Fixing Loopback Adapter "Unidentified Network"

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    LittleGiant MUnoob is offline
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    Fixing Loopback Adapter "Unidentified Network"

    I've had issues in the past with windows 7 getting the "Unidentified Network" problem when trying to install loopback adapter, i've had some people ask me on how to fix it, so i'll share a guide that i found useful to fixing the problem.

    In a lot of windows 7 machines you may come across his problem:


    It is quite common for this to happen. Here is how you fix it.

    1. Open the Network and Sharing Center, Manage Network Connections.
    2. Run REGEDIT.EXE as administrator. Locate the key “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}”.
    3. Expand each of the numeric sub-keys and locate the one with the “DriverDesc” matching the type of adapter you have trouble with, e.g. “Microsoft Loopback Adapter” or “Hyper-V Virtual Network Adapter“.
    4. Add a new 32bit DWORD value below this key called exactly “*NdisDeviceType” including the asterisk at the beginning but no spaces or quotes.
    5. Double-click the new value to edit it, and set it to 1 (Hexadecimal or Decimal entry mode does not matter in this case).




    6. In the Manage Network Connections “adapter settings”, right-click the loopback adapter then select Disable, then do the same to Enable.



    7. Windows will again show it as Enabled but skip the identification process. You can confirm this by viewing the Network and Sharing Center again, hit F5 to refresh if it didn’t update automatically.




    Source :
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    Last edited by KarLi; 08-06-16 at 03:10 PM. Reason: added thread prefix


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    LittleGiant MUnoob is offline
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    Re: Fixing Loopback Adapter "Unidentified Network"

    bump!

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    Re: Fixing Loopback Adapter "Unidentified Network"

    I never found loopback adapter useful for mu online


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    LittleGiant MUnoob is offline
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    Re: Fixing Loopback Adapter "Unidentified Network"

    Quote Originally Posted by KarLi View Post
    I never found loopback adapter useful for mu online


    Sent from my iPhone.
    If its hosted off a server its fine. But when you are testing locally its nice to have

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    Re: Fixing Loopback Adapter "Unidentified Network"

    Why? Even locally i never needed it


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    LittleGiant MUnoob is offline
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    Re: Fixing Loopback Adapter "Unidentified Network"

    Quote Originally Posted by KarLi View Post
    Why? Even locally i never needed it


    Sent from my iPhone.
    I've always had issues connecting to my own hosted games without loopback. Not sure why

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    Re: Fixing Loopback Adapter "Unidentified Network"

    hmm maybe u didnt had router/modem?

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    LittleGiant MUnoob is offline
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    Re: Fixing Loopback Adapter "Unidentified Network"

    Quote Originally Posted by KarLi View Post
    hmm maybe u didnt had router/modem?
    This is also mainly used for offline mode aswell when people are on the road wanting to test stuff without a connection.

    I guess that may have been my problem back then haha

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    #ChangeBrazil SmileYzn is offline
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    Re: Fixing Loopback Adapter "Unidentified Network"

    Uses windows hosts file, soo you can host a local GS with router network.
    You need only loopback adapter if you did not have an local conection, or cable disconnected for example.

    You need to add your no-ip shits into hosts file appointing to local address like:

    mu.no-ip.org 192.168.1.2

    Save and be happy;



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