When you add an Ethernet adapter to a virtual machine, you select the adapter type, the network label and whether the device should connect when the virtual machine is powered on.

1

Start the Add Hardware wizard.

2

Select Ethernet Adapter, and click Next.

3

In the Adapter Type section, select a type.

4

In the Network connection panel, select either a named network with a specified label or a legacy network.

5

To connect the virtual NIC when the virtual machine is powered on, select Connect at power on.

6

Click Next.

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Review your selections and click Finish.