How to Share Your Network Connection with Hyper-V in Windows 10

Share Your Network Connection with a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

If you don’t have already have virtual machine setup, check out our previous article for instructions. If you already do, proceed to launch the Hyper-V manager. Select your virtual machine then click Virtual Switch Manager under the Actions pane.

Step 1

Select New virtual network switch, select Internal then click Create virtual switch.

Step 2

Enter a name for your switch then select Internal. Click Apply then OK.

Step 3

Select your virtual machine then click Settings under the Actions pane.

Step 4

Select the Add Hardware tab, select Legacy Network Adapter then click Add.

Step 5

Click in the Virtual switch list box then select the connection created earlier, mine is Groovy Connect. Click Apply then OK.

Step 6

Right-click the network icon in the connection icon in the Notification area then click Network and Sharing Center. There you will see your newly created connection.

Step 7

In the same window, click Change Adapter Settings, select your network connection through which your computer connects to the Internet. Right-click the connection, click Properties, select the Sharing tab then check the box All other network users to connect through this computers Internet connection.

Step 8

You should now have the Internet set up in your virtual machine. This works whether you are using a wired or wireless connection.

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