Huawei VPN Client - Failed to start virtual NIC

Latest reply: Jul 25, 2016 09:46:00 6691 4 0 0

Dear Sirs,

I have a VPN Client installed on Windows 8.1. After trying to connect all 5 steps are succesfull and at the end I get an error that a Virtual NIC adapter cannot be started. What could cause this issue?

Thanks & best regards,


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Created Dec 8, 2015 13:39:53 Helpful(0) Helpful(0)

Any Solutions please?

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Created Dec 13, 2015 12:36:27 Helpful(0) Helpful(0)


To solve this issue do the following steps :

1. Disable driver signature enforcement  (solution from Microsoft website  here)

2. Install driver from the Huawei VPN director ( C:\Program Files (x86)\Huawei\HUAWEI VPN Client\svnDrive_X64 )  Right click on (VNICSetup.inf) then Click ( install )  , you will see this message ( the operation completed successfully) .

3. Restart your PC then run VPN software without problem . 

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Created Dec 13, 2015 12:40:41 Helpful(0) Helpful(0)

Reply 3 #

Thanks Mr. Saeed Zainaden,

Your solution worked perfectly for me.

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Created Jul 21, 2016 10:41:10 Helpful(0) Helpful(0)

Hello guys,

in Windows 10, it doesnt work.

anybody knows a workaround?

Thanks a lot.


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