What is Parallels Shared Networking Adapter?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2010
    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

    Aug 15, 2005
    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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