Some applications are dependent on network functionality and they would not install if a network card is not present. As you see, some network parameters are changing frequently so we will need a static network card.
Microsoft Loopback Adapter is a dummy network card, no hardware is involved. It is used as a testing tool for a virtual network environment where network access is not available.
Microsoft Loopback Adapter Installation for Windows XP:
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2. If you are in Classic view, click Switch to Category View under Control Panel in the left pane.
3. Double-click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Next.
4. Under See Also in the left pane, click Add Hardware, and then click Next.
5. Click Yes, I have already connected the hardware and then click Next.
6. At the bottom of the list, click Add a new hardware device, and then click Next.
7. Click Install the hardware that I manually select from a list, and then click Next.
8. Click Network adapters, and then click Next.
9. In the Manufacturer box, click Microsoft.
10. In the Network Adapter box, click Microsoft Loopback Adapter, and then click Next.
11. Click Finish.
Microsoft Loopback Adapter Installation for Windows 7:
1. Click Start – Search for cmd, right-click cmd and select “Run as Administrator”
2. From the command prompt, run “hdwwiz.exe“. This should launch the “Add Hardware Wizard“. Click Next.
3. Select “Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced)” and click Next.
4. Now from the list select Network Adapters and click Next.
5. Under Manufacturers, select Microsoft and select “Microsoft Loopback Adapter” under Network Adapter and click Next. This should start the installation. Click Finish when the installation completes.
This will ultimately solve the issue of print when internet is disconnected.