Question Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter keeps turning itself off ?

Nov 9, 2020
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Hello,

I'm using Miracast to connect my laptop Lenovo W540 to my Philips TV 43PUS6554/12 and I use it as a second monitor.
The thing is that I'm experiencing numerous connection interruptions and after digging a lot of information I found out that Miracast events are logged to WLAN-AutoConfig in the Event viewer.
So I checked them and saw:

Event ID: 11004

Wireless security stopped.

Network Adapter: Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #5
Interface GUID: {72298b0b-5018-4929-9caa-a0aa3c4b4807}
Local MAC Address: EA:2A:EA:76:CF:E1
Network SSID: DIRECT-I1IVOHEAx
BSS Type: Infrastructure
Security Hint: The operation was successful.

Event ID: 8008

AutoConfig service has begun to stop the hosted network.

Interface GUID: {72298b0b-5018-4929-9caa-a0aa3c4b4807}
SSID: DIRECT-I1IVOHEAx

Event ID: 8003

WLAN AutoConfig service has successfully disconnected from a wireless network.

Network Adapter: Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #5
Interface GUID: {72298b0b-5018-4929-9caa-a0aa3c4b4807}
Connection Mode: Manual connection with a profile
Profile Name: WFD_GROUP_OWNER_PROFILE
SSID: DIRECT-I1IVOHEAx
BSS Type: Infrastructure
Reason: The network is disconnected by the user.


The events before that are:

8000 - WLAN AutoConfig service started a connection to a wireless network.
8001 - WLAN AutoConfig service has successfully connected to a wireless network.
8006 - WLAN AutoConfig service has finished starting the hosted network.
20019 - A client has associated with the hosted network.
11010 - Wireless security started.
20020 - A client has successfully authenticated with the hosted network.
11005 - Wireless security succeeded.

Link to all the events - wlan-autoconfig.evtx https://we.tl/t-iKnhmphdKO

I don't understand what's causing it. I don't understand why it's stopping. There are no connection issues. There is no error event, only information.

My Wi-Fi card is Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260, Bluetooth is OFF(actually I uninstalled it). My connection at home is 2.4GHz so I changed a few things in the Wi-Fi Card settings:

802.11a/b/g Wireless mode: from 6 to 4



Roaming Aggressiveness: from 3 to 1



Preferred Band: from 1 to 2



I reinstalled the Wi-Fi drivers yesterday(downloaded from Lenovo's website), but the problem persists.

P.S. I have unchecked "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" in the Power Management of both wireless card and virtual adapter.
 
Nov 9, 2020
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Hey,

In my case Miracast is part of Intel HD Graphics 4600. I have recently updated the drivers for it.
Is that what you are talking about?
 

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