MS Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol

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So, I installed a quad port ethernet card in my PC, and am looking to team the four ports together. The hardware supports it, the driver supports it, Microsoft supports it. Problem is, when I go to enable the Protocol in the Properties box, it says that if I enable it, my selection will disable it. Besides this making just NO sense, it doesn't allow me to check the box. Is there a reason for this, or am I missing something really simple? The card in question is a HPE NC364T using a HPE 366T driver, since neither Intel or HPE have a driver for the '364T.

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What version of Windows is this on? Hyper-V?

The Multiplexor protocol is used for multiple network adapters, not multiple PFs within the same card. (PF=Physical function).

I think what you want is 'NIC Teaming' and you can use the LBFO utility to configure when not in Hyper-V.


Powershell - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/netlbfo/new-netlbfoteam?view=win10-ps

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/networking/technologies/nic-teaming/nic-teaming

Server 2012 - http://itprocentral.com/overview-of-nic-teaming-lbfo-in-windows-server-2012/
 
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Oops. Sorry forgot to mention OS. I'm on Win10. I didn't realize that it wasn't used for quad chips on one card. That sort of defeats the purpose of space savings, no? Just for reference, my other PC, also with Win10 had everything good to go with multiple integrated chips on a motherboard. Some Gigabyte piece with an i7-8700K in it.

EDIT: I tried the command line interface, and it states: "The LBFO feature is not currently enabled, or LBFO is not supported on this SKU." Think I'm missing something.
 
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