How do I install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter ?

the Microsoft Loopback Adapter is a virtual network card which is installed as any other real NIC.

  1. Start -> Control Panel
  2. double click on Add Hardware
  3. Click Next
  4. Wait for the scan to finish then select Yes, I have already connected the hardware and click Next
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the list and select Add a new hardware device and click Next
  6. Select Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced) and click Next
  7. Select Network Adapters and click Next
  8. In the Manufacturer list, select Microsoft
  9. in the Network Adapter list, select Microsoft Loopback Adapter
  10. Click Next twice, then click Finish

Configure the Microsoft Loopback Adapter you've just installed

This virtual network adapter can be configured the same as a regular network card.

Configure the adapter to have a static IP address. For example:
IP:    Netmask:

Choose an IP address which is not used by other network connections (for example the Home/Office network which can be configured on a laptop)
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