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How to create a virtual NIC on Windows 7 ? I need the Device Drivers for installing the Virtual NIC that can be listed in Device Manager.

When Enabled it should connect to the same computer. I want to share my internet connection on this virtual LAN and then use it.

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

Under hdwwiz.exe - ... - Select from list - Network Adapters, you should have a "Microsoft Loopback Adapter" device.

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Thanks. Thats what i was looking for... – JOHN Sep 24 '11 at 20:05
note: in windows 8 it's named "Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter", source: – Gizmo Jul 13 '14 at 15:34
  • First go to 'My computer'
  • Right click & go to 'Manage'
  • 'Device manager' & right click 'Add legacy hardware'
  • Press 'Next'
  • Choose second 'Setup manually'
  • Then find 'Network Adapter' & 'Next'
  • 'Microsoft' or select the 'Loopback' adapter
  • Press 'Next'

The virtual loopback adapter is configured your System.

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