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Old 02-20-2008, 09:09 PM   #1
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Internet Access from Guest virtual machine on Fedora 8


Newb here just installed Fedora 8 and created a guest Win2k system using the Virtual Machine Manager software (very nice). When creating the guest via the wizard, I selected the "Virtual Network" option with Network:default. However, I can't seem to get the guest internet connection working properly (can't browse web) once it's booted up. If I run an 'ipconfig' command in the Win2k guest I do see an IP address that is in the range that my router would typically provide.

So, any ideas how to get the internet working on the guest? The Fedora host is hard-wired to a router and all is set up for dhcp. Host has a good internet connection. There is another option when creating the guest (using the wizard) to select "Shared physical device", but when I try that option, the box for "Device" populates with "eth0 (Not bridged)", and the wizard won't let me exit from that screen (the device textbox clears itself when I click on the Forward button of the wizard). I assume that's because I must first bridge the network device, but I wouldn't know where to start with that.

Only other thing I'll mention is that I'd like to be able to make a VPN connection to a remote VPN site from the Win2k guest using the shared connection if this is possible.

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 09:27 PM   #2
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Are you being able to ping host and router from win2k machine?
 
Old 02-20-2008, 10:07 PM   #3
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Are you being able to ping host and router from win2k machine?
From the guest I can ping the host machine (ip address), but I cannot ping the router. From the host I am able to ping the router.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 03:53 AM   #4
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While installing Win2K host did you enable Bridge Networking or not? If not, please enable it. There is no need use NAT and Host only networking.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 10:08 AM   #5
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I'm not sure how to enable Bridge Networking. The only thing I see that seems related to that is in the wizard screen titled "Connect to host network" there is an option for Virtual Network (which is the only option that works) and Shared physical device. If I select 'Shared physicla device' then the Device dropdown populates with a grayed-out option for "eth0 (Not Bridged)", but I cannot proceed further with that selection because the dropdown clears itself the moment I leave the control. Is this where I should select a Bridge Networking, and what do I have to do so that the option shows that eth0 is Bridged instead of Not Bridged?

THanks, I'm going to be unavailable for the remainder of the day, but I'll look at any suggestions later tonight.
 
Old 03-06-2008, 11:22 PM   #6
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I finally resolved this issue by doing the following. In the Virtual Machine Manager user interface, select the entry for localhost/Qemu. In the menu, select Edit --> Host Details. Click on the tab for Virtual Networks, and Add a new virtual network. Be sure to set it for Forwarding: NAT to any physical device. I used a different internal IP address range. Then I stopped the 'default' virtual network and started the new one. Back at the Virtual Machine Manager, I selected my Windows virtual machine and added a network card to it, making sure to select the new virtual network for that card. That did the trick, I now have the internet successfully passing through to the virtual machine!!!
 
  


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