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Hi,

 

Yes I read that.

The NAT service by itself does not consume any bandwidth, if it does then that would be a huge product defect.

So normally it is something in your guest that is still consuming the bandwidth you are having issues with.

Regardless of the “set as metered” configuration.

This is why I suggested “Host Only” networking as then your guests cannot connect to the network outside of your host.

That should solve your bandwidth issue, but if your guests still have to connect to the internet then that won’t work.

 

I do not know what you installed in those guests, so I cannot guess what is using the bandwidth.

Maybe it would help to use a packet sniffer to see what is using this bandwidth?

Sounds like that will be the only way to figure it out if you want to continue using NAT.

Wil

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