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Windows 7: Too many tunnel adapters on ipconfig


24 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Too many tunnel adapters on ipconfig

Can someone tell me why is that when I do an ipconfig /all to get a look at my wireless network settings in the command module that I get a bunch of tunnel adapters? I used to do an ipconfig and it would just show whether there was an ethernet connection or wirless LAN connection and a Windows adapter as well. What could be causing all the tunnel adapters to display?

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25 Jul 2012   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

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Can someone tell me why....
What Exactly is a Tunnel Adapter

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ndex477 View Post
...What could be causing all the tunnel adapters to display?
Poorly written drivers that don't clean up after they finish with them.


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Can't Connect to Servers - Microsoft 6to4 Adapters - Bates College Help Desk Services
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25 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ndex477 View Post
Can someone tell me why is that when I do an ipconfig /all to get a look at my wireless network settings in the command module that I get a bunch of tunnel adapters? I used to do an ipconfig and it would just show whether there was an ethernet connection or wirless LAN connection and a Windows adapter as well. What could be causing all the tunnel adapters to display?
They are typically caused from reconnection attempts which is usually due to an out of date network driver.

When there are enough of those tunnel adaptors it will cause DNS errors or dropped connections.

Fortunately I have a file that will remove them for you automatically.

Save and unzip then run the file.


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File Type: zip 6to4.zip (40.7 KB, 228 views)
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25 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Chev65
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26 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Chev65, I extracted the files and opened each one of the files in the folders but the tunnel adapters are still there. What am I doing wrong?
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26 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Just extract and run the file, either 64 bit or 32 bit depending on your system. You should see the dos prompt pop up for a second when it runs.

You can also delete them manually by going into Device Manager, go up to "view" then choose "show hidden devices" you will see them all there in network adaptors where you can delete or uninstall them all.
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