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Windows 7: Virtual ethernet adapter problem


28 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Virtual ethernet adapter problem

Hi,

I have a problem with my network settings. If I type "ipconfig /all" in a command prompt it outputs my usual broadband connection and ethernet adaptor, but it also gives me 46 virtual adapters that I don't recognize. I use VirtualBox, but that only creates one virtual adapter and it's called "Ethernet adapter VirtualBox Host-Only Network:". I don't know what to do about the rest of them. I won't give you the whole output here, as it is very big, but I will give you all the info that shoul be there and one sample of the ones that shouldn't.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : WS001
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

PPP adapter Broadband Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadband Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 79.117.226.XXX(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.XXX
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 213.154.124.X
193.231.252.X
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Ethernet adapter VirtualBox Host-Only Network:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-00-27-00-2C-XX
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e4a7:2147:147a:341a%XX(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.52.XX(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.X
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 856162343
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-94-15-90-00-14-D1-16-11-XX
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1XX
fec0:0:0:ffff::2XX
fec0:0:0:ffff::3XX
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

<!-- THIS IS THE WEIRD PART -->

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 32:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #23
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

I've changed the original info (MAC and IP's) for security reasons, but you get the idea. The last part is repeated 40-something times with different #.

Can you tell me how those Virtual adapters got there? Is this normal, can I do something to get rid of them?

Thanks.

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