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How can I use my wireless adapter with Microsoft virtual server 2005 ?

I bought a new Gateway 6755 ( since it came with 3gb ram) with the intention to useing it to test different Os with MIcrosoft virtual machine in my study lab.  The problem i am having its that Microsof Virtual server does not recognise my wireless network adapter. My wireless adapter is a Marvel topdog express 802.11g ec85.  I checked the adapter and aded Virtual service to it but when i log into the Virtual admin page my wireless adapter does not show up as a choice ot adapters to choose. Is there a work around to this  ? I refuse to believe that the only way to have my virtual network communicate with my local network is to sit strap with a cat 5. Thanks in advance,,,Jb
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Amit BhatnagarTechnology Consultant - SecurityCommented:
You can install a Microsoft Loopback Adapter, bind all your VMs to the Loopback Adapter and then enable ICS on the Wireless NIC to enable Internet on the Loopback. Wireless is not supported by MS VS2005. It is infact not even supported by Hyper-V in Server 2008.
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jbovalleyAuthor Commented:
Sorry i  am a novice at this ...can you further explain as to how to do what you just mentioned . Thanks
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Amit BhatnagarTechnology Consultant - SecurityCommented:
Here on how to install a Microsoft Loopback Adapter.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839013

Once, you have the Loopback Adapter installed, bind Virtual Service to it. Then restart the Host machine. This should start showing the Loopback Adapter as a choice in the available adapters list.
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Amit BhatnagarTechnology Consultant - SecurityCommented:
Did it work? Do let me know incase you get stuck..:)
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jbovalleyAuthor Commented:
re: Bamit99
                     I tried the loopback adapter but i couldn't get it to work,  what I did was create another vmnet fro the Vmware program and bridged it with my wireless connection. After I configured Dns on the host and used the host as my gateway and dns for my VMs. It works great and the Domain i functions fine also; all test come back "Pass" when I run netdiag from the  VM  stations.
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Amit BhatnagarTechnology Consultant - SecurityCommented:
Coool !! Thanx for the update !
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