Windows 10: 1607 - no Wifi on HOST but Linux VM has no problem with Internet !!! Solved

  1.    18 Sep 2016 #1

    1607 - no Wifi on HOST but Linux VM has no problem with Internet !!!

    Hi there

    after no problem with all the various updates on Windows 1607 I've really got a strange one now

    Laptop (HP envy) has lost Wifi and Internet connectivity on the Windows HOST - but a Linux VM I'm running on the same laptop has absolutely NO problem connecting to both 2.4 and 5 GHZ wifi networks.

    The Wifi card in the computer is a bog standard Intel Dual Band Wifi adapter AC7265 -- been running fautlessly ever since the start of the W10 program.

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    Not sure why this adapter should suddenly stop working - I've checked the VM and it hasn't "hogged" the device by disconnecting it from the host.

    Reverting back to BEFORE latest updates were applied -- all working again.

    (No changes of any kind were made to the Linux VM so it's not the VM that's at fault here).

    Can't understand why this update should hose up a perfectly decent reliable piece of working hardware !!!!!!.

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       18 Sep 2016 #2

    Not knowing VMware, I was just wondering if it has a similar setting like this in Hyper-V:

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    When the option highlighted in above screenshot is selected in virtual switch properties, the virtual machines using this switch can connect to Internet but host has no Internet.
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  3.    18 Sep 2016 #3

    May not be relevant but there has just been an update to vmware (12.5).
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  4.    18 Sep 2016 #4

    Hi there

    VMware usually works by creating a Virtual Network adapter leaving the HOST to actually control the physical network adapter although like HYPER-V you can use the actual physical hardware too.

    I had previously updated VMware -- no problem whatsoever.

    The Linux system treats the actual Virtual Network adapter as a 1GB/s wired Ethernet connector even though the HOST is on Wifi.

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  5.    19 Sep 2016 #5

    Hi there

    Latest set of updates - re-applied and it's working again -- looked at the logs and couldn't see any error applying the updates last time !!!

    Sometimes Windows just does that though

    I think "It's the Ghost in the Machine" !!!! (can't remember the movie name that saying appeared in but it was good).

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