After removing all the 270+ tunnel adapters, the laptop was again able to reach the desktop shared drives.
I want to mention though that the driver
is not incorrect. In fact it doesn't have anything to do with the driver. It's a Windows 7 problem. I've looked around, done my research, and this has happened to a lot of other users. While Windows 7 installation does install "generic" drivers
for your hardware, I verified that it had installed the correct driver for the hardware. So this is not what has caused the addition of all these tunnel adapters.
Thanks everyone for your help and I hope this post will help someone else that had the same problem.