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Old 10-16-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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Running Virtual box

Why is it when i am running windows xp in Vbox it will not recognize my Internet connection?
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How did you configure the Vbox virtual Ethernet interface for this Virtual Machine ?
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This could be my problem i am not aware of how to configure this... is it through the actual XP install or a program on Vbox? i would like it to recognize my Wireless NIC. If you could inform me on how to do so i would greatly appreciate it
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You should be able to have VirtualBox use your host computer's network interface by going into the settings menu for your VM (the large gear button at the top of the main VirtualBox window if you're using the GUI), going to the Network section, and under the "Attached to" menu, choosing NAT (this bridges the VM's network interface to your host' least that's my understanding of it).

Hope that helps

If NAT doesn't work, then you can try the other options and see which one works out.

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Adding to what Mr Code wrote, that is the default set up so should already be configured if you haven't changed anything. That's what it says in the User Manual in "6.2 Introduction to networking modes".

In the default setup the hosts acts like a router for the guest(s), providng NAT and DHCP services in the same way that is common for SOHO Internet access ADSL modems (also know as broadband modems). See the User Manual "6.4 Network Address Translation (NAT)" for more.

In exactly the same way as on real hardware, it is Windows job to configure the virtual NIC with IP address, netmask, default gateway and DNS servers. If Windows configures the virtual NIC to use DHCP ("Obtain an IP address automatically") then it should (TM) all just work.

If not, tell us what you tried and what you saw including the output from running ipconfig /all in a Windows command prompt window.
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Is Virtual Box and Linux hostesd on VMWare mean the same?

Is "Virtual Box" similar to Linux running on a VMWare environment? Wanted to clarify this because I'm also unable to access the network from my VMWare environment.


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