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FIX: TAP-Windows Adapter V9 error (4 foolproof solutions)

Vlad Constantinescu
by Vlad Constantinescu

VPN Expert & Privacy Advocate

  • The TAP-Windows Adapter V9 is a network driver that VPNs require in order to establish secure connections.
  • From time to time, the TAP adapter driver may fail to work as it should. We’ll teach you how to fix it in no time.
  • Visit our VPN Troubleshooting section to discover more user-friendly VPN tutorials.
  • Check out our Network Hub for more tips on fixing common network issues.

The TAP-Windows Adapter V9 is a network driver that’s essential for VPN connections.

More often than not, this network driver gets automatically installed along with VPN clients.

Usually, the driver’s default path is: C:/Program Files/Tap-Windows

However, certain users noticed that their internet connections don’t always work while the TAP-Windows Adapter driver is enabled.

What’s even more strange is that even disabling it wouldn’t work, as the TAP network driver would re-enable itself shortly after.

Therefore, users were still unable to establish a connection.

If that ever happened to you, check out some easy-to-follow suggestions that could fix your TAP-Windows Adapter V9 error.

How can I fix the TAP-Windows Adapter v9 error?

This post was written by Vlad Constantinescu and was first posted to WindowsReport

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