Installing Microsoft Loopback Adapter on Windows7

  • Start -> search CMD-> right run as administrator
  • Type hdwwiz.exe





  • Under Microsoft choose Microsoft loopback adapter


  • After Installation my Network Connections2 looks like below

  • My LAC3 is my Loopback Adapter, I just going to rename it to Loopback

    LoopBack Adapter is used to communicate between virtual machines and in order to get internet to VM’s, you have to make internet available to Loopback adapter. So here are the set to do that

  • On my wireless Network connection, right click properties, select Sharing

  • Check “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection”
  • From the dropdown choose LoopBack
  • Uncheck Allow other network users to control or disable the shared internet connection


  • Now if you look at the TCP4 properties of the LoopBack adapter it would have got the IP address, by default it was Obtain an IP address, now


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