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Vista Device Manager shows too many network adapters -- see my screen capture

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Hello

I think my Vista Device manager is showing I have far too many network adapters.  I feel so many redundant "devices" might be affecting my performance, for example.

Please take a look at my screen capture and make suggestions on the best way to eliminate the redundancy.

Thanks!

...Rowby
network-adapters-vista.jpg
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This apparently a known bug...  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932520
But you can make it all go away by disabling the IPv6 features http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/09/09/disable-and-turn-off-ipv6-support-in-vista/
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Microsoft ISATAP, Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface are used for IPv6
and needed by the operating system, the other adapters are used
internally by Vista`s kernel for network support.
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Thanks, all   Waitng for any other responses.

Shouldn't i delete the duplicate ones, including the Teredo ones with !!exclamations!!    ...?
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are you actually using IP6?

if you didn't use IP6 or install 6to4 adapter on purpose, i think you may ignore this message, or remove IP6 stack at all, as it is probably a known problem of Vista and W2K8.

hope it helps,
bbao
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Inside Device Manager>View, and is Show Hidden Devices checked?
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HI  sorry, ohnb6767,  I missed your comment. I will check that when I get home.

Rowby
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HI bbao -
 
How do I "remove IP6 stack at all, as it is probably a known problem of Vista and W2K8."
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... by reading the contents of the link we provided 8 days ago :)
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Thanks!
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