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How can I create a TAP virtual network device in Windows 7?

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The TAP device acts as a bridge between the network and a piece of software. Creating a TAP device is easy enough, but it won't do anything by itself - it needs some software to handle the data that's passed to the network interface.

Creating a TAP interface is detailed here:

There's a sample C program there to show how software to work with it can be created.

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