Use Host-Only Network Settings

Parallels Desktop provides a closed network that is accessible only to macOS and Windows. macOS is connected to this network via the Parallels Host-Only Networking adapter automatically created on your Mac during the Parallels Desktop installation. The addresses for Windows are provided by the Parallels DHCP server.

Host-Only Networking

To configure Windows to use Host-Only Networking:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click the Parallels icon in the menu bar and choose Configure.
    • If the Parallels Desktop menu bar is visible at the top of the screen, choose Actions > Configure.
  2. Click Hardware and then click Network.
  3. In the Network pane, make sure that the Host-Only option is selected.

For the information about troubleshooting networking problems, refer to the Parallels knowledge base available at the Parallels website.