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    Question- How would I add a wireless usb adapter as a second network interface to a vm. I know this is probably simple I've just never done it before.
    It's for labbing for my 70-642 connecting to networks chapter.
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    Do USB passthrough to the VM and install the USB WiFi drivers there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earweed View Post
    Question- How would I add a wireless usb adapter as a second network interface to a vm. I know this is probably simple I've just never done it before.
    It's for labbing for my 70-642 connecting to networks chapter.
    If you don't need it to show up as a wireless adapter in the VM, you can just install it on the host and create a new network using the network editor that uses it. Also you don't necessarily even need to add a physical NIC to the server, you can add multiple NICs to a VM that are connected to the same network.
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    Got it to work fine, just had the VM powered on and connected the wireless usb, installed the drivers then changed the original nic of the vm to my intranet. It's working..lol
    Got one VM with 2 nics one to internet one to intranet, another vm with a wireless and a nic conected to the intranet. Easier than I thought it would be.
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