Error during configuration of Hyper-V external virtual switch using Wi-Fi network adapter



During configuration of Hyper-V Virtual Switch (type external) on Windows 8 Pro I get an error "Error applying Virtual Switch Properties changes // Failed while adding virtual Ethernet switch connections" after setting Virtual Switch parameters (checked "External network", checked "Allow management...") and pressing Apply button.


The external Virtual Switch I am trying to create using my Intel Centrino Wireless-N network adapter. Actually just after the error occurs the Network Bridge network adapter is created in my computer and my Wi-Fi network adapter status changes into enabled and bridged. Now my computer by default successfully connects to Network Bridge network adapter instead of Wi-Fi network adapter but unfortunately an external Virtual Switch in Hyper-V Virtual Switch Manager is not created so I cannot use it in my VM's.


Any help is very appreciated.

Thank you in advance.


Best regards,



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Last updated August 17, 2019 Views 36,987 Applies to:




Please follow the suggestions provided by “Rob Boyers” dated on “Thursday, November 29, 2012 9:59 PM” from the link mentioned below.


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