How to download Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter Driver

I couldn't find Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter under Network Adapters in Device Manager which is essential for creating a Wi-Fi Hotspot. From where could I download Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter Driver?
 

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Hi Joseph,

Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

I understand that you need to download the Virtual Machine Network Driver for Microsoft Device Emulator.

Please answer the below question to assist you better.

What is the make and model of the computer? 

I suggest you to follow the below link on Virtual Machine Network Driver for Microsoft Device Emulator and check if it helps.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=2863&ppud=4

Reply us if you have further queries we will be glad to assist you.

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It's for Windows XP. I'm using Windows 10.

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Hi,

Thanks for the update and response.

I suggest you to follow the below methods and check if it helps.

Method 1:

1. Press Windows key + R for Run.

2. Type devmgmt.msc and then Enter.

3. Click on View and then Show hidden Devices.

4. Now check if the driver exists.

Method 2:

Windows Update helps keep your computer up to date with the latest system updates and drivers. You can check Windows Update manually to help ensure you have the latest updates. Install all important and optional updates and check if it helps.

Steps: -
1.     Go to Start and then Settings.
2.     Click on Update and Recovery.
3.     Check for updates under Windows Updates.  
4.     Restart the system and check if the issue is resolved. 
 

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Hi,

Thanks for the update and response.

I suggest you to follow the below methods and check if it helps.

Method 1:

1. Press Windows key + R for Run.

2. Type devmgmt.msc and then Enter.

3. Click on View and then Show hidden Devices.

4. Now check if the driver exists.

Method 2:

Windows Update helps keep your computer up to date with the latest system updates and drivers. You can check Windows Update manually to help ensure you have the latest updates. Install all important and optional updates and check if it helps.

Steps: -
1.     Go to Start and then Settings.
2.     Click on Update and Recovery.
3.     Check for updates under Windows Updates.  
4.     Restart the system and check if the issue is resolved. 
 

Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you. 

Yeah. Now it's showing up. 

I have the latest Wi-Fi driver installed.

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Hi,

Thank you for posting your response.

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But I can't start Wi-Fi hot spot. Getting error: 

The hosted network couldn't be started.
The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.

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Hi Joseph,

Sorry for delayed response.

I would suggest you to check the services responsible for wireless connection and see if they are running. Try the steps provided below.

  1. Press Windows key + R and type services.msc in the search field or run window and press ENTER.

  2. Scroll down to find “WLAN AutoConfig ".

  3. Right-click “WLAN AutoConfig “, and then click Start.

Do keep us updated.

Regards,

Ramesh Kumar.

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Hi Joseph,

Sorry for delayed response.

I would suggest you to check the services responsible for wireless connection and see if they are running. Try the steps provided below.

  1. Press Windows key + R and type services.msc in the search field or run window and press ENTER.

  2. Scroll down to find “WLAN AutoConfig ".

  3. Right-click “WLAN AutoConfig “, and then click Start.

Do keep us updated.

Regards,

Sorry for late reply.. WLAN AutoConfig is already Running...

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Hi,

I apologize for not addressing you in a timely manner. Let me help you in resolving the issue.

Try the below steps and check if it helps.

Step 1. Press “Windows key + X” and click Control Panel.

Step 2. Tap or click Hardware and Sound, and then tap or click Device Manager.

Step 3:  Go to device manager.

Step 4: Click on view and press on "show hidden devices".

Step 5: Go down to the list of devices and expand the node "Network Devices”.

Step 6: Find an adapter with the name "Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter" and then right click on it.

Step 7: Select Enable

Step 8: This will enable the AdHoc created connection, it should appear in the network connections in Network and Sharing Center, if the AdHoc network connection is not appear then open elevated command prompt and apply this command " netsh wlan stop hostednetwork " without quotations.

(To open the command prompt type “cmd “ in search option of Start Window and click on it.)

Step 9. After this, the connection should appear.

Keep us posted on Windows related queries and we will be happy to assist you further.

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i've done everything u said but the adapter Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter is not there so please give me latest link to download and install it

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