I'd like to install a Wireless USB NIC in my ESXi Host at Home Lab, because I cannot connect a ethernet cable (My PC and my Wireless Router are in different rooms). Is it possible?
My gut feeling is no, given that ESXi is built for enterprise-grade rather than consumer hardware, but you might find something here:
Think outside of the box in this case, look at a powerline adapter or a wireless bridge. These let you connect the eithernet cables into adapters and on the esxi side its just the standard wired connection.
Actually I'm using a TPLink Powerline Adapter, but this device causes electrical interference in some equipments in my home, and because that I was searching for an alternative solution.
Anyway, thank you all.
if it's a home lab,
Do you have a spare/old wifi router? or a raspberry pi with a wifi card?
Set that into bridging mode and connect it to your wifi network... then plug the ethernet from ESXi to the bridge router/homebrew pi contraption...
That works for my home setup
And yes I agree those ethernet over power line are very noisy!
I hope this helps..
I was in the same situation and what I did was configure as a bridge an old TP-link wireless router and then connect the ESXi host with ethernet. it is working wonderfully.
Basically am receiving the network trough wifi and then pass to the PC by cable.