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27-Jan-2009, 08:45 PM #1
Disable Virtual Miniport Adapter w/ bat file
How can I disable a "Microsoft Virtual WIFI MiniPort Adapter" with a batch file?
I would greatly appreciate it!

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27-Jan-2009, 08:57 PM #2
The MiniPort Adapter isn't your physical wireless adapter, it's a shim placed there to allow applications like firewalls to intercept networking traffic. As such, it can't be disabled in the traditional sense.

What are you really trying to do?
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27-Jan-2009, 09:04 PM #3
Thanks for the quick reply!
I am running windows virtual pc 2007 sp1, and it creates a the aforementioned adapter. Upon resuming from standby, this disables my normal connection, until I disable, enable the virtual adapter then disable and enable the normal adapter. It is, all in all, very tedious and consuming considering that I often put my computer into standby (almost once every 15 minutes, as I have to do research elsewhere)
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27-Jan-2009, 09:19 PM #4
Hmm... I don't know what happens with VPC in standby, I use it, but I never put the machine into standby.
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27-Jan-2009, 09:20 PM #5
No, n the host computer. The host computer's wireless gets messed up, even with the Virtual PC closed. Only the existence of the Virtual Adapter messes it up.
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27-Jan-2009, 09:22 PM #6
Right, my computer running VPC never goes into standby, so I don't know how these interact.
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27-Jan-2009, 09:27 PM #7
Oh. I see. Thanks anyway! But do you have any theories on how I could do something?
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27-Jan-2009, 09:29 PM #8
Use VMWARE?
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27-Jan-2009, 09:38 PM #9
...or some other virtualization software, I suppose.
OK, thanks!
I will try that, though for the time being, I will stick with what I have.

Thank you for your help, JohnWill.
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27-Jan-2009, 10:22 PM #10
I find that kind of odd. My PC with Virtual PC doesn't have any problems with standby.
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28-Jan-2009, 11:23 AM #11
I tried it with my Vista laptop, and it recovered fine from sleep, so I'm not sure why this happens. It's probably specific network drivers that have power recovery issues.
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