Microsoft Windows operating systems feature Virtual Private Network (VPN) client and server software designed to establish a secure connection from a remote computer to a private network. Installing third-party VPN software or updates after configuring the VPN service on a Windows 7 or Windows Vista computer may delete WAN Miniports and prevent the computer from establishing VPN connections. Reinstall the WAN Miniport driver in order to resolve the issue.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Devcon.exe utility installed on the VPN server computer
Click the "Start" button, and then click the "Programs" icon, and then point to "Accessories."
Right-click on the command-line icon in the menu that appears, and click "Run as Administrator." The command-line icon will appear.
Type "devcon.exe install c:\windows\inf\netrasa.inf MS_PptpMiniport," and press the "Enter" key. Reboot the computer, and the WAN Miniport driver should now be installed.
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