Virtial NIC for offline registration and functioning of Plugins

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  1. Classic

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    I was installing Overloud Plugins on a DAW that i did not want to have any internet connection
    There is a network present but only for transferring files from a Linux computer connected to the
    internet to the DAW without gateway.

    So when i registered the plugins (like Overloud or Goodhertz) and i disabled the hardware NIC,
    the plugins where unregistered again.

    I found a sollution for this. It's simple and does not need any 3rd party software.

    Windows 10 :

    Right Click "This PC" and select "Manage"
    In the left panel, select "Device Manager"
    Then in the right panel select "DESKTOP" at the top
    Select from top menu "Action" and select "Add Legacy Hardware"
    Click "Next", then select 2nd option "Install the hardware that i manually select from a list (Advanced)"
    Scroll down and select "Network Adapters" and click "Next"
    Select "Microsoft" in the left panel
    Select "Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter" in the right panel
    Click "Next"

    Done.

    Remember to disable your real Hardware Network Adapter, and only let the Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter enabled to register the plugins.

    Hope this is usefull for people who have struggled with this like me.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
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  3. dadgad

    dadgad Ultrasonic

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    Very useful, thanks.
     
  4. mhacko

    mhacko Noisemaker

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    so is not enough or disconect the adapter and turn off the firewall or vice versa?

    ....or adapter disconnect or adapter connect but unplugg cable....
     
  5. Olymoon

    Olymoon Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion. Staff Member

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    Yes, this solution will be useful for many members and many different situation.
    Thank you for explaining this :wink:
     
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