Windows 8 Services

NativeWiFi Filter - Windows 8 Service

NativeWiFi Miniport Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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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 8 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 of NativeWiFi Filter

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNativeWiFiFilterWindows8.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.

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 8 installation media.

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