Solved: Hosted Network Troubleshoot on Windows 8

Since two days ago, I had encountered a problem with my hosted network caused by my virtual adapter. I can’t connect any of my device because my virtual adapter decided to disabled itself. But before I know that this was the main cause, I looked down every possibilities by googling and going through all  the network settings in my laptop. None of those articles help my problem. This is what I have to deal with on the command prompt:

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The hosted network has been allowed but when I tried to start it, it is said that the network couldn’t be started. I went to Network and Sharing Center a couple of times and tried everything on the Change Adapter Setting, then suddenly an idea occurred. I went back to the command prompt and check the wireless driver, to see if the wireless supports hosted network. Here I show you how:

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Then I went to Device Manager (move your cursor to the right top of the screen, type Computer Management and click it) and went to the Network Adapters. Here’s what I did:

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Then click Properties and go to Advanced. You’ll find list of the properties and it’s value. I found that the AdHoc 11n was not being enabled. It was disabled. So I changed the value.

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After clicking ok, you’ll be redirected to the Device Manager. But now in the Network Adapter section, you will see Microsoft Virtual Adapter. Right-click it, then click Enable (It will be disappear weirdly but I think that’s okay). If you’ve already done that, go back to the command prompt and try again. It worked on me!

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Check on Adapter Setting on the Network and Sharing Center the the hosted network has already back. Mine’s back!

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Thank you for reading. Hope this helps.

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