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  1. Bree's Avatar
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    Steve C said: View Post
    ...I now have a working activated XP VM with internet support for experimental use...
    Be careful out there. Remember the old advice for XP to NOT sign in as a user with administrative rights (or worse still, the Administrator) if you're going to browse the web. I'd create a standard user account for that. We get a bit lazy in 10, with UAC to protect us and admin users running most processes as a standard user anyway.

    Oh, and make a Checkpoint now, before the inevitable(?) happens
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    Steve C said: View Post
    The default network switch seems to be linked to an internal network and can't be changed.
    Default Switch is an internal switch. Your main NIC, usually wired Ethernet adapter then shares its connection with it.


    Bree said: View Post
    I don't use the default switch either, I like to see and use all my physical and VM machines on my network, each sharing out its own C:\Temp folder for easy file transfer.
    The idea of Default Switch is to protect host by putting the VM behind isolated NAT. Networking between all virtual machines using Default Switch is OK, but they cannot connect to host. For that, VM must use an external switch.

    The above is extremely simplified explanation, but it's about how Default Switch works.

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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    Kari said: View Post
    The idea of Default Switch is to protect host by putting the VM behind isolated NAT. Networking between all virtual machines using Default Switch is OK, but they cannot connect to host. For that, VM must use an external switch.
    The above is extremely simplified explanation, but's about how Default Switch works.
    Thanks, I didn't know that when I first started using Hyper-V but I soon found out by trial and error. At first I thought I was doing something wrong.

    I want my VMs and real PCs to be able to see each other, so I generally use an external switch. I can see how an isolated network can be useful for testing 'potentially suspect' software though. My interest is testing interoperability on a network with a mix of different OS, so the external switch suits me.
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    Kari said: View Post
    Default Switch is an internal switch. Your main NIC, usually wired Ethernet adapter then shares its connection with it.




    The idea of Default Switch is to protect host by putting the VM behind isolated NAT. Networking between all virtual machines using Default Switch is OK, but they cannot connect to host. For that, VM must use an external switch.

    The above is extremely simplified explanation, but it's about how Default Switch works.

    Kari
    I now have internet access using my own external switch linked to a legacy network adapter, updating XP plus using Firefox. Are you suggesting if I revert to the default internal switch that internet access should still work?
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  5. Kari's Avatar
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    Steve C said: View Post
    I now have internet access using my own external switch linked to a legacy network adapter, updating XP plus using Firefox. Are you suggesting if I revert to the default internal switch that internet access should still work?
    I am just saying that Default Switch in Hyper-V is always an internal switch. The reason you had no connection using it was / is not because it is internal.
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    I am just saying that Default Switch in Hyper-V is always an internal switch. The reason you had no connection using it was / is not because it is internal.
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    Kari
    OK - I discovered just assigning the default virtual switch to the XP VM legacy network adapter works.

    The only problem now is that after I have been using the VM and reboo the host PC, the host PC does not appear in its Network window or on other PCs but it does appear if you enter the full path into Explorer e.g. \\My_Computer. All works fine after I do a Network Reset. It seems the act of using the VM screws up the network configuration for some reason.
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