I am trying to bridge my Wifi connection to my hyper-v virtual machine but i have a few problems

Will Sh 20 Reputation points


I am new to virtual machines and I am using hyper-v as my service, I already have the virtual machine setup to the point where I can launch it using various tutorials, however, I have two problems, first of all, when I am trying to bridge my wifi connection to my external VM switch I lose connection to the internet, second of all, I don't believe that I am getting wifi on my virtual machine at all which may be solved by solving the first issue but I am not sure.

again I am still very new to this and would appreciate it if you helped with an easy step-by-step tutorial. Here are a couple of other things to bear in mind:

  • I am on a school computer, I am an administrator however I am restricted to some things,
  • chances are I will be fixing this issue at school and not on my home wifi so I probably cannot access youtube videos
  • I am using a surface pro with 8 gigs of ram, intel 11th gen core i5 & a 64-bit operating system, product id: 00328-20090-00000-AA649

Any help is appreciated if you need more information ask and I will provide it.



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  1. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP

    The Windows 10/11 Default Switch allows you to share your network connection using a NAT switch and it automatically assigns addresses to your virtual machines, you cannot remove or manage DHCP on the default switch.

    Much simpler to use an external vSwitch. When you create a new external vSwitch the internet protocols are removed from the adapter and the Hyper-V Extensible Switch protocol is added turning that physical port into a multi-port virtual switch. Connect your VMs to this vSwitch and use each VM's vEthernet to configure the addressing in the exact same manner as if it were a physical NIC



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