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Enable Microsoft Loopback Adapter.

Install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter

This network adapter is nice to test networking app without exposing them to your normal network. Screen shots are in German, the description is in English.

1. Start Administrator Command Line

Easiest way to do this is to press the Windows key and type cmd. Instead of just typing enter type Ctrl+Shift+Enter.

2. Start the Windows Hardware Wizard

In the opened command prompt form 1. type


3. Accept Infoscreen

Just click on Next (Weiter in German):

Step 1

4. Choose Manual Setup

Select Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced) and then Next:

Step 2

5. Select Network Adapters

Select Network adapters and then Next:

Step 3

6. Choose the Microsoft Loopback Adapter

In the Manufacturer list, click Microsoft and then in the Network Adapter list, click Microsoft Loopback adapter for KM-TEST. Then Next:

Step 4

7. Accept the Summary

Just click Next:

Step 5 If a message about driver signing appears, click Continue Anyway.

8. Driver is Installed

Everything was setup successfully. Just click Finish:

Step 6

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