Whonix Gateway & Workstation vs Whonix Gateway & Windows/Linux VM


New to this community, And also new to using whonix.

2 questions:

  1. Running whonix gateway and windows vm, I have changed the windows vm’s settings to internal network and updated the ipv4 parameters to:

IP address:
Subnet mask:
Default gateway:
Preferred DNS server:

Am I losing some of the whonix stability/security while using it as described?

  1. Any way to use more then 1 windos or linux vm together with that 1 whonix gateway?
    If I change the same above parameters on a 2nd windows vm, 1 or both often are aborted.

Thank you.


Good day,

regarding the use of a Windows-based-Workstation, please refer to this, there everything, including possible security issues is explained: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Other_Operating_Systems

Furthermore, you may use multiple workstation with one gateway, as explained here: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Multiple_Whonix-Workstations

Have a nice day,



Thank you Ego for the informaton and prompt reply.
Have a nice day.