Hundreds of "Microsoft 6to4 Adapters" and several "Microsoft ISATAP Adapters" in device manager and the number is growing

I got hundreds of "Microsoft 6to4 Adapters" and several "Microsoft ISATAP Adapters" in my device manager. It seems the number is growing also. These devices are hidden, thus it would be normally not noticed. I found this problem when I am using "ipconfig" command to check local ip address.

Does any have see similar problem? Is there a method to remove and fix the problem? 

 

 

 

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Last updated May 16, 2019 Views 17,830 Applies to:
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Hi minichocobo,

6to4 adapter is a component used for transmitting IPv6 packets trough IPv4 network correctly.

I suggest you completely uninstall the drivers and re-install it and check if the issue persists.

Refer the following link and follow the steps given by Lionel Chen – MSFT.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/itprovistahardware/thread/3a503cdb-e61c-44bc-97c4-0b38b0e5f929

These drivers are installed by the updates on your computer, Check if you have the latest drivers installed.

If everything is working fine you may remove the old drivers.

I would also advise you to download the Network drivers from the manufacturer's website.

 

For more information refer to the articles below:

Hardware and drivers

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/hardware-drivers

 

Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Update-a-driver-for-hardware-that-isnt-working-properly

 

Regards,

Divya R – Microsoft Support.

 

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