NativeWiFi Filter (NativeWifiP) Service Defaults in Windows 8

NativeWiFi Miniport Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:NativeWiFi Filter
Service name:NativeWifiP
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NativeWifiP

Default Behavior

The NativeWiFi Filter service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If NativeWiFi Filter fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the NativeWifiP service hasn't been started.


If NativeWiFi Filter is disabled, the WLAN AutoConfig service will not be started and initialized.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for NativeWiFi Filter

1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_NativeWifiP_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The NativeWifiP service is using the nwifi.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.