Like most people you probably run at least one or two virtual machines on your host, be it a desktop or laptop. And most companies allow you to VPN into the office network provided you connect through only one machine. This can be troublesome if you want to connect to the VPN using your host and virtual machine(s).
Follow these steps to allow all VMs and the Host to connect to a VPN.
- In Add/Remove hardware, add a Microsoft loopback adapter.
- Open the VPN adapter properties and enable Internet Connection Sharing and have it use the recently created Loopback adapter.
- Now in Virtual Server, create a new “Virtual Network” and set the “Network adapter on the physical computer” as the Loopback adapter
- Next, for each VM that you need to have connected to your VPN, add a Virtual Network Adapter that is connected to the Virtual Network you just created.
- On your host, establish the VPN connection.
That’s it. Boot up your VMs and they will be able to use your Host’s VPN connection.keep looking »