Hyper-V Program Manager
Out of the box Hyper-V does not support connecting virtual machines to wireless network adapters. As a primarily server focused product this is a reasonable limitation - especially given evils that we need to do to get wireless network adapters to work with virtual machines. But all is not lost - it is possible to setup an internal virtual network (as discussed yesterday) and utilize Internet Connection Sharing (as discussed here) to get you up and going.
The first thing to do is to create a new internal virtual network switch:
Now to setup Internet Connection Sharing:
You can now connect virtual machines to the internal virtual network and allow them to access the Internet through your wireless network adapter.
Thanks for the post. I actually had just figured this out myself. :)
Thanks for the post! It def. helped me out.
How about enabling access to the VM's from the internet? Maybe a static route?
There is basic support in ICS for mapping specific services (like an FTP server) through. But to do this properly you would want to use full-fledged routing software (like RRAS) instead of just using ICS.
This however does not work for domain joined servers since most network administrators will disable ICS through Group Policy. I have a demo laptop with Hyper-V running. Many times I am accessing the internet through the corporate wireless. It is not possible to set up ICS in such a scenario for the guest VM's since the ICS is disabled through GPO.
Any other ideas?
Thanks for the post; really helped me out!
thanks for the post. It was really helpfull.
Cheers Ben, this trick still works with Hyper-V running on Windows 8.
But I don't understand why Hyper-V still doesn't support a wireless adapter, that shouldn't be too hard to implement?
Thanks for the info. I was just fighting with this yesterday!
Same problem Win8 - cannot get this to see the 8 wireless adapter when in VM Drive with XP loaded. Been struggling for 2 weeks to get internet and usb drive to be seen on Win8 Hyper V drive with XP, no luck.
This didn't work for me until I set the internal network's IP v4 as static, and set the IP to 192.168.137.1, and the DNS as 18.104.22.168. I think when the connection is shared it is supposed to do something like that using DHCP but it did not work after hours of trying. (windows 8.1, running xp in Hyper-V).
I'm running Windows 8.1 Enterprise. When I go to the sharing tab of my wifi connection I can enable Sharing but I don't see the option to select a network connection to share with.