OpenVPN Netgear Orbi Network Adapter Renaming Issues

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iamsoconfused
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OpenVPN Netgear Orbi Network Adapter Renaming Issues

Post by iamsoconfused » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:54 am

For some reason my network adapter that was named NETGEAR-VPN disappeared. I uninstalled the TAPS adapter as well as OpenVPN and reinstalled. When I tried to rename the new TAPS adapter, it tells me that "NETGEAR-VPN" is already in use as an adapter name and it will not rename it. I've followed all guides I could find regarding viewing hidden network adapters or network adapters that are not in use.

Does anyone have any ideas on how I can resolve this issue?

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TinCanTech
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Re: OpenVPN Netgear Orbi Network Adapter Renaming Issues

Post by TinCanTech » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:24 am

All I can suggest is that you uninstall openvpn (which will automatically uninstall the TAP adaptor) and try installing again.

You can use the TAP adaptor with a different name, just change the name in the config file.

Also, you do not need to run openvpn as administrator any longer.

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