Windows 10: Wi-Fi

Discus and support Wi-Fi in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hello MIcrosoft, I`ve wanted to use my laptop as wi-fi source.I tried to turn it on through cmd,but it didn`t work.When I typed "netsh wlan start... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Mr.Koch, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Mr.Koch Win User


    Hello MIcrosoft,

    I`ve wanted to use my laptop as wi-fi source.I tried to turn it on through cmd,but it didn`t work.When I typed "netsh wlan start hostednetwork",this showed up.

    Wi-Fi 133da18c-3000-4e1e-a416-4c1ad5a8a722?upload=true.png Having seen this,I went to check for "Microsoft hosted network virtual adapter" and could not find it.

    I am using latest version(1903) of windows and all updates have been done.MY Pc Probook 450 5G(Intel core i5 8250U).I sticked to "show hidden devices" but it did not work too.MY question is How can I set that virtual adapter.Thank you Wi-Fi 8eb9c807-3301-4a05-9ed8-febc99391544?upload=true.png

    Mr.Koch, Aug 10, 2019

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  4. Wi-Fi

    Windows 10 and no wi-fi

    Hi Joachim,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. Appreciate your interest in using Windows 10.

    I would suggest you to follow the methods below:

    Method 1: Run the Hardware and Device troubleshooter by following the steps below:

    • Click on the Start button, and type “Troubleshooting” on the search bar.
    • Click on troubleshooting, then click on “Hardware and sound”.
    • Under Hardware and sound, click on “hardware and devices”.
    • A pop-up will appear, click on the “Next” button and your hardware troubleshooting will start.

    Method 2: The issue may occur if the drivers for Wi-fi are not installed or updated. I suggest you to install/update the latest version for Wi-fi drivers by following the steps below.

    • Press ‘windows key + R’ and type ‘devmgmt.msc’ and press Enter.
    • Expand ‘Network adapter’ and right click on Wi-fi driver and select update.

    Hope the information is helpful. Feel free to
    write to us for any other assistance with Windows, we’ll be glad to assist you.
    Eeshwar Kumar, Aug 10, 2019