Virtual network interface



Fabian Vilers
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
Hi all,

Does anyone knows how can I add a virtual network interface on Windows XP?
For those who knows a bit about linux, I need something like eth0:0.

Thanks in advance

Fabian Vilers
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
> Does anyone knows how can I add a virtual network interface on Windows XP?
> For those who knows a bit about linux, I need something like eth0:0.

Just found that trough the Add hardware wizard I could add a Microsoft
Loopback network adapter and configure it how I liked.

Steve Winograd [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
In article <4281bb1d$0$1823$6c56d894@reader0.news.be.easynet.net>,
"Fabian Vilers" <fvilers@REMOVME.be.keyware.com> wrote:
>Hi all,
>
>Does anyone knows how can I add a virtual network interface on Windows XP?
>For those who knows a bit about linux, I need something like eth0:0.
>
>Thanks in advance

The Microsoft Loopback Adapter might be what you want. To install it:

1. Go to Control Panel | Printers and Other Hardware.
2. Click "Add Hardware".
3. Click Next.
4. Select "Yes, I have already connected the hardware".
5. Click Next.
6. Select "Add a new hardware device" from the list and click Next.
7. Select "Install the hardware that I manually select from a list"
and click Next.
8. Double click Network Adapters.
9. Click Microsoft.
10. Click Microsoft Loopback Adapter
11. Click Next twice.
12. Click Finish.
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Virtual network interface