View Full Version : What is Parallels Shared Networking Adapter?

Feb 24, 2010, 11:57 AM
When I go to the System Preferences - Network, I can see two network adapters that I'm not sure of and what they do...

Parallels Shared Networking Adapter and
Parallels Host-Only Networking Adapter

both are active.

I have Parallels Desktop installed but I rarely even use it. Do these adapters have anything to do with it?

Feb 24, 2010, 02:40 PM
Yes, those are what enable your guest operating systems to communicate with the outside world or the host operating system, respectively.