|Title: ||How to install TCP/IP on a Windows System without an Network Adapter?|
|Keywords: ||TCP/IP,install,Network,MS Loop Adapter|
Is it possible to install TCP/IP on a Windows System without
a Network Adapter?
Yes, this is possible.
In order to configure the TCP/IP protocol, a network adapter is required
on Windows. However, if your system does not have a network card installed
you can use the following configuration:
This makes it possible to install the TCP/IP protocol. You can use the
host name "localhost" or the IP number 127.0.0.1 to reference your local
system since this is used by TCP/IP to address the local system.
- Windows NT
On the Windows NT platform you can install the MS Loopback Adapter.
You are required to configure an IP address for the Loopback Adapter.
We recommend to use an IP address reserved for internal usage (such as
192.168.1.1 with the Subnet mask 255.255.255.0) as defined by RFC 1597.
- Windows 95
On the Windows 95 platform you can configure the Dial-Up Adapter as
some kind of generic device. This is sufficient to bind the TCP/IP
protocol. No further configuration is required.
Please refer to the
Eloquence Installation and Configuration Manual
for more information.