Intel released a new set of WiFi drivers version 18.104.22.168 that adds necessary driver-level support for new native Virtual WiFi technology in Windows 7. Assuming your WiFi chipset supports functionality, and after installing drivers, a new “Wireless Network Connection” with adapter name “Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport” will automatically appear in your network connections.
Set up and use Virtual WiFi in Windows 7:
- Open an elevated command with administrative privileges and type:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Test key=password(replacing name & password with your own preference).
- Start adapter by
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
- Share an existing connection to it by going to “Properties” of a connection, selecting “Sharing” tab and enabling ICS and choosing corresponding Virtual WiFi adapter.