Windows 10 Version 1709 (Build 16299) Wireless Issue


There have been numerous reports of Wireless Issues in Windows 10 Version 1709 (Build 16299) Creators Fall Update where a system is unable to connect to the internet using Wireless. Either no networks are seen or only the network you are connected to is seen but you have No Internet. Disabling and Re-enabling the Wi-Fi doesn’t work and your only choice seems to be a restart of the computer:

The main culprit seems to be that older wireless cards do not interact well with the Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter. To “fix” this issue one can disable the Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter via the Device Manager.

Right click the Start Button and select Device Manager:

To the top select View and then “Show Hidden Devices”:

Now Expand Network Adapters and highlight Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter and select Disable.

In one of my systems I have Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #4 which I will Disable and Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter.

Select Yes:

In my case Disabling Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #4 also Disabled Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter.

Restart your computer and hopefully your wireless issues will be allievated.

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