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After instaling mionet i loose my ip-settings

Has brought my work WD world edition with me home to do some work in the holydays.... cannot access it directly (lan cable between my notebook and the WD), and have tried downloading mionet software...

my ip settings sems to be changed by mionet, resulting in broken access to my router. Manual change of ip settings doesnt work....

when removing mionet, everything automatcally returns to normal.

Has tried this many times, with same result. only by removing mionet i get back to normal

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  • michael433 Feb 15, 2009

    Yes, I've got exactly the same problem. I'm using Windows XP SP2

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The problem is another Filter Driver on your Network Card. MioNet installs a WinPK Filter Driver (you can't see it under the "This Connection Uses" list under Windows XP, but you can under Vista) on all of your NICs, so if there is a filter driver from other software, such as your Internet Security, you can lose Internet connection. Go to Control Panel > Network Connections, right-click on either wireless or local area connection, and go to properties. Check the "This connection uses the following items:" box for anything with the word Filter in it, select it, then click Uninstall.

MioNet is also not compatible with the following programs for this very reason:
Sygate Personal Firewall
BullGuard
Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall
AOL Xdrive

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