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In a mesh network, every client becomes a repeater, growing the network organically as more clients connect.
Virtual Wi Fi enables this, since every client can become an access point too.
“On Windows 7 and later, the operating system installs a virtual device if a Hosted Network capable wireless adapter is present on the machine.
This virtual device normally shows up in the “Network Connections Folder” as ‘Wireless Network Connection 2’ with a Device Name of ‘Microsoft Virtual Wi Fi Miniport adapter’ if the computer has a single wireless network adapter.
The lifetime of this virtual device is tied to the physical wireless adapter.
The good news is that Virtual Wi Fi functionality is going to be a requirement for WLAN drivers under the Windows 7 certification logo so expect to see it soon.