Removing WAN Miniport Adapters

I finally found the answer to this mess. Miniports are locked by a service (Qos packet Scheduler) located in Local Area Connections. Simply un-install this service and the miniports will be released. Most of the miniports went away on their own, some has to be un-installed. I ran my computer for the longest time with Qos packet Scheduler un-installed and everything  seems to work ok! If you want to re-install Qos Packet Scheduler you can and the miniports do not come back for awhile. Over a long period of time the miniports seem to come back and get “stuck” again. Simply repeat this procedure to clear them away.

There is also a protocol called (Network Monitor driver) in Local Area Networks that will hang minports You only need this driver in you are collecting, analyzing packets using the “NetCap.exe” command. You really don’t need this protocol installed unless you are using the Netcap.exe command and if you use the command it will install the Network Monitor Driver automatically. 

Other way out

Needs some registry edition:

go to this key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\Network\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\Descriptions

for WAN minport there you’ll see values of “1 2” the junk inside of it should be edited to look like this: 0000 31 00 00 00 00 00 1…..

but beside the things above you’ll see 0008, so only remove extra dots from the end, untill you get at the above config. Now the value is just 1,

Another this is a KEY that must be                                                                                             deleted,HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}006
You primary WAN IP is 0005 and this one is extra, delete it,and reboot your box

Now easily you can remove the confilct in device manager, but I recommend before that uninstall all TCP/IP protocols, File and print sharing and …then reinstall them!

Now everything is looking good again!

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