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Surface Book 2 - WiFi Direct disappeared how to reinstall

Luc P Maes

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Hi all,

The WiFi Direct Virtual adapters were malfunctioning on my relatively new surface book 2, presumably preventing Miracast connection to wireless display.

I had to uninstall CheckPoint VPN which allowed the Wireless Display connection to at least interact with the TV set. However display fails.
What I noticed is that the WiFi Direct adapters have completely disappeared....
My question is twofold:
- is WiFi Direct required for Miracast display connection?
- how can I get my WiFi Direct Virtual adapters back?
 

jnjroach

Administrator
Staff member
Hi all,

The WiFi Direct Virtual adapters were malfunctioning on my relatively new surface book 2, presumably preventing Miracast connection to wireless display.

I had to uninstall CheckPoint VPN which allowed the Wireless Display connection to at least interact with the TV set. However display fails.
What I noticed is that the WiFi Direct adapters have completely disappeared....
My question is twofold:
- is WiFi Direct required for Miracast display connection?
- how can I get my WiFi Direct Virtual adapters back?
Yes, Miracast uses WiFi Direct for connections - they should only show if you are using them otherwise they remain "hidden". In Device Manger select show hidden devices and you should see something like this -

upload_2018-3-27_7-27-42.png
 
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