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wlanext.exe windows wireless lan 802.11 extensibility framework

wlanext.exe Windows 802.11 Wireless LAN Extensibility Framework – This is part of the Microsoft® Windows® operating system. Wlanext.exe is created by Microsoft Corporation. It is a system and a hidden file. Wlanext.exe is usually located in the “System32” folder path.

What does Windows Wireless LAN 802.11 extensibility framework do?

The Windows Wireless LAN 802.11 Extensibility Framework provides an interface to Windows wireless security and connectivity features for the drivers of wireless network adapters.

How do you stop Wlanext?

Temporarily disable your wireless connection

  • Open the Settings app and navigate to the Network & Internet section.
  • Now click on Change adapter options in the right pane.
  • Locate your wireless connection on the displayed list, right-click it, and choose Disable from the menu.

How do I turn off Windows Wireless LAN 802.11 extensibility framework?

  • Press “Change adapter setting” link, right-click the network adapter, and press “Disable” from the menu.
  • Open task manager, locate the “Windows Wireless LAN 802.11 Extensibility Framework” process and terminate it.

Windows Wireless LAN 802.11 Extensibility Framework using too much CPU power

Run System Maintenance troubleshooter and check.

  • a) Press Windows and X key together and select Control Panel.
  • b) Click on Troubleshooting.
  • c) Click on View all option on the left side of the Windows.
  • d) Click on System Maintenance option.
  • e) Click on Next and follow the onscreen instructions to troubleshoot the issue.

wlanext.exe Windows Wireless LAN 802.11 Extensibility Framework is using nearly 30% of my CPU usage

  • You can also disable then re-enable the driver, this has worked for some users, so, it’s worth a try.
  • Disable
    • Press Windows key + x
    • Click Device Manager
    • Expand Network adapters
    • Right click your wireless adapter
    • Click Disable
    • Exit Device Manager
    • Restart your computer.
  • Re-enable
    • Press WIndows key + x
    • Click Device Manager
    • Expand Network adapters
    • Right click your wireless adapter
    • Click Enable
    • Exit Device Manager
    • Restart your computer.
  • If that does not work, open Start > Settings > Update & security > Troubleshoot
    • Scroll then select Network adapters
    • Click Run the troubleshooter
  • When complete, restart then check if the CPU usage is back to normal.

How to fix error related to wlanext.exe

  • Run the network adapter troubleshooter
    • Press Windows + I together to go to settings
    • Click on Update & Security
    • Go to the Troubleshoot option in the side panel and click it
    • Click on Additional troubleshooters and a list of troubleshooters will appear in the Window
    • Locate and run the Network Adapter troubleshooter.
  • Update your Wireless adapter driver
    • Press Windows + R together to open the Run application
    • Type devmgmt.msc in the text field and press ENTER to open the Device Manager
    • Expand the list of Network adapters by double-clicking it and locate your Wireless Adapter
    • Right-click your Wireless adapter and left-click on Update driver option
    • In the next window, click on Search automatically for drivers.
  • Disable the wireless adapter temporarily
    • Open RUN by pressing WIN + R simultaneously
    • Type ‘control’ in the text-box then click OK or press ENTER
    • Select Large Icons as the view type (look for it in the top-right corner)
    • Locate the Network and Sharing center among the list of control panel items and click it
    • Click on Change adapter settings
    • Locate your Wireless adapter and click on Disable this network device to disable the wireless adapter
    • Wait for around half a minute then click Enable this network device to re-enable it.
    • Disable using device manager:
      • Just like method 2 above, go to the device manager and locate your wireless adapter
      • Right-click the wireless adapter and click on Disable device
      • Wait for a few moments and then again right-click the disabled Wireless adapter, click on Enable device.
    • Disable using the PowerShell:
      • Press Windows + X simultaneously to bring up the quick actions and open Windows PowerShell (Admin)
      • Type the following command and press ENTER to execute it in the PowerShell command line
        • netsh interface set interface <name of your connection> DISABLED
      • Wait a few moments, then enter the following command
        • netsh interface set interface <name of your connection> ENABLED