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Windows 7: Many Network Adapters

22 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7
Many Network Adapters


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

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22 Oct 2010   #2

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

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

Windows 7

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

Windows 7

Fixed by disabling IPV6 through cmd
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23 Oct 2010   #6

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

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