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  1. Joined : Feb 2015
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       22 Oct 2016 #31

    Barman58 said: View Post
    Just a word of advice, if you are using multiple devices to access the internet, it makes good sense to add the "best" DNS server data to the router and set any or all that allow to get their DNS from the Router, ( This is normally the default for most devices anyway) which means you only have to change the server addresses once to act on all devices should you decide to change servers in future
    I haven't done anything yet, but I would suspect, changing the router, would also be easier,
    seeing I use Hyper-V, and in doing so my system(VMs and host alike) uses a virtual Ethernet switch,
    meaning if I just change the router, I won't have to fiddle around creating new switches and having to reset my al 3 of my VM's to it.
    Or is that assumption wrong?
    I did say, networking is my weak point.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       22 Oct 2016 #32

    The way I understand how routers work with virtualisation ( not a lot of depth), they should use the main settings from the physical router to set the virtual device so setting the physical DNS server should work as it does for "real" devices
    @Kari, may be the best person to ask for specifics with VMs
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  3. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       22 Oct 2016 #33

    Barman58 said: View Post
    The way I understand how routers work with virtualisation ( not a lot of depth), they should use the main settings from the physical router to set the virtual device so setting the physical DNS server should work as it does for "real" devices
    @Kari, may be the best person to ask for specifics with VMs
    Thanks Nigel, you tagged him, so he should show up soon
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Oct 2016 #34

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Or is that assumption wrong?
    The answer to your question is a very clear Yes, Maybe and No

    Yes: if new router has same default gateway IP, in my case 192.168.2.1, and if network name remains the same, then your previous virtual switches should work.

    Maybe: MAC addresses might cause issues with using old switches with new router.

    No: If default gateway and / or network name changes, you need to either edit the switches or remove them and create new ones.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
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    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       22 Oct 2016 #35

    Or use a VPN service provider?
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  6. Joined : Feb 2015
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       22 Oct 2016 #36

    Kari said: View Post
    The answer to your question is a very clear Yes, Maybe and No

    Yes: if new router has same default gateway IP, in my case 192.168.2.1, and if network name remains the same, then your previous virtual switches should work.

    Maybe: MAC addresses might cause issues with using old switches with new router.

    No: If default gateway and / or network name changes, you need to either edit the switches or remove them and create new ones.
    ???
    I'm sorry Kari, I said I'm a network dummy.
    If I just make the change here;
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    Will I need to change anything else?
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Oct 2016 #37

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I'm sorry Kari, I said I'm a network dummy.
    My apologies, I think we have a misunderstanding here. You wrote:

    Cliff S said: View Post
    ... meaning if I just change the router, ...
    I read that as if you were talking about replacing old router with a new one, but apparently you meant changing DNS settings on the router instead, not change / replace the whole physical device .


    Cliff S said: View Post
    If I just make the change here will I need to change anything else?
    No. You are correct here; changing the DNS settings on router forces your vEthernet switches (virtual switches) use those settings even if they are not overridden in individual virtual machine's DNS settings.
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  8. Joined : Feb 2015
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       22 Oct 2016 #38

    Kari said: View Post
    My apologies, I think we have a misunderstanding here. You wrote:



    I read that as if you were talking about replacing old router with a new one, but apparently you meant changing DNS settings on the router instead, not change / replace the whole physical device .




    No. You are correct here; changing the DNS settings on router forces your vEthernet switches (virtual switches) use those settings even if they are not overridden in individual virtual machine's DNS settings.
    Great, thanks Kari, now to decide if I want to do it
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Oct 2016 #39

    That was my bad. I answered a totally wrong question based on that misunderstanding. That answer will be valid when you ask "Do I have to recreate my external virtual switches if I replace my router?"
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  10. Joined : Feb 2015
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       22 Oct 2016 #40

    Kari said: View Post
    That was my bad. I answered a totally wrong question based on that misunderstanding. That answer will be valid when you ask "Do I have to recreate my external virtual switches if I replace my router?"
    We were talking about DNS settings, I meant to write "change the router's" apostrophe "S" to show possession. my bad.
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