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Networking pains

Last week my wireless router decided that it had enough and wasn’t going to work any more. This was annoying because I was due to give a user group presentation that night.

I got a new router up and working but today discovered that connectivity from my Hyper-V environment wasn’t working. With the previous router I’d configured bridging between a Hyper-V virtual network and the wireless adapter in my host. That had to be recreated at which point I discovered that the new router didn’t want to support bridging.

I ended up using RRAS and NAT to get the connectivity. The instructions I found here

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/john_paul_cook/archive/2008/03/23/using-wireless-with-hyper-v.aspx

provide most of what you need.

Remember to set the default gateways and DNS servers properly for it all to work.

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