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Can Hyper-v automatically select the active network adapter?

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Hi,

I'm using Hyper-v on a Windows 8.1 laptop.  I sometimes use it on Wi-Fi and sometimes on a wired network.  When I create an external virtual switch for my guest OS to use, I'm forced to select either the Wi-Fi device or the Ethernet device.  I'd like to have the virtual switch automatically route network traffic to whichever network device is connected.

I know that VMWare Workstation does this.  Is there any way to get this feature in Hyper-V?
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I don't think Hyper-V supports NAT and VMware Workstation does. If you use VMware in Bridged mode, I don't think it is automatic. But I use NAT on VMware on my laptop and then (because of NAT and DHCP from VMware) it is automatic.

So then I do not think Hyper-V will be automatic either.
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Hyper-V does not offer that option you have to add the external switch to the adapter AND then configure the client to use that switch.
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Great responses, gentlemen.

John's comment made me realize that I was assuming that Hyper-V had a guest networking option like the VMWare bridged network with the NAT option - which it doesn't.   David's comment gave me the details that I needed to search the web for information on how to set that up.

My thanks to both of you!
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@bryanhwoods  - Thank you for the update and I was happy to help.
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