Windows – How to create a virtual network interface on Windows


On linux, it's possible to create a tun interface using a tun driver which provides a "network interface psuedo-device" that can be treated as a regular network interface. Is there a way to do this programmatically on windows? Is there a way to do this without writing my own driver?

Best Solution

You can do this on XP with the Microsoft Loopback Adapter which is a driver for a virtual network card.

On newer Windows version: Installing the Microsoft Loopback Adapter in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012