Remote Access IP ARP Driver (Wanarp) Service Defaults in Windows XP

Remote Access IP ARP Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Remote Access IP ARP Driver
Service name:Wanarp
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wanarp

Default Behavior

Remote Access IP ARP Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the Remote Access IP ARP Driver fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the Wanarp service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Remote Access IP ARP Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config Wanarp start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The Wanarp service is using the wanarp.sys file that is located in the C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows XP installation media.