Flex direct connect with Mac

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Just as a data point, when running Windows 7 on an iMac using bootcamp, directly connecting the Flex 6300 to the computer sans a router, works perfectly. 

I'm prepping for a portable operation and had to know if I needed to buy a new router, but there is apparently no need to.

Note - Bootcamp directly addresses all of the hardware on the computer, so I do not know if this applies to Parallels.
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Parallels (or virtualbox or any other VM hypervisor) should work if you setup the networking in bridged mode. In shared mode it may not because parallels will act as a NAT router. 
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I have used Parallels on a MacBook in Bridged mode

SSDR works ok
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I've been using an iMac and MacBook Pro for a couple years now running Parallels in bridged mode (Win 7 & 10). No issues.
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Same here, Jay.