I currently have a Windows Server 2008R2 box with a single physical NIC. For what I want to do I need two network adaptors in the box. To accomplish this, I added a legacy hardware device "Network Adaptor" and used the Microsoft Loopback Adaptor as the driver.
Now I have two network adaptors:
- NIC1 - Physical NIC
- NIC2 - Virtual (Loopback) NIC
My goal is to get NIC2 to piggyback off of NIC1 and be able to ping another server (
10.71.2.2) on the same switch (there is only one switch involved in this scenario).
Currently I can ping a server (
10.71.1.5) with no issues because it's using the physical NIC as its gateway. But I can't ping
10.71.2.2. I'm guessing because the driver I used (loopback) is creating an isolated network on NIC2.
Please Note: Normally one would just add a secondary IP to NIC1 (the physical NIC). If I did I could ping
10.71.2.2 with no issues (I have tried and it works). But in this case I need two network adaptors and not just a single one to make what I'm trying to do work.