2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 7, 2012 3:34 AM by Dennis Beekman RSS

Intel Centrino 6230 Dual Wifi Issue

Dennis Beekman Community Member
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I recentrly bought a new Laptop from Dell with the following setup.


Dell XPS 15 (L502X).

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit

Intel Core I7 2760QM 2,40Ghz Processor.

8.00 GB System Ram.

Nvidia Geforce GT M540 with 2GB RAM.

Intel Centrino 6230 Advanced N Dual Wifi + Bluetooth.


I wish to use the Intel Centrino Chipset to make 2 seperate Wifi connections with 2 diffirent networks but i am not able todo it.

For some reason when i goto "change adapter settings" under networkcentre on the control panel is get 3 wireless adapters


One adapter is listed as Intel Centrino 6230 and 2 others are listed as "Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport".

No matter what i try i cannot get these Wifi mini ports to make a connection to a wifi network, and even when i try it switches back to the Centrino Adapter.


I though i would have 2 seperate 300N wireless adapters that could connect to 2 Full 300N at the same time but it seems it won't.

Does anyone have any Suggestions on how i can remove these Wifi miniports and get 2 Centrino Ports ?

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