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Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection

  1. #1


    SwampYankee Guest

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection

    Hi,
    Whenever I do an ipconfig I get a bunch of connections that are not
    active. It lists my active connections, but then I get a whole series of
    these:
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    They don't seem to be causing any harm and the only downside is that I
    sometimes have to scroll around to find the connection that is active.
    What are these?
    thanks

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  2. #2


    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Re: Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection

    "SwampYankee" <1@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:MPG.22693e6b56a3bad9896bc@xxxxxx

    > Hi,
    > Whenever I do an ipconfig I get a bunch of connections that are not
    > active. It lists my active connections, but then I get a whole series of
    > these:
    > Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >
    > Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >
    > They don't seem to be causing any harm and the only downside is that I
    > sometimes have to scroll around to find the connection that is active.
    > What are these?
    > thanks
    Are you using VirtualPC?

    ss.



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  3. #3


    Will Guest

    RE: Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection


    You could Run-> CMD then in DOS, enter>Netsh winsock reset
    Need to restart after this.

    Could check out more netsh options; also in Defender you can see in Explorer
    winsock connections.


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  4. #4


    SwampYankee Guest

    Re: Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection

    In article <eoSkhW$mIHA.5280@xxxxxx>,
    synapse@xxxxxx says...

    > "SwampYankee" <1@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:MPG.22693e6b56a3bad9896bc@xxxxxx

    > > Hi,
    > > Whenever I do an ipconfig I get a bunch of connections that are not
    > > active. It lists my active connections, but then I get a whole series of
    > > these:
    > > Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
    > >
    > > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > >
    > > Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
    > >
    > > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > >
    > > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > >
    > > They don't seem to be causing any harm and the only downside is that I
    > > sometimes have to scroll around to find the connection that is active.
    > > What are these?
    > > thanks
    >
    > Are you using VirtualPC?
    >
    > ss.
    >
    >
    >
    no, just connect to many networks over the last year

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  5. #5


    Robert Pendell Guest

    Re: Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection

    SwampYankee wrote:

    > Hi,
    > Whenever I do an ipconfig I get a bunch of connections that are not
    > active. It lists my active connections, but then I get a whole series of
    > these:
    > Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >
    > Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >
    > They don't seem to be causing any harm and the only downside is that I
    > sometimes have to scroll around to find the connection that is active.
    > What are these?
    > thanks
    Those are the IP4toIP6 translation adapters for the IPv6 protocol in
    Vista. They will cause no harm and you can ignore them.

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  6. #6


    Chris Swinney Guest

    Re: Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection

    Just as a matter of interest, i have a total of 27 adapters installed!
    Adapters 7-27 are to do with Tunnel Adapters. Why so many? As a mater of
    interest, I do have VM Ware installed.

    "Robert Pendell" wrote:

    > SwampYankee wrote:

    > > Hi,
    > > Whenever I do an ipconfig I get a bunch of connections that are not
    > > active. It lists my active connections, but then I get a whole series of
    > > these:
    > > Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
    > >
    > > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > >
    > > Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
    > >
    > > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > >
    > > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > >
    > > They don't seem to be causing any harm and the only downside is that I
    > > sometimes have to scroll around to find the connection that is active.
    > > What are these?
    > > thanks
    >
    > Those are the IP4toIP6 translation adapters for the IPv6 protocol in
    > Vista. They will cause no harm and you can ignore them.
    >

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