Dell Wireless 1708 Wifi Issues: Keeps Disconnecting - Networking

Dell Wireless Network Adapter Driver

Adapter / January 24, 2022

I've recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.

I'm using my computer as a WiFi hotspot, and I can't get that to work in Windows 10.

First, I'm setting up the network:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=[name] key=[password]

I'm trying to start the network:

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

The hosted network couldn't be started.
The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.

Investigating a little, I saw that I need to enable "Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter" on the Device Manager, but it is not there.

Next, I tried

netsh wlan show drivers

Interface name: Wi-Fi Driver : Dell Wireless 1704 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) Vendor : Broadcom Provider : Broadcom Date : Version : 7.35.295.0 INF file : C:\WINDOWS\INF\oem162.inf Files : 4 total C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\bcmwl63a.sys C:\WINDOWS\system32\bcmihvsrv64.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32\bcmihvui64.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\vwifibus.sys Type : Native Wi-Fi Driver Radio types supported : 802.11n 802.11g 802.11b FIPS 140-2 mode supported : Yes 802.11w Management Frame Protection supported : Yes Hosted network supported : No Authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode: Open None Open WEP WPA-Enterprise TKIP WPA-Enterprise CCMP WPA-Personal TKIP WPA-Personal CCMP WPA2-Enterprise TKIP WPA2-Enterprise CCMP WPA2-Personal TKIP WPA2-Personal CCMP Vendor defined Vendor defined Vendor defined Vendor defined IHV service present : Yes IHV adapter OUI : [00 10 18], type: [00] IHV extensibility DLL path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmihvsrv64.dll IHV UI extensibility ClSID: {aaa6dee9-31b9-4f18-ab39-82ef9b06eb73} IHV diagnostics CLSID : {000-0000-0000000} Wireless Display Supported: Yes (Graphics Driver: Yes, Wi-Fi Driver: Yes)

Source: superuser.com