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WinXP: Install WAN Miniport driver?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by TechGuy, Feb 19, 2003.

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  1. TechGuy

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    Alright, I give up. If you go into your Windows XP device manager and View > Show Hidden Devices, look under Network adapters. You'll see WAN Miniport drivers, probably several of them. Unfortunately, on one of my Windows XP Pro machines, I don't. They're not there. Now, they're just software drivers, so it should be quite easy... but how do I add them?
     
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    I think I've got it...

    If anyone runs into this, here's how I fixed it, although not well tested yet:

    I just exported related registry settings from a similar, but working computer. Specifically, those referring to the ndiswan and related drivers. It seems that the most important of those are in Local_Machine\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\MS_NDIS...

    Then, I temporarily changed the permissions using regedt32 on the non-working computer so that I could modify the Root folder... And imported! With a restart, the missing devices are showing up.

    :)
     
  3. yul

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    If u had Aol installed on u r computer then Wan Miniport driver is an ubiquituos AOL adapter !
     
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