• I just purchased a ASUS Notebook N76V.
  • I first upgraded the OS to W8 Pro.
  • I activated the Hyper-V feature.
  • Everything runs fine. I can create virtual switches / Import VMs / Create new VMs / Boot my VMs.
  • I configured the IP addresses / Sub-masks / default gateway
  • I disabled my firewalls
  • Under Hyper-V all my network adapters seem to run OK
  • I've tried all the 3 types of Virtual Switches (Internal / External / Private)
  • I can never access my default gateway. The only thing I can ping is the VM itself.
  • I've created many virtual environments before, where my host machines were either a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 R2. I've never had problems to access the default gateway and other WMs on the virtual network.
  • This is the first time I'm using Hyper-V on W8, and the first time I'm using the ASUS N76V Notebook.
  • Is there anything in particular I have. to configure?

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  • Describe your virtual switch configuration and your network hardware. – Michael Hampton Aug 5 '13 at 0:13

Configure every virtual network adapter to the external setting. They will be bridged to a physical network interface and behave as if they were connected in the same device as your physical network adapter.

If you have a DHCP server, it will serve them IP addresses. If you don't, you need to configure static IP addresses in the same subnet as the default gateway you're talking about.

  • Thank you Greg, Yes with the external setting it seems to work. I'm able to ping all the VMs and my host as well. It is normal that I can't ping my default gateway ( It seems to me that I was able to do that in previous labs, when I had a 2012 as host and a private setting. – user243531 Aug 6 '13 at 1:17
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