Windows 10 Services

NativeWiFi Filter - Windows 10 Service

NativeWiFi Miniport Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
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1511 Manual Manual Manual Manual
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1803 Manual Manual Manual Manual

Default Properties

Display name:NativeWiFi Filter
Service name:NativeWifiP
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The NativeWiFi Filter service is a kernel mode driver. If NativeWiFi Filter fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the NativeWifiP service has failed to start.


If NativeWiFi Filter is stopped, the WLAN AutoConfig service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for NativeWiFi Filter

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNativeWiFiFilterWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the nwifi.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.