In the wi-fi properties of windows, the user or someone who is looking for can find the Microsoft network adapter multiplexor protocol. This option automatically gets disabled by default and in the case of many windows users. Many people are facing this issue and a lot of them are unable to resolve this issue at this time.
The main thing that people do not understand is to disable it and ask again if it can be enabled. The users ask many questions like what does it does and the users are confused about it. This article gives an in-detail explanation of what it is and how it happens?
What Is The Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol?
Microsoft network adapter multiplexor protocol is actually a kernel device driver that helps in proper Network interface bonding. This means that the user should understand what NIC teaming is which refers to the process of teaming or joining two or more network cards in a group. This linking helps in between two or more groups and they join to form one physical device. This is done to increase the bandwidth or the fault tolerance.
NIC linking is an important essence of the protocol and it is used only when the two are combined on a single device via an adapter. If one has only one adapter on their device and no other adapter to link it to, the operating system automatically disables it.
Should the Microsoft Adapter Multiplexor Protocol be Enabled?
The Microsoft network adapter multiplexor driver works efficiently only when the combination or linking of the multiple networks is done. If one is unable to switch this option on manually then the other items that are listed will show an error on the device. The operating system then demands confirmation from the user in which if No is clicked then they return to the properties window.
If yes is clicked on then the dialog box closes, The user can only use the option when they are planning to combine multiple adapters on the device. If the PC only has one adapter then, it should either be disabled manually or the device would do it by itself.
How do I turn on Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol?
A network adapter would help the user to connect to a smooth local network and if the user wants to surf the internet they can enable the network adapter. Some of the people who know how to do this on windows 10 and for those who do not know there are some other methods to do so.
To enable the protocol via the control panel the user has to-
1. Click on the windows and then go to the settings and then to the Network and Security and then status.
2. Select the adapter options and then right-click on the network adapter to enable.
How do I disable Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol?
To disable the network multiplexor protocol via the control panel the user can-
1. Go to windows and then on the settings, network, and security and to the status.
2. Change the adapter options and then right-click on the network adapter and then select disable.
To enable the adapters through the device manager the user can use the same method that is mentioned above and then above on the device manager. They can also click on the needed or required adapter and select to enable the device.
To disable the network adapter the user can click on start and choose device manager from the pop-out menu and then unfold the network adapters. They can click on the adapter and then disable the device from the pop-up menu.
To enable the network adapter via the command prompt-
1. Follow the same steps mentioned above and run command prompt as an administrator,
2. Type the command and press enter.
3. The command can then be disabled or the Ethernet adapter and then press Enter.
4. Replace the name of the adapter and then write the name of the network. There are spaces in the name and to reserve the quotation marks.
To disable the Network adapter-
1. Press Cortana and search the command prompt,
2. Right-click and choose to run it as an administrator.
3. Type the required command and press enter to show the name of the available adapters.
4. Type the command to disable the wifi connection and then press Enter,
Replace the adapter name with the name of the network and unless there is space no quotation marks need to be reserved.
Enabling network adapter via Powershell the user can use the same way and then run it as an administrator. To type the command and then press enter and it should be disabled for wi-fi or ethernet adapter and press Enter. In the same way, if the adapter name should be enabled then and there are spaces the quotation marks need to be reserved.
To disable the network adapter the user can click on start and then choose windows Power shell and then type on command and press enter to identify the name of the adapter that is to be disabled. Type the command and press Enter and wi-fi or the ethernet adapter.
Replace the name with the network that is to be disabled and there are spaces in the name to reserve the quotation marks. The Microsoft LDP protocol driver can only be enabled or disabled by turning the wifi either on or off and then it can cut the connection between the network and device.
The user can now understand by reading this article what exactly is multiplexor protocol on windows 10 and whether they are disabled or not. It has become a very important part of the lives of the users and therefore they look to find appropriate ways to enable or disable it without harming the device.