1.    06 Feb 2017 #1

    Host has 2 LAN adapters - use BOTH when running a VM without a switch


    Hi there

    You can get hugely better throughput on a VM (network wise) if you have 2 LAN adapters / NIC's and use 1 for the HOST and 1 for the VM when using VBOX or VMWARE. Set the VM to use BRIDGED networking (i.e it has its own IP address).

    With HYPER-V you can set a switch so no probs - but users with VMware / VBOX can use both and avoid having to use a "Virtual network adapter" giving faster network throughput.

    You'll also probably get better network browsing if you also set the DNS's is Google (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) rather than the standard ones you get from your ISP - if you don't like Google there are some other fast public DNS's around.

    Cheers

    Jimbo
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  2.    06 Feb 2017 #2
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    In Hyper-V you can use NIC Teaming:

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  3.    06 Feb 2017 #3

    Hi there
    @Kari

    Thanks -- great tip --will try it a bit later

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    06 Feb 2017 #4
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    I actually do the same thing as Jimbo45 giving a real nic because my VM is on a separate subnet that I use as router for my other computers.

    Basic setup:
    Internet >> Guest VM >> Wan side of TPlink router >> Lan side of router >> Host computer and 2 other computers

    I have no use for Teaming the nic's in my setup, If one lan goes down in either the guest or the host having redundency would not help I would have to reboot the affected guest or host or TPlink to regain a connection to the internet.

    Now if I could use teaming to get faster transfer speeds between my computers I would think about it but unfortunately that's not what it was designed for.
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  5.    06 Feb 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
    Now if I could use teaming to get faster transfer speeds between my computers I would think about it but unfortunately that's not what it was designed for.
    NIC teaming in Hyper-V adds to bandwidth / transfer speeds.
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  6.    06 Feb 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    NIC teaming in Hyper-V adds to bandwidth / transfer speeds.
    I don't think that would help my 4 port 1 gig per port SOHO router get faster speeds.

    Also even with a enterprise grade router it's not quite as simple as teaming 2 or more nics and your done
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  7.    06 Feb 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
    I don't think that would help my 4 port 1 gig per port SOHO router get faster speeds.

    Also even with a enterprise grade router it's not quite as simple as teaming 2 or more nics and your done
    My comment was not to tell you that you personally can get better transfer speeds. OF course not, I do not know your network and how it's set up.

    It was to correct the misleading comment of yours:

    Quote Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
    Now if I could use teaming to get faster transfer speeds between my computers I would think about it but unfortunately that's not what it was designed for.
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