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Network Mode

  • Shared Network Traffic is routed directly by the host operating system and the guest shares a VLAN with the host. Services running on the guest and the host can see each other without additional configuration. This is recommended for new virtual machines.
  • Bridged The host creates a layer 2 bridge with the specified interface. This is for advanced users.

Bridged Interface

Only applicable for “bridged” network mode. Note that bridging with an Wifi interface may require additional configuration.

MAC Address

The MAC address is a unique identifier of the emulated network card.