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Installing the Microsoft Loopback Adapter in Windows 7

Monday, December 5th, 2011

The Microsoft Loopback Adapter is a logical dummy network card. It can be very useful for testing purposes with a virtual network environment where network access is not available. You can also bind network clients and other network configuration items to the loopback adapter; I have done this in order to communicate to my PC from GNS (Graphical Network Simulator). Additionally, some applications are dependent on network functionality and they will not install if a network card is not present, so the loopback adapter can come in handy for this purpose as well. (more…)