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Old 05-12-2007, 01:36 PM   #1
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Suse Internet Connection through Virtual PC


For a college assignment I have to set up an IDS in Linux. I have installed Suse 10 Enterprise Server in Microsoft Virtual PC and have the virtual suse and the base machine (XP) pinging eachother. The internet connection is broadband through a router. The connection works fine on the base computer, but although it can ping the virtual one, I can't seem to get an internet connection in Suse. Any ideas? I'm guessing its going to be some stupid little problem.
 
Old 05-12-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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Just some basic troubleshooting questions which you may have already checked:

Is the guest OS gateway set to the router's IP? Is the guest OS nameserver(s) set to a valid DNS server(s)? Is the guest OS netmask set to what the host uses?
 
Old 05-12-2007, 03:30 PM   #3
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Yes the guest OS's gateway is set to the router's IP. The DNS IP is set to be picked up by DHCP. If it's picking itself up an IP then im guessing it should be getting the correct DNS IP too since it works fine on the host OS. This really is starting to do my head in! Grrr
 
Old 05-12-2007, 03:34 PM   #4
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Double checked to be safe and both the host and guest are using the same gateway and DNS server
 
Old 05-12-2007, 04:03 PM   #5
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Did you set Adapter 1 for Virtual PC guest Networking settings to use the host's NIC or did you set it to Shared Networking (NAT)? I setup guest OS's to use the host's NIC and use static IP settings for the guest and have no problems. You might want to try static settings and make sure the Virtual networking settings are set to use the host's NIC.
 
Old 05-13-2007, 12:42 PM   #6
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I did originally have it set to use the host's NIC but I didnt even know the Shared Networking option existed, i gave it a try and it works fine now. Thanks for the help, very much appreciated.
 
  


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