Windows 10: Weird network adapter causing slow Wi-Fi?

Discus and support Weird network adapter causing slow Wi-Fi? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; So as of late I've been getting slow Wi-Fi speeds. I tried to solve the problem by updating all of my drivers to no avail. One odd observation that I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by WindowsUser1997, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Weird network adapter causing slow Wi-Fi?


    So as of late I've been getting slow Wi-Fi speeds. I tried to solve the problem by updating all of my drivers to no avail. One odd observation that I notice though is whenever I try to update my drivers using Intel Driver Update Utility, Network Adapter/Bluetooth drivers specifically keep popping up even though in the previous test runs, I just downloaded and installed those same drivers, so I concluded that the main issue is definitely with the weird drivers. I'm also sure that the router isn't the culprit because the Wi-Fi speed is fine on other devices and the signal strength is at maximum whenever I use the Wi-Fi on this particular laptop.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

    :)
     
    WindowsUser1997, Jul 18, 2016
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  2. disable permanently Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter

    Update. It didn't worked, I restarted my computer and the "Microsoft Wi-Fi direct virtual adapter" returned.

    The “netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow” command only affected Microsoft Hosted Network virtual adapter.

    The "Microsoft Wi-Fi direct virtual adapter" and "Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter" are not the same thing, they appear as very different adapters.

    And as I said, this adapter not only affects my wifi card, it also puts my main Hard Drives into shared folders without my permission and also creates a wifi network that I never set at all.

    Isn't there a Service or something that's causing it? I was having previously a problem sharing Wi-Fi via my router on the Slow Ring build 14295, but that was a bug of the build that it fixed on Build 14342. It was on that newer build where this "Virtual
    Wi-Fi adapter" appeared suddenly and activated without my permission
     
    Rodrigo Gonzalez Gomez, Jul 18, 2016
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  3. disable permanently Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter

    Try this: http://www.yourtypicalguide.com/for...ea-connection-11-or-any-number-in-windows-10/
     
    Eduardo C. Santos, Jul 18, 2016
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  4. CountMike New Member

    Weird network adapter causing slow Wi-Fi?

    CountMike, Jul 18, 2016
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  5. fulo Win User
    Both my ASUS desktop and Dell laptop display like information when I run the Intel updater. Reading the instructions, they say the update is for OEM developers, general users should get updates from their OEM site. Mine might be different from your's
     
  6. Thanks for the replies.

    CountMike,
    I'm implying that you want me to downgrade the drivers and test to see if they work better? I'll test that later once I get home. I'm at my university right now and I notice that the download speeds are fine here, which makes it a slight chance that the router at my house is the problem (again, other devices at my house work just fine with the Wi-Fi so it's still highly unlikely).

    fulo,
    I've attached a couple of images for you to compare.

    Other info:
    -As you can tell from the images, I have an Intel Dual Band Wireless AC - 8260
    -The Wi-Fi was fine ever since I got this laptop in March up until about a week ago when it started acting up.

    I'll report back after I test older drivers.
     
    WindowsUser1997, Apr 5, 2018
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