I have a windows 7 ultimate desktop. This machine got 3 physical network cards in total. 2 wireless and 1 wired
1)LinkSys AE 2500
2)TP-Link 450 Mbps network adapter
3)Realtek Pcie gbe network adapter
I have recently made some changes and don't remember exactly what I have been doing to be exact. That includes installing a virtualbox and trying to create a VPN Connection and few things more.
I am not using VPN Connection anymore and now I don't know which network adapters to keep and which one to delete. I am sure about 3 physical adapters and one virtualbox adapter. I want to keep the virtualbox adapter as I am not finished experimenting with it but I want to delete the other 2.
Please help me identify how they got created or is it safe to delete them without harming the virtualbox function?
Another supplementary question to this problem is; I suspect since I created these network adapters attentionally or unintentionally, my machine takes a long time to shut down before it was not more than 3 seconds. It has got a 32gb ram an i7 4600 and 1TB hard drive and it was blazing fast while shutting down. now it takes a long time to shut down. I confirm I don't have any issues with the startup time. Its just with the shutdown process. I believe computer is still trying to close some kind of connections which I dont need in the first place and I suspect anyone of the unknow network adapters to blame.
Any help will be appreciated
I am not sure about the network card number 2 and 4 if we start from the left of the pic. Please let me know what are these and is it safe to remove them without affecting virtualbox function. And whether it will increase the system shut down speed. Thank