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"WAN Miniport IKEv2" Folder in Program Files(x86)?


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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 02:52 PM

I found this folder in my x86 program files folder named "WAN Miniport IKEv2" that I don't know what it is nor do I know if it should be removed or not. I googled the folder name but only results with people posting how to find it or get it working showed up. There was nothing on what it was or why it is on my computer to begin with.



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 02:55 PM

There's actually plenty of results explaining you what that is.

https://windowsforum.com/threads/anyone-know-what-a-wan-miniport-ikev2-is.75830/
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/66241-63-installing-miniport-ikev2-windows
http://www.overclock.net/t/1293080/wild-wan-miniport-ikev2-device-appears

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 02:57 PM

If you read the entire threads, there is a lot of disagreement on what it actually is. There isn't really any real answer on it. I saw those already.


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 03:00 PM

This one is the most accurate:

It's a driver involving Internet Key Exchange version 2. There are multiple WAN Miniports in the device manager, they are just hidden. If everything works fine and you have all of your drivers up to date, then I wouldn't worry about it.


Internet Key Exchange: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Key_Exchange

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