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Easily Fix VPN Domain’s Tap Device is Down on Hamachi VPN

If you are getting the VPN Domain’s Tap Device is Down Error on Hamachi VPN, you are in the right place. Hamachi VPN is basically a service being used by the gaming community and it allows you to be able to create private networks not different from Private LAN networks.

VPN Domain's Tap Device is Down Hamachi VPN
VPN Domain’s Tap Device is Down Hamachi VPN

In this article, we will be implementing some solutions and will also be listing the reasons due to which this error message occurs in the first place. Make sure to go through the reasons first to develop a better understanding and then start implementing the solutions one-by-one until one of them works for you.

What Causes the VPN Domain’s Tap Device is Down Error on Hamachi VPN?

After going through certain solutions, we came to the conclusion that the following must be the primary reasons due to which this error occurs.

  • Diagnostic Tools: It is possible that the Hamachi VPN has gone through some glitches or bugs due to which the VPN Domain’s Tap Device is Down error is being triggered. Therefore, we recommend that you go through the below-mentioned solution in order to fix the issue by diagnosing different issues with the VPN.
  • Windows Updates: Certain Windows Updates can also prevent the Hamachi VPN from being able to properly connect to its servers. This is because with each update, come new features and protocols that might prevent the VPN service from connecting properly.
  • Hamachi VPN: It is possible in certain cases that the Hamachi VPN service might not be properly installed due to which the VPN Domain’s Tap Device is Down error is being triggered. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you try to reinstall the VPN as mentioned in the solution below.

Now that you have gone through almost all of the listed reasons, we can finally start implementing the solutions.

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Fixing the VPN Domain’s Tap Device is Down Error:

Solution 1: Run the Diagnostic Tool On Hamachi

  1. Launch the “LogMeIn Hamachi Client” and go to “Help”.
  2.  Then click on “Diagnostic Tool” and after that click on “Start”.
    Clicking on the "Start" button
    Clicking on the “Start” button
  3. Next, follow the instructions to resolve the error and if you see all green ticks then that means there is no issue with the components of your computer.
  4. Now check if the error is resolved or not by running the Hamachi with admin privileges.

Solution 2: Reinstall Hamachi

  1. Press “Windows” + “R” to open the Run prompt, type in “Control Panel” and press “Enter”.
    Open Control panel
    Open Control panel
  2. Click on “Uninstall A Program” which is under “Programs” at the bottom of the window.
    Uninstall a program
    Uninstall a program
  3. Navigate to “Hamachi” and right-click and select “Uninstall” from the drop-down menu.
  4. Restart your computer and download and install the “Hamachi”. If the error is still there then try running the installation file without uninstalling the “Hamachi”.
  5. Now check if the error is resolved or not by running the Hamachi with admin privileges.

Solution 3: Remove Recently Added Windows Updates

  1. Go to the Start menu and type in “Settings” in the search bar and press the “Enter” key.
  2. Go to “Update and Security” which is at the bottom of the window and click on it.
    Update and Security
    Update and Security
  3. Now click “Check for Updates” and after that click on “Uninstall Update”.
  4. Remove the recently added updates and restart your computer.
  5. Now check if the error is resolved or not by running the Hamachi with admin privileges.

Solution 4: Manually Reinstall Hamachi

  1. Press “Windows” + “R” to open the Run prompt and type in “hdwwiz” and press “Enter”.
    Typing in the "Hdwwiz" in the Run prompt
    Typing in the “Hdwwiz” in the Run prompt
  2. Just wait for some time and after it finishes searching, choose the option “Yes, I have already connected the hardware”.
  3. If it shows the installed devices then scroll down to the bottom and select “Add a new hardware device”.
  4. Select the “Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced)”. And after that select “Network Adapters”.
    Selecting the Advanced Option from the list
    Selecting the Advanced Option from the list
  5. Now select “Have Disk” and “Browse”.
  6. Browse to the “Installation Folder” and select the “Hamachi.inf.file”. Now let the installation finish.
  7. After installing check your “Network Connections” folder and see if Hamachi’s adapter is called “Hamachi”. If it is not then rename it to “Hamachi” (without quotes). Now check if the error is still there or not by running the application again.

Solution 5: Reinstall Drivers While Himachi Is Running

  1. Firstly run the “Hamachi” and make sure it is running.
  2. Press “Windows + R” to open the Run prompt and type in “devmgmt.msc” and press “Enter” to launch the device manager.
    Typing devmgmt.msc in the Run prompt
    Typing devmgmt.msc in the Run prompt
  3. Navigate to “Network Adapters” and uninstall all “LogMeIn Virtual Ethernet Drivers”.
  4. Reinstall “Hamachi” by following the steps given in the solution above.
  5. Now check if the error is resolved or not by running the Hamachi with admin privileges.

Follow all of the above-indexed solutions to get over the error successfully and for any further assistance or queries feel free to Contact Us here.

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