Troubleshooting for Wireless Connection Between NI myRIO and Windows 10 Laptop

Updated Feb 20, 2020

Reported In


  • myRIO-1900
  • myRIO-1950

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I am using myRIO-1900 in the Windows 10 environment. I create a WiFi ad-hoc network by using myRIO-1900. I referred the following KB to create a WiFi ad-hoc network: How do I Set NI myRIO as an Access Point?
In the Windows 10 environment, I cannot connect to myRIO via WiFi when the myRIO is operated as the ad-hoc WiFi. But, when I tried to connect to the myRIO in Windows 7, it worked.


Typically, the laptop that connects to myRIO's wireless AP is all available in Windows 7 and 10.
If you create a wireless AP normally well, please refer to the following troubleshooting steps.
  • Try connecting myRIO wireless to another laptop you have
  • Make sure your myRIO has the latest firmware version in NI-MAX
  • If possible, try connecting to a wireless AP using a smartphone or tablet.
  • Please check your laptop's firewall status.
If you still have problems connecting despite trying the above steps, please refer to the following steps.

Make sure your laptop has the latest version of its network adapter driver in the device manager.

Please uninstall the network adapter from the device manager and try installing it again.

Delete wireless network profiles in your Windows 10 laptop.

If you have gone through the troubleshooting steps outlined above and are still having trouble connecting to myRIO's wireless AP, you should consider the problem of the physical network adapter.