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How to add a virtual Network Interface Controller (NIC) in Virtualization Station?

What is a virtual NIC?
It can be treated as a NIC working in a virtual machine. Visualizing a physical NIC into a visual NIC can allow a VM to connect to the Internet or bridge to different network segments.

For constructing different network segments, Virtualization Station provides five different NIC modules for adding virtual Network Interface Controllers (NIC) to virtual machines including Intel Gigabit Ethernet, NE2000, PCnet32, Realtek Fast Ethernet and Virtual Gigabit Ethernet.

Steps for adding a virtual NIC in Virtualization Station

Select a VM (virtual machine) that you would like to add a virtual NIC, and then click “Advanced”.

Click “Add Device” and select “Network” from the drop-down-list “Device Type”.

You can select what dedicated connection you would like to use from the drop-down-list “Mode”. “MAC Address” would be generated or you can click “Generate” to create a new one. There are five “Device Model” that can be selected from the drop-down-list “Device Model”, with e1000、ne2k_pci、pcnet、rtl8139 and virtio.

After finishing the configuration, click “Add”.

Configurations in VM

Click “Start” to launch the VM (virtual machine) and then click “Console” to enter the guest operating system.

Click “Start”, right-click on “Computer” and select “Properties”.

Click “Device Manager”

Click “Network adapters” and you will find the virtual network interface controller.

Please note: the virtual network interface controller may need you to install the driver manually.

Release date: 2014-03-06
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