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What is a WAN miniport?

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June 23, 2005 9:36:02 PM

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My new notebook has USB ports but nothing else. Can someone describe a WAN
miniport to me?
Thanks
Catt

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Anonymous
June 24, 2005 12:09:45 PM

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On Thu, 23 Jun 2005 17:36:02 -0700, "Catt"
<Catt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>My new notebook has USB ports but nothing else. Can someone describe a WAN
>miniport to me?
>Thanks
>Catt

First of all, your notebook probably has a network jack (the
telephone-like connector). WAN is Wide Area Network.

Where did you see the term Miniport? It usually does not refer to
hardware (your physical computer ports). It is a term used by device
driver writers to designate a level or layer of device driver
operation.
Anonymous
June 24, 2005 10:35:21 PM

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You can see them in the Device Manager.

Start | Run | Type: devmgmt.msc | OK |
View | Show Hidden Devices |
Under Network adapters:

WAN Miniport (IP)
WAN Miniport (L2TP)
WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
WAN Miniport (PPTP)

You can also see them in System Information.

Start | Run | Type: msinfo32 | OK |

[+] Components
[+] Network
Adapter

Name [00000002] WAN Miniport (L2TP)
Name [00000003] WAN Miniport (PPTP)
Name [00000004] WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
Name [00000006] WAN Miniport (IP)

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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_RR <_RR@nomail.org> hunted and pecked:
> On Thu, 23 Jun 2005 17:36:02 -0700, "Catt"
> <Catt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>> My new notebook has USB ports but nothing else. Can someone describe a
>> WAN miniport to me?
>> Thanks
>> Catt
>
> First of all, your notebook probably has a network jack (the
> telephone-like connector). WAN is Wide Area Network.
>
> Where did you see the term Miniport? It usually does not refer to
> hardware (your physical computer ports). It is a term used by device
> driver writers to designate a level or layer of device driver
> operation.
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