Windows 11 Hyper-V on Windows 11


Cyclops1055

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I upgraded my laptop to Windows 11 last week, I enabled Hyper-V and installed Windows 11 Pro on a VM, everything seems to work fine except internet connection. I searched the web and found a few things that I tried and only one ended up working temporary.

I launched Hyper-V Manager and went into Virtual Switch Manager and created an External virtual switch which I linked to my wireless adapter. The first time I launch the Windows 11 VM I had Internet connectivity, after maybe about an hour (or less) of using the VM browsing the Internet, all of a sudden I have no more Internet connection. I shut it down, restart the VM and still no connection. The only way it seems to work is if I delete the Virtual Switch, save changes and then recreate the External Virtual Switch again, launch VM and now I have Internet again.

Any ideas why I would lose connection and then it not seeing the connection anymore?
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E7450
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5300U CPU @ 2.30GHz 2.29 GHz
    Memory
    8 GB

pparks1

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you should be able to use the built in Default Switch and just use that without having to create your own External virtual switch. Creating your own way back in the day used to be the only way, but since the Anniversary update or thereabouts in Windows 10, they introduced a default switch that should get you internet access via NAT without having to do anything.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Beelink SEI8
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8279u
    Motherboard
    AZW SEI
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 2666Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus 655
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus ProArt PA278QV
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe
    PSU
    NA
    Case
    NA
    Cooling
    NA
    Keyboard
    NA
    Mouse
    NA
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Mini PC used for testing Windows 11.

Cyclops1055

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you should be able to use the built in Default Switch and just use that without having to create your own External virtual switch. Creating your own way back in the day used to be the only way, but since the Anniversary update or thereabouts in Windows 10, they introduced a default switch that should get you internet access via NAT without having to do anything.
I tried the "Default Switch" that's the connection I chose when I initially created the VM and it never connected to Internet, that's why I had to create and Eternal virtual switch.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E7450
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5300U CPU @ 2.30GHz 2.29 GHz
    Memory
    8 GB
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