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Does Workspace use Internet from AWS or local Internet?

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Greetings!

Just started playing with Workspaces and I'm curious if the Internet in Workspaces is from my local ISP or from AWS? I noticed it has a different IP so not really sure. If I log in now, I can browse the Internet, but again not sure if it's using mine that I connect to or from AWS. I also have the running mode in "Autostop" but I want to change it to "Always On" with the expectation that I can log in from anywhere and see my desktop in the last state it was in using the same Internet.

Any confirmation or clarification on this would be appreciated!

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When you browse the internet from your Workspace its using the AWS internet connection. https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/workspaces-enable-internet/

For Modifying the RUnning Mode to Always On, see https://docs.aws.amazon.com/workspaces/latest/adminguide/running-mode.html#modify-running-mode

To modify the running mode of a WorkSpace

Open the WorkSpaces console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/workspaces/

In the navigation pane, choose WorkSpaces.

Select the WorkSpace to modify and choose Actions, Modify Running Mode Properties.

Select the new running mode, AlwaysOn or AutoStop, and then choose Modify.

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answered 14 days ago
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  • Thanks Matt! This was exactly what I was looking for,

    WDes

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When deploying Workspaces you define networking (subnet) and would have two options:

  • Launch your WorkSpaces in private subnets and configure a NAT gateway in a public subnet in your VPC.
  • Launch your WorkSpaces in public subnets and automatically or manually assign public IP addresses to your WorkSpaces. You can look for more details on this admin guide page.

Note: Be aware that assigning public IP to your Workspace would mean they might be reachable directly from internet depending on your security groups configuration.

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