Parallels and 802.11x

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by richard4339, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

    richard4339

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    I've noticed that when running any version of Windows through Parallels when connecting through a network that uses 802.11x authentication, Windows can never see the network connection. Is there a way to work around this?
     
  2. richard4339 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    richard4339

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    Just an update. Parallels doesn't see the network adapter in the emulated version as a wireless adapter; it just sees if you have an active connection. If you're using a WPA encrypted network, for example, Parallels puts you on the network, and assigns a second IP address on your router to this virtual machine. However, it does not do this for the wireless zero connection.

    Any ideas anyone?
     
  3. theBB macrumors 68020

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    What is a wireless zero connection?

    My impression is that WPA authentication on OSX lets virtual XP use the network. Is that not the case?
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Not sure if this is your issue or not, but in my environment the MAC address of the wifi card must be registered. Parallels uses a virtualized NIC and has it's OWN MAC address. I simply changed the MAC address to be the same as the one I had registered for use and now I have no troubles at all.
     

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