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How to Fix a missing OpenVPN Tap Adapter

If your OpenVPN Tap adapter is missing, you can try to fix it by following these steps:

Open the Start menu and type "Device Manager" in the search bar. Click on the Device Manager app to open it.
In the Device Manager, look for the Network adapters section and expand it by clicking on the arrow to the left of it.
Look for the TAP-Windows Adapter V9 in the list of network adapters. If it's not there, you'll need to install it.
To install the TAP-Windows Adapter V9, you'll need to download it from the OpenVPN website. Click on the "Download" button and save the installation file to your computer.
Once the download is complete, double-click on the installation file to start the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
After the installation is complete, go back to the Device Manager and look for the TAP-Windows Adapter V9 again. It should now be listed the under the Network adapters section.
If the TAP-Windows Adapter V9 is still not showing up, you may need to update your network drivers. To do this, right-click on the TAP-Windows Adapter V9 and select "Update driver" from the menu.
Follow the on-screen instructions to update your network drivers and try to install the TAP-Windows Adapter V9 again.

If you continue to have trouble installing the TAP-Windows Adapter V9, you may need to contact OpenVPN support for further assistance.

Updated on: 10/12/2022

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