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Disable Virtual Miniport Adapter w/ bat file

Discussion in 'Networking' started by yajnchan, Jan 27, 2009.

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  1. yajnchan

    yajnchan Thread Starter

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    How can I disable a "Microsoft Virtual WIFI MiniPort Adapter" with a batch file?
    I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks!
     
  2. JohnWill

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    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?
     
  3. yajnchan

    yajnchan Thread Starter

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    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)
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Hmm... I don't know what happens with VPC in standby, I use it, but I never put the machine into standby.
     
  5. yajnchan

    yajnchan Thread Starter

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    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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    Right, my computer running VPC never goes into standby, so I don't know how these interact. :)
     
  7. yajnchan

    yajnchan Thread Starter

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    Oh. I see. :) Thanks anyway! But do you have any theories on how I could do something?
     
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    Use VMWARE?
     
  9. yajnchan

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    ...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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    I find that kind of odd. My PC with Virtual PC doesn't have any problems with standby.
     
  11. JohnWill

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    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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