What is Parallels Shared Networking Adapter?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by SquintKid, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 24, 2010
    #1
    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?
     
  2. macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2005
    #2
    Yes, those are what enable your guest operating systems to communicate with the outside world or the host operating system, respectively.
     

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