A quick solution to the “virtual router could not be started” problem


I tried many ways to solve this problems, non of them works. Until I found this solution.
Two steps required. Before moving on, please make sure your system is Windows 7.

Step 1:
Download and install the newest driver for your wifi from here (32 bit, 64 bit) (Very important).

Step 2:
Click start, enter “cmd”, press “ctrl + shift + enter”. This allows you to open DOS under admin.
Copy paste following two commands into cmd, one by one.

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Test key=password
netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Step 3:
Now launch your virtual router, it should work well.

Acknowledgement
http://www.istartedsomething.com/20091106/latest-intel-drivers-windows-7-virtual-wifi-support/
http://virtualrouter.codeplex.com/discussions/249696
http://chaihaoqiang.blogspot.in/2011/04/quick-to-virtual-router-could-not-be.html

Download VirtualRouter from here : http://virtualrouter.codeplex.com/releases/view/36035

If WiFi is connected and no internet access, Just open network and sharing center and take the properties of current network having a working internet connection, in sharing tab, enable sharing of internet (1st option in Win7 and Win8). 🙂

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35 thoughts on “A quick solution to the “virtual router could not be started” problem

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  2. i tried to do same but cmd says that
    “This command requires administrator priviledge to allow or disallow hosted network.”

    please help me soon.. thanks

  3. it started for me, however i get this problem that i am connected on my galaxy s4 but the internet won’t work!!!!! any help???

  4. I tried but CMD showing as below:
    The hosted network could’t be started
    the group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.

  5. please i tried but not working always says ” virtual router plau couldn;t be started ,supported hardware maynot have been found ”
    plz tell me what should i do
    and thnx alot for every thing

  6. whenever i pasted that both command but the result says that netsh is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file.
    how can i overcome this problem

  7. It works for 1st command… but for the 2nd one it won’t 😦 This msg only came ! what i do??? reply as soon as possible :(((

    C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    The hosted network couldn’t be started.
    The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested opera
    tion.

  8. I am getting the below exception.

    The hosted network couldn’t be started.
    The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.

  9. not helping, my cmd says that, the group or resources is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation. after aplying both tha command, what should i do now

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