How to Add Loopback Adapter on GNS3 in Windows 10

This instructional guide will acquaint you with installing the Loopback Adapter on the Windows 10 operating system. The Loopback Adapter is a crucial component that facilitates the seamless operation of the GNS3 program, and this tutorial will provide you with step-by-step instructions to ensure that the installation process is hassle-free and error-free.

How to Use Loopback Adapter in Windows Operating System

To set up a Loopback Adapter to the simulator software in Windows PC:

Step 1: If you have not previously installed the Cisco simulator on Windows, Linux, or macOS, please refer to the following videos:

Windows ➦
Linux ➦
macOS ➦

Step 2: The first thing you need to do after installing GNS3 software is to add a Cisco Router and Switch IOS image. Refer to the video below to add a Cisco Router image file.

Step 3: After adding the Router to GNS3, you can connect the Router to the physical network with the Loopback network card.

Step 4: Open the Run window on your Windows 10 computer, type the “hdwwiz” command, and click OK.

➦ hdwwiz

Step 5: In the Welcome to the Add Hardware Wizard window, click Next to continue.

Step 6: For the “What do you want the wizard to do” question, select the “Install the hardware that I manually selected from a list (Advanced)” option and then click Next.

➦ Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced)

Step 7: From the devices in the Common Hardware Types window, select Network Adapters and click Next.

➦ Network Adapters

Step 8: In the “Select the device driver you want to install for this hardware” window, immediately after selecting “Microsoft” in the Manufacturer section, some devices will be listed in the Model section.

Step 9: Select “Microsoft KM-TEST Adapter” and continue with Next.

➦ Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter

Step 10: In the “Hardware to install” window, click Next to start the Loopback Adapter installation.

Step 11: Loopback network card installation will begin and will be complete in a short time.

Step 12: After adding a Loopback card to your computer, restart your PC.

Step 13: After rebooting, watch the video to configure and configure the Loopback Adapter on the simulator program.

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