1.    28 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 52
    Windows 10 Pro x64 version 1703

    Wifi adapter no longer supported in Hyper-V virtual switch


    I have succesfully used a Hyper-V virtual switch connected to the wireless adapter in my laptop. All my VM's could access my LAN independently, and could get an ip address from the DHCP server. This means, AFAIK, that my wireless adapter can and does opererate in promiscuous mode.

    This worked up to build 10586. Today, I upgraded to build 11102, and this setup no longer works. It appears that wifi adapters are simply not supported with Hyper-V virtual switches. Bummer.

    When you try to configure a wifi adapter in a virtual switch, it is not simply grayed out, or otherwise made impossible, but it tries to go ahead and then gives an error message (see attachment)

    This does not make sense. There is no other bridge or switch configured.

    I found two work-arounds:

    - configure the wired ethernet adapter to the virtual switch, and create a bridge connection between the wired and the wifi adapters. For me this does not work, because I get an other error trying to create the bridge connection, which I will report in an other thread.

    - use ICS. This works, but has the huge disadvantage of having a NAT layer between the VM's and the rest of my network.

    Has anyone experimented with this, too?

    Bart
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  2.    05 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 version 1703
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    I am now at build 14257. I am still not able to create a virtual switch which connects to my wireless adapter.

    Bart
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  3.    06 Feb 2016 #3

    Hi there
    Sorry I can't help you - but I'd like to re-iterate that with the latest 802.11ac Wifi standards one should be able to get comparable to LAN speeds - with no messy wires all over the place so it seems to be a total stupidity to not provide Wifi support for HYPER-V.

    I'm sure even large businesses would be glad to get rid of LAN cables all over the place if the Wifi connections were fast enough.

    I hope that it's a glitch in your HYPER-V installation rather than ms removing Wifi support in HYPER-V. Wifi should now in general be superceeding fixed LAN.


    Cheers
    jimbo


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  4.    11 Feb 2016 #4
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    Wireless vs wired.


    Thanks for your comments.

    I am not so sure that wireless technologies will take over wired any time soon. Especially server systems, which generally do not walk around, will be kept wired.

    Remember: wireless is a shared medium, all users content for access to it. It is like Ethernet from 30 years ago. Modern wired technology is not shared, each client has direct and exclusive access to its own switch port.

    Regards,

    Bart
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