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The Hosted Network Couldn’t Be Started : We Have The Solution

Many of the people are trying to find the solution to the error that “the hosted network couldn’t be started”, so here is the solution to your problems. This error occurs due to the mistake while you set up the Wi-Fi hotspot via command prompt and the issue is because of your Wi-Fi network adapter. Here are some methods which will help you to overcome the errors you made.

Enable Microsoft hosted network virtual adapter

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  • Press the windows key + X key together to get to the quick access menu which will lead you to the device manager
  • After going to the device manager you need to go for the view menu and have to click on the Show Hidden Devices so that you will be able to see the hidden devices also.
  • After you have unhidden the devices available you need to find and expand the network adapter dialog, clicking on this dialog you will be able to see the list in which we need to choose enable device from Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter.
  • After enabling the Microsoft hosted network virtual adapter you need to restart your hotspot if you have overcome the errors you were having with the network.
Check the wireless network adapter

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  • Press the windows key + X key together to get to the quick access menu which will lead you to the device manager as like as the first method
  • You need to click on the expand network adapters dialog and to bring the properties you need to right click the Ralink RT61 Turbo Windows LAN Card option.
  • In properties you will be able to see the tab with the options like general, advanced, etc. in this tab you need to view the power manager pane and need to uncheck the option to allow the computer to turn off the device to save power. Click on OK to save the settings.
Update your Wi-Fi driver

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  • Press the windows key + X key together to get to the quick access menu which will lead you to the device manager as like as the first method
  • You need to unhide the devices so that you get all the available devices on your screen in the Network adapters dialog, by clicking on this Network adapters dialog you will be able have a drop down menu.
  • Right click on the Ralink RT61 Turbo Windows LAN Card and click on the update driver so that you can update your software.
  • Now when you want to update the driver software you need to go with the option of search automatically update the driver software. Now the update will be done automatically by the Microsoft.
  • Sometimes the Microsoft will not be able to find the update for your software so you will have the message that “the best driver software for your device is already installed”, then you will have to choose some other method to update the driver.

So these were the methods through which you will be able to solve your problems regarding to the error occurring to establish the network.