:54:29 PM
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 419439438
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-10-D9-11-9C-00-23-AE-0D-B9-D3
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:953c:9f:1d28:3f57:ff9a(Preferred) 
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9f:1d28:3f57:ff9a%17(Preferred) 
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

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    Please let me know if you require any additional information. Thanks in advance!!!!

    -Todd

    Sunday, March 24, 2013 2:20 PM

All replies

  • Hi,


    Please try to use the following command to disable Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter to see how it works.


    netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow


    For more information, you can refer to


    About the Wireless Hosted Network

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd815243(VS.85).aspx


    Regards,


    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 3:39 AM
  • Hello Vincent,

    Thank you for your reply. I have tried that. I have even tried disabling/re-enabling and uninstalling/re-installing both my Dell 1395 Adapter and the Microsoft Virtual Adapter. I have tried nearly everything.

    Just to clarify and reiterate, my goal is to use my laptop as an Access Point using the HostedNetwork commands. I successfully did this 2 months ago, and it was working great!. But, 3 weeks ago it stopped working. Currently, I am able to set the mode to "allow" and start the HostedNetwork. But, under Networking and Sharing Center, it shows that my Access Point (which I have named "SSID6") as having "No Network Access".

    I thoroughly read through the link you sent me, and I am fairly confident I understand the basics of the HostedNetwork. But, this problem is truly puzzling me.

    I was hoping someone could see something wrong with the IP configurations I've attached in the OP.

    Thank you again, and thanks in advance to anyone who can help me through this problem!!!

    Best Regards,

    Todd

    Thursday, March 28, 2013 2:28 PM
  • I was having the same problem in Windows 8. While searching for the solution I stumbled across this blog:

    http://www.ishanarora.com/2009/07/29/windows-7-as-a-wireless-access-point/

    In the comments section of that blog I found a solution written by a guy called Jenny.

    I am "copy pasting" his solution here. He has written a much more informative comment there, do take a look if you want.

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    COMPLETE SOLUTION:
    ### create virtual vwlan hosted port, set AP ssid to advertise, and its password
    - [cmd] netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=HostedSSID key=WPA2password
    ### suggest to leave the virtual port IPv4/IPv6 configuration on automatic
    - [gui] un-check "3G modem" port sharing over the (wrong) physical "Wireless Network Connection" port, press OK
    - [gui] enter again the 3G modem port "Sharing" tab, select the VIRTUAL port this time (_with_ the 2 in the name!)
    - [gui] re-enable "3G modem" port sharing over the (correct) virtual "Wireless Network Connection 2" port, press OK
    - [gui] disconnect from the mobile 3G Internet
    - [gui] re-connect to the mobile 3G Internet
    ### restart ICS service
    - [cmd] net stop SharedAccess & net start SharedAccess
    ### re-start the virtual hosted AP interface
    - [cmd] netsh wlan stop hostednetwork & netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    ### verify status
    - [cmd] netsh wlan show hostednetwork

    Good luck everyone!

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    Saturday, December 28, 2013 5:45 AM
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    thanks,

    -- pa

    Saturday, December 28, 2013 2:52 PM