Create a Loopback adapter in Windows 7 to communicate within GNS3

Purpose of a loopback adapter

the purpose of a loopback adapter is to communicate as if you were on a real network.

To create a loopback adapter in Windows 7 follow the following steps:

Step 1: Click Start and type in the following command: Hdwwiz.exe

add_hwd

Step 2: Next

manual_slt

Step 3: Install the hardware that I manually select from the list. Next

network_adp

Step 4: Go to Network Adapters and click next

MLA

Step 5: Select Microsoft and select Microsoft Loopback adapter. Next

Step 6: Next and after install click finish.

Step 7: Go to Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center.

Step 8: Click on Change adapter Settings.

Lo0

Step 9: Select Microsoft Loopback Adapter

Step 10: Configure Static Ip address.

ipv4set

Save.

2 Tips which can be handy:

1. Remember to successfully communicate with Loopback adapters be sure to run GNS3 with Administrative privileges.

2. If you are having problems turn off the local firewall to determine if the firewall is blocking traffic.

 

 

 

 

 

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