I have a Surface Pro 2. I was able to successfully create a virtual machine on Hyper-V and install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit in it. That was fine. However, I can't an internet connection through Ubuntu. Of course, the wireless connection works perfectly on Windows 8.1 on the Surface Pro.

I have already created an external virtual switch on Hyper-V Manager that is 'bound' to the Marvell Avastar 350N Wireless Network Controller of the Surface Pro 2. After that I added that virtual switch to the virtual machine that has Ubuntu. However when I start Ubuntu on the virtual machine, it can't connect to the internet.

NOTE: when I create the virtual switch on Hyper-V manager and I go to "Network and Sharing Center" I can see the virtual switch but it says "No Internet Access". Now I have no idea how to fix this.

I would appreciate any help since I need to run Ubuntu for my Programming 3 class.

cat /etc/network/interfaces shows:

auto lo  
iface lo inet loopback   
  • @K7AAY hopefully that helps man. Thanks!
    – willy
    Jan 13, 2014 at 22:27
  • @K7AAY added what came up in the question. Not sure if it was supposed to work but it doesn't. Thanks again!
    – willy
    Jan 14, 2014 at 22:58

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I just had the same issue. The fix is fairly simple, create an internal switch, then set you wifi adapter to share its connection with the newly created internal network. You should be golden.

  • 3
    Can you explain how to do that?
    – Seth
    Feb 20, 2014 at 18:16
  • @pretakor how do i make the wifi adapter share the connection with the internal switch?
    – willy
    Mar 7, 2014 at 0:29

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