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How to install Microsoft Loopback Adapter on Windows 11

To install the Microsoft loopback adapter on MS Win 11 OS you must:

  1. Right-click on the window start menu icon and select Device Manager. The Device manager window will immediately open (or you may use any other way to open the device manager window)
  2. Left-click on Action, and select Add legacy hardware. The Add Hardware wizard will start.
  3. Click Next on its Welcome screen.
  4. Choose “Install the hardware that I manually select from a list” and click on Next
  5. Scroll down and select Network adapters from offered common hardware types and click on the Next button.
  6. Select Microsoft (not Microsoft Corporation|as the manufacturer, and then select Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter card model, click on the Next.
  7. Click on the Next
  8. Click on the Finish.

Multi tabbed, multi execution telnet/ssh clients

Working on our practical networking lessons our students and I, as their teacher, we are usually configuring several routers and switches (sometimes up to ten), which are accessible remotely. For this, we welcome the use of multi-tabbed and especially multi execution clients.

They allow us to eficiently organize working space and run commands in one task on all connected network equipments (for example to save running config).

Converting Windows Server 2019 Evaluation to Volume

Obtaining Evaluation version of Windows Server 2019 is possible directly via Microsoft Evaluation Center. But what to do with the already installed Evaluation version, if you obtain a license? You don’t need to do a reinstall using non-eval ISO. It is possible to convert Evaluation to Volume edition using these steps:

  1. Get a generic Volume key from Microsoft: or prepare your own key.
  2. Launch Command prompt or PowerShell as Administrator.
  3. Enter the following command (applies for Windows Server 2019 Datacenter):
DISM /online /Set-edition:ServerDatacenter /ProductKey:WMDGN-G9PQG-XVVXX-R3X43-63DFG /AcceptEula

You should reboot the system after successful command application.

How to setup a network bridge between a notebook wifi adapter and the MS loopack adapter under win 10

In this tutorial i will describe how to bridge a loopback adapter together with a wireless adapter of a notebook under windows 10. For this purpose we have to have installed Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback adapter (descriped in the artcicle How to install Microsoft Loopback Adapter on Windows 10).

So now we need to open the Network connections window. So: