The version number of Hyper-V manager is 6.2.9200.16384 This is what came with my Windows 8 work laptop (by enabling Windows features)
The blogs I read indicated that I need an external switch for my guest OS to access internet, and an internal one for them to share folder with my Host OS. I proceeded to create an external virtual switch, and here is the screenshot.
After setting up the network adapters on the guest OS, I peeked into host OS networking, and saw that Network Bridge was already created. GREAT! So I fired up my guest OS and darn, no internet. Then I noticed that my host internet was gone, too. I looked further and found that even though I have a network bridge, no connection has the status "Bridged"
Once I removed the bridge (by removing individual connection from the bridge, I know, weird, since none of them say "Bridged" in status) I re-selected the connection that I want and add them to the bridge to create a new network bridge. Once my wireless connection status shows "Bridged", I was able to get to internet from my guest OS.
Two things I noticed after I got internet for everyone ( my host and guest OS):
- My network adapters in the host OS no longer shows "Bridged", but everyone can still get to the internet
- The virtual switch that I set up for "External" is now showing to be "Internal", and I was able to create shared folder between host and guest OS. This means I didn't have to create the other "Internal" virtual switch.