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  • TAP-Windows Adapter V9 — can I change the interface speed higher than 10 Mbps

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 7 Questions: Windows 7 TAP-Windows Adapter V9 — can I change the interface speed higher than 10 Mbps

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      When I am using my VPN the virtual Interface    (Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:) appears and is used for routing the packets to this virtual link to the remote end of the VPN.

      If I look at task manager (see attached screen snip it), it shows that the speed is 10 Mbps. I cannot find where to show this speed anywhere else. But a couple of days ago I was downloading a large program over the web and the task manager showed that the (Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:    —  Description . . . : TAP-Windows Adapter V9) was flat lined at 10 Mbps. And the time it took to download my software backed the speed shown in the task manager up because because the time matched the file size and speed.

      My link is a lot faster than 10 Mbps and if I remove my VOB it definitely downloads faster. So it is acting like the Windows 7 OS is limiting the speed to match the Mbps shown ni task manager. Is there some way to “configure” the TAP interface to something higher?

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      Hi all 🙂 Before I register to the Woody’s please allow me to write anonimous.

      @ahkie-homey: my VPN client comes with two TAP interfaces to be installed (alternatively): the first one is TAP V9 ver – here I have 100 Mb ethernet, and the second ver.9.3 or 9.0.3.xx (I can’t remember) which seems to be newer, but it has only 10 Mb just as you say.

      That is clearly visible in Windows 7, but the speed of the TAP interface is somehow hidden to my eyes in Windows 10 (1909).

      You can try find and install TAP V9 ver. appropriate for your VPN.

      All the best – ppq

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