Easyminer is incompatible with virtual network adapters
Posted on 23 July, 2017 by Administrator
By default Easyminer is bounded by the Mac address of your network card, this means every time your network card is changing, Easyminer will react and set the old account inactive and activate a new account compatible with the new adapter detected on your network.
Sometime people are using virtual adapters by installing vmware or microsoft vitual networks without knowing what they are. Windows 10 has also one option on his Settings -Wireless Card to activate Fake Mac addresses on user network.
Usually a virtual adapter is a fake adapter wich use the real adapter as a paravan and redirect network traffic to a spoofed adress. These mac adresses are fake and are easy hackable. This is the reason Easyminer will reject virtual adapters and inform the user when the Mac address its changed.
When a network change is detected, a new account will be created and the old earnings will become inactive, the new earnings will be counted from 0 on the new account. The old earnings will not be lost and will be visible on the easyminer.net online wallet.
To understand better why this is happening please read more on the About Easyminer article from our blog section. A short answer is that Easyminer security purpose its to prevent funds theft.
Easyminer its the only miner on market that has a bullet proof security regarding the most common attacks frequently encountered on the mining community.
Someone wrote :
Is this normal ? and if so is there some way were i can stop it from doing this
or is it a problem with the device and its something I will have to put up with?
|What to do|
|Step 1: You need to run a command prompt so you can set an environment variable prior to opening the Device Manager
This will bring up a command window
|Click Start – Type the following command and then press ENTER
|Step 2: We have the command window open. We now need to set the variable (that is the “set” line and then with the variable set, we need to run Device Manager. The file name for the Device Manager snap-in is devmgmt.msc. The first line will not appear to do anything but it is setting the environment for next step. The second command will actually open the Device Manager but it will be in a “special” mode which allows you to show devices that no longer exists.||
Type the following commands pressing ENTER after each line
|Step 3: Now all we have to do is show hidden devices and you will be able to access the devices that are not present in the machine. This will also turn a checkbox on in front of the Show Hidden Devices menu option.||In this Special Device Manager Window; on the menu, click View then Show Hidden Devices|
|Step 4: Now you can just go find the adapter or device that is missing and delete it!
Expand the network adapter (or whatever category of device) and look for the device that needs to be removed. The error message that you got should tell you the “name” of the device so you just have to go find that named device. You may also notice while you are there that the icon for the “non-present” or missing device is slightly subdued so that will make it easier to find it if you have many devices in a category.
|Expand the network adapter (or whatever category of device) and look for the device that needs to be removed.
Right-Click the Device and select Uninstall
|On the Warning “You are about to uninstall this device from your computer” just click OK|
|IMPORTANT Note: Lastly, if there are other devices that are subdued / hidden, please to not just go in and delete them all. If you do, you are asking for trouble. Just get rid of the things that you know are gone for good and are not coming back! If you are not absolutely positive, do not remove it. If you do anyway, better have that backup handy|