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what is an eacfilt miniport?

by klj / September 23, 2004 6:11 AM PDT

I have EacFilt Miniport 6,7,8,9,And 10 in my hardware device manager showing as not working. Can you tell me what this is? Should I just remove them? They are all showing as Nortel Network with the same date of 10-30-2001 and the message that Windows cannot load the driver required (code 31) I have been trying to install a scanner and have had trouble loading the proper driver;thus, I am wondering if this is the default driver for the scanner that windows is trying to install?

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Re: what is an eacfilt miniport?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2004 7:50 AM PDT

Your post told what it is. It's the Nortel VPN.

Do share background why you installed it.


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Eacfilt Miniport
by rooky55 / February 26, 2005 7:54 PM PST

I have the same issue. Neer knowingly installed, but have 2 of them with the yellow caution sign - can't get to work.

I have installed 2 PCMCIA wireless network cards and whilst I cna get Internet access fine now (upgraded to 11g) cannot get into my VPN. Also, on dial up I get a PPP error 720 message !!

Help !

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Have your IT staff fix it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2005 10:50 PM PST
In reply to: Eacfilt Miniport

A VPN is very specific to the company setup. There are some general guidelines at about VPN but I've found almost nothing online to cover all the VPN setups I've seen over the years. It always comes down to following the setup steps provided by the company to the letter and if it doesn't work then you sit with their IT to find out where the procedure failed.

There is one thing worth noting. Many install a firewall but have no idea what it does. Said firewall blocks the VPN and they spend some months wondering why. I get it, but many don't. They fixate on installing a firewall before they get it to work. Many don't know that many firewalls still function and interfere even when disabled.


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