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Disable Hidden Tunnel Adapters

In Windows 10, it is possible that a hidden network adapter is causing the device to not connect to the network.

  1. Right-click the Windows logo on the taskbar and select Device Manager.

    Open Device Manager

  2. Click View and check Show hidden devices

    Show Hidden Devices

  3. Look for adapters with names such as Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter or Tunnel Adapter and right-click them and click Disable

    Disable Device

  4. Disconnect from the network and reconnect.


    See also:
    Reset WinSock and IPv4 Stack
    Disable IPv6
    Verify IPv4 Settings

    Forget S&T Guest Wireless Network
    Disable Wi-Fi Sense & Paid Wi-Fi Services




Keywords:internet, can't, connect, internet, network, troubleshooting, disable, hidden, tunnel, adapters   Doc ID:80212
Owner:Sean A.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2018-02-16 17:41 CDTUpdated:2018-03-06 13:20 CDT
Sites:Missouri University of Science and Technology
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