Why are all these adapters in System Information

  • dafunk
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hello, I went to check my Network adapters MAC address for my WinXP system in
System Information > system summary > components > network > adapter
But to my surprise, I found a bunch of stuff like
Ras Async Adapter, WAN miniport, Direct Parallel, and Packet Scheduler Miniport. :scratchhead:
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Could someone explain what all this is?

Thank You very much :D
  • grinch2171
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Those are basically drivers for various network protocols. Nothing to be concerned with. A little Google research tells me this:

WAN miniport is used with AOL internet service
Packet Scheduler Miniport deals with QoS and Packet Scheduling

You can research the rest if you are really worried about them.

By the way the easiest way to get your MAC address is to run ipconfig /all from the command prompt.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks for the info :beerchug:
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WAN miniport is used with AOL internet service

That's starange :shock: I never had anything AOL on this, or any of my PC's
Do the drivers come preinstalled :?:
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Yes they do. Some are part of your chipset drivers.

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