"microsoft hosted network virtual adapter driver" not found in windows 10 RRS feed

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  • Hello 

    "microsoft hosted network virtual adapter driver" is not found in windows 10.I enabled hidden in device manager yet it is not found in the network adapters.How can i get microsoft hosted network virtual adapter driver ?

    is that available for download ?

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:33 AM


  • Hi Rony Shaji,

    The main issue is to make a wifi hotspot on Windows 10 machine, right?
    If I have misunderstood the issue, please feel free to let me know that.

    First of all, please ensure you have got the latest updates and the network driver is the latest. Then take the followings steps to make a hotspot:
    Step 1: Launch an elevated command prompt (administrator privileges).
    Step 2: Run the following command to verify that your network interface supports virtualization:
    "netsh wlan show drivers"
    Note:If Hosted network supported says Yes, you’re all set. Otherwise, you need to upgrade your hardware, if the software update doesn’t fix it.
    Step 3: Now, set up the ad hoc wireless network using this command. Replace the parts in markup tags with your own choices
    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=<enter_network_name_here> key=<enter_password_here>
    Step 4: Until now, your hosted network has been created. Now, you need to start it. Use the command below:
    netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    Step 5: You’re all set, with just one thing remaining. If it’s not already enabled, you need to allow Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) for your currently-active internet connection. Simply head over to Network & Sharing Center, and in the properties for the current internet connection, enable ICS. Make sure to select the ad hoc connection under Home networking connection.

    Here is a link for reference:
    How to Create a WiFi Hotspot Using the Command Prompt(The steps is applied to Windows 10)
    NOTE: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites.

    Best regards

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    Thursday, November 19, 2015 6:16 AM