LAN without sharing?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by RainerB, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. RainerB

    RainerB Bit Poster

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    Hello,
    If I disable sharing, would I be able to connect to another Mac running Parallels
    in my LAN (Local Area Network via Ethernet)?
    (e.g. for playing games with LAN multiplayer)
    If so, could this cause potential security risks for the Macs?
    Thank you!
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
  2. Sathiya@Parallels

    Sathiya@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hi RainerB. You need to set the network source to 'Default Adapter' in the virtual machine's configuration window. Only then you can access the devices which are located in your network.
     
  3. RainerB

    RainerB Bit Poster

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    Thank you!
    And this works with sharing disabled and does not pose a security risk to the Macs?
     
  4. RainerB

    RainerB Bit Poster

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    Sorry, but I have to know this before buying:
    Does this work with sharing disabled (= separation between Windows and Mac)
    and does it not pose a security risk to the Macs?
     
  5. Sathiya@Parallels

    Sathiya@Parallels Staff Member

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    File sharing option is used to share the files and folders between the host and guest OS only. Even if you disable the file sharing option and set the network source to 'Default Adapter', IP address to the virtual machine will be assigned directly from the router/modem so that you can access other machines on the same network without any issues. Disabling the file sharing option does not pose any security risk on the Mac side.
     
  6. RainerB

    RainerB Bit Poster

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    Many thanks!
     
  7. Sathiya@Parallels

    Sathiya@Parallels Staff Member

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    You are welcome. Pleasure assisting you. Please post again for any additional queries.
     

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