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Windows 7: Many Network Adapters

22 Oct 2010   #1
TheCase

Windows 7
 
 
Many Network Adapters

Hi,

I just noticed I had over 200 adapters but everytime I reboot it creates new ones

Its the 6to4 adapter ... I have a red cross on the network icon on the right clock toolbar and everytime I try and open up a browser it freezes but I can get onto skype and update windows

Any ideas
Thanks


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22 Oct 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

This same problem came up just a couple weeks ago "and a few other times". It's definately a driver problem and was fixed by going to a more recent network driver, sometimes the default Win 7 driver works best, other times you need to go the manufature's site to find the best one.

I don't have enough info about your system to find you a better driver but you can google around for one.

To get rid of those extra 6to4 adaptor entries go to Device Manager, choose the "view" tab and then "show hidden devices" then go to network adaptors, delate all the extra 6to4 tunnel adaptors you see there, don't worrie Windows will make a new one.

Here is a link to the last thread about this problem, it was indeed a driver problem just like I mentioned in my first post.

IPV6toIPV4 Adapters Galore
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22 Oct 2010   #3
TheCase

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for this. Can I multiple delete because I have over 200 adapters to delete
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23 Oct 2010   #4
TheCase

Windows 7
 
 

I have the NVIDA nForce network adapater (73.1.4.0 30/07/2009) with the graphics card NVIDA GeFroce 6150SE nForce 430
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23 Oct 2010   #5
TheCase

Windows 7
 
 

Fixed by disabling IPV6 through cmd
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23 Oct 2010   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

That isn't really fixed, all you did was put a bandaid on the problem. You should try updating the driver at the Nvidia site.
Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

The Argument against Disabling IPv6
It is unfortunate that some organizations disable IPv6 on their computers running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, where it is installed and enabled by default. Many disable IPv6-based on the assumption that they are not running any applications or services that use it. Others might disable it because of a misperception that having both IPv4 and IPv6 enabled effectively doubles their DNS and Web traffic. This is not true.
From Microsoft's perspective, IPv6 is a mandatory part of the Windows operating system and it is enabled and included in standard Windows service and application testing during the operating system development process. Because Windows was designed specifically with IPv6 present, Microsoft does not perform any testing to determine the effects of disabling IPv6. If IPv6 is disabled on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, or later versions, some components will not function. Moreover, applications that you might not think are using IPv6—such as Remote Assistance, HomeGroup, DirectAccess, and Windows Mail—could be.
Therefore, Microsoft recommends that you leave IPv6 enabled, even if you do not have an IPv6-enabled network, either native or tunneled. By leaving IPv6 enabled, you do not disable IPv6-only applications and services (for example, HomeGroup in Windows 7 and DirectAccess in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are IPv6-only) and your hosts can take advantage of IPv6-enhanced connectivity.


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m....cableguy.aspx
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