Need to add a legacy network adapter to my hyper v server


I need to be able to add a legacy network adapter to my hyper v server?

Do I need a 'special' network card?
How would I know if my network card can be legacy?
anything that could point me in the right direction ->

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Maidine FouadEngineerCommented:
You can edit the VM settings and Add Legacy network adapter" through the "Add Hardware" on the VM's settings page
defreyAuthor Commented:
Sorry Fouad, I should have mentioned that the legacy network option is not available.

See screen shot

David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
It has to be a type 1 not a type 2 virtual machine to give you the legacy network adapter
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defreyAuthor Commented:
Hi David,

Do you mean Gen 1 or Gen 2?

David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
yes must be Gen 1

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defreyAuthor Commented:
Hi David,

Tell me if I am wrong:

Gen I & Gen II use Type I
Microsoft Virtual PC uses Type II

so, taking out of the equation the types, you need a Gen Ito be able to see the legacy adapter.

Is that correct?

David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you need a hyper-v gen 1 to use a legacy adapter. I mistyped and should have stated Gen vs type
defreyAuthor Commented:
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