Promox on Laptop using WiFi?


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Sep 12, 2019
I would like Promox on a laptop for the versatility of using a range of Operating Systems. I found the following post where a member wants to use Promox with a Wi-Fi adapter on a workstation. The Wi-Fi adapter is wanted for using both the admin utility and bridged or routed access to the internet for other operating systems.
Does this type of set up continue to require a specialized setup in the latest release of Promox the following post indicates?

The links provided in the following post no longer point to the intended information.

Forum Post:
(link to post)
(The title of the post is, "Intel nuc, nuc5i7ryh Proxmox connect Wi-Fi"

Wolfgang, Proxmox Staff Member last on the forum: Jul., 11, 2019
The Promox staff member has not been on the forum for approximately one month and is my reason for making a general post.

Question from the forum member:

I know very little Linux etc.

I bought an Intel NUC, nuc5i7ryh and installed Proxmox on it.
I am at the point where it says please use your web browser to configure this server - connect to:
(external web link not allow on post to this forum).

Is there a way that I can connect this to my home Wi-Fi at this step?
I type lspci and I see the following listed: Network Controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7265 (rev 59).

How can I connect to my home Wi-Fi, so I can then connect to the web address it wants me to go to?
I know I can just plug it in. But, will want to use wireless anyway so hoping can do it at this step.

Many thanks for any help.

May 17, 2018
Wolfgang's response.

You can use Wi-Fi to manage Proxmox VE Host, but you can not use it as bridge interface for the guests.
If you like to use the Wi-Fi for your guests too, you must make a custom routed setup, and this needs Linux network knowledge.
A starting point for you,

Best regards,

If the question is for the more current documentation - this is part of the reference documenation (and has been for quite some time):

Apart from that - to my knowledge using a wifi-interface in station/client mode in a bridge is still not (generally) possible

I hope this helps!


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