Painfully Slow internet on Windows

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by Myles, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Myles

    Myles Bit Poster

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    Just installed Parallels 13 on my iMac and have bought Windows 10. However, download speed from the Windows 10 virtual machine is painfully slow. Have the config optimisation set to No limits. Pretty much everything is default settings as I have just installed.
    Any clue why Windows download speed so slow? Is there a setting somewhere I need to change?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. AJ@Parallels

    AJ@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hello Myles, Let us ensure that Parallels Tools are properly installed. Please follow this link to install Parallels Tools. If you see reinstall or update Parallels Tools then kindly reinstall it. Kindly go to Actions--> Configure--> Hardware--> Network1--> change the source to Bridged ( Default adapter ) and check if it helps.
     
  3. Myles

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    Great. Yes thanks. That has done the trick.. Out of interest, what is going on there?
     
  4. Sathiya@Parallels

    Sathiya@Parallels Staff Member

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    Setting the network source to 'Default Adapter' will obtain the IP address directly from the router/modem. Hence, you will get the maximum network speed in the virtual machine also.
     
  5. Myles

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    Gotcha. Not sure why that is not the default setting therefore?
     
  6. Sathiya@Parallels

    Sathiya@Parallels Staff Member

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    By default, the network source will be in 'Shared'. However, you can change the settings based on your requirements or if you experience issues with the 'Shared' network option.
     

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