[Solved] TAP-windows adapter installed but not visible

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denis8991
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[Solved] TAP-windows adapter installed but not visible

Post by denis8991 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:51 pm

I've just been trying to set up a VPN connection to my home network using a Netgear Nighthawk router. All going well until I get to finding the TAP-Windows adapter in Network Connections in the Control Panel. The TAP adapter isn't there; however, the files are in the correct folder in program files, it appears in Device Manager and in the Registry, complete with the tap0901 setting, which appears was an issue a while ago.

I've tried re-installing, restarting etc but without success. One website I found suggested the commands "Add a new TAP virtual ethernet adapter" and "Delete all TAP virtual ethernet adapters". The first one comes back with "tapinstall.exe failed" and the second "remove failed".

Any suggestions?

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TinCanTech
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Re: TAP-windows adapter installed but not visible

Post by TinCanTech » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:08 pm

Which version of Windows ?

Which version of Openvpn ?

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Re: TAP-windows adapter installed but not visible

Post by denis8991 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:04 am

Hi

Running Windows 10 (uptodate) and OpenVPN 2.4.7. I also tried with 2.4.6 but with the same results.

Denis

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Re: TAP-windows adapter installed but not visible

Post by TinCanTech » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:40 pm

denis8991 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:51 pm
One website I found suggested the commands "Add a new TAP virtual ethernet adapter" and "Delete all TAP virtual ethernet adapters".
These must be run as administrator.

You could try disabling your Anti-Virus ..

We do not have much information about Windows installation failures.

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Re: TAP-windows adapter installed but not visible

Post by denis8991 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:23 am

Thank you. I ran the tapinstall executable as administrator and I now see a correct TAP network connection.

Problem solved!

Denis

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