Windows Vista Services

NativeWiFi Filter - Windows Vista Service

NativeWiFi Miniport Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and 8.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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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 recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the NativeWifiP service has failed to start. At least one service depends on NativeWiFi Filter. Therefore I do not recommend you to disable it.


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

Restore Default Startup Type of NativeWiFi Filter

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNativeWiFiFilterWindowsVista.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 Vista installation media.

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