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Network Adapters and Connection problems !!??

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#1 Draumalfr


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 06:05 AM

I seem to have more network adapters listed in Device Manager-Network Adapters than I had a few weeks ago. I have Atheros Gigabit Ethernet Controller, Atheros Wireless Network Adapter, Microsoft Virtual Wireless Miniport Adapter, Tap-Windows Adapter V9, and Tap-Windows Adapter V9#2. Some of these might have been downloaded with other software. I am experiencing problems with my VPN and believe that an adapter my be the cause of it. I'm also experiencing problems with my internet connection when I use my VPN.


Can I remove any of these, and if they are causing my VPN to cease functioning correctly, what should I do? One adapter may be linked to my current VPN, but as it is no longer working well (it's not unblocking certain sites), I may get rid of it, so the adapter can go with it.


My computer is an ASUS K53E-SX051V notebook. It has an i3-2310m processor (2nd Gen), 2x 2.10 Ghz (frequency?), and a 3MB cache. And it has a 4096 MB memory (I think this is working memory).

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#2 sparklestar


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 10:52 PM

The first two are your wired and wireless network ports and you should not remove them. The miniport one I think is just normal to be there. The two tap ones are for the vpn.

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:25 AM

It's not uncommon to have multiple adapters...DSL users typically have at least two.  AFAIK, there should not be any way for use of one to interfere with another.


Have you tried setting up your VPN anew?  Setting up an alternate VPN?


File damage/corruption...is a common cause of system problems.


Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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