Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#320 closed Bug / Defect (fixed)

"Add a new TAP-Windows virtual ethernet adapter" doesn't exist anymore

Reported by: hildeb Owned by: JoshC
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: Generic / unclassified Version: OpenVPN 2.3.2 (Community Ed)
Severity: Patch Queue: In progress Keywords: log tap
Cc:

Description

Wed Aug 21 18:48:12 2013 OpenVPN 2.3.2 x86_64-w64-mingw32 [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [PKCS11] [eurephia] [IPv6] built on Jun 3 2013
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Wed Aug 21 18:48:23 2013 OPTIONS IMPORT: --ip-win32 and/or --dhcp-option options modified
Wed Aug 21 18:48:24 2013 There are no TAP-Windows adapters on this system. You should be able to create a TAP-Windows adapter by going to Start -> All Programs -> OpenVPN -> Add a new TAP-Windows virtual ethernet adapter.

The log recommends running "Start -> All Programs -> OpenVPN -> Add a new TAP-Windows virtual ethernet adapter", but recent versions of OpenVPN don't install that anymore.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by JoshC

Owner: set to JoshC
Status: newaccepted

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by JoshC

In the 2.3-series, the TAP installation is a separate installer that's bundled with the OpenVPN installer. As such, the TAP utilities get placed in a "Program File" group under the name TAP-Windows. The frontend scripts to add or remote TAP devices can be found at Start -> Programs -> TAP-Windows -> Utilities.

This will work in 2.3.2 (the latest release,) but one of the earlier releases in the 2.3 series (only 2.3.0 I believe) wouldn't install the utilities by default during a typical install. This is fixed by using the official updated build release, or simply the latest version.

I'll write a source code patch to fix this reference in the error log since you are correct that this is directing users to look in the wrong location.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by JoshC

Priority: majorminor

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by JoshC

Severity: Not set (if unsure, select this one)Patch Queue: In progress

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by Samuli Seppänen

Resolution: fixed
Status: acceptedclosed

comment:6 in reply to:  2 Changed 4 months ago by MichaelCowles

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Last edited 3 months ago by Eric Crist (previous) (diff)

comment:7 Changed 3 months ago by juancax

Spam comment removed from here...

Last edited 3 months ago by Samuli Seppänen (previous) (diff)
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