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    Random question, I'm looking but thought i'd ask the hive mind.


    Does esx (or esxi) support wireless ethernet cards on the host?
    By this I mean, instead of using the gigabit ethernet interface for vswif0, could I use a wireless card?
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    Re: host wireless support?

    according to a quick search on the HCL there are no WIFI card supported
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      Re: host wireless support?

      Just as a matter of interest why would you?
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        Re: host wireless support?

        just out of curiousity mainly, however,

        I'm currently living in a place where free wifi is provided. I've got a laptop, and I'd like to setup a new ESX(i) server as a test bed again, however I don't want to buy a switch of my own, as power is very limited.

        So I figured, maybe I could run vwsif0 on the wireless network and setup a vNetwork that's got a virtual linux router or similar (complicated, but oh well)

        I might consider trying a crossover and do the same thing.. worth thinking about

        (I also need a budget from the boss.. )
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          Re: host wireless support?

          I don't know if it is possible, but can you make use of directpath to connect the vm the the wificard.
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