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fallenstardust 08-14-2012 12:11 PM

virtualbox xp guest, no internet. Mint 13 Mate host
I have just installed Mint 13 Mate host os, and installed xp pro in virtualbox to run netflix.

I connect to the net through a wireless atheros card.

Searching forums, people say to change to bridged in vbox's network settings. I have tried all the options in vbox's network; NAT, bridged, Internal, Host-only, unchecking the cable connected box; still nothing.

Bridged gives me the connected but limited or no connectivity bubble, with zero connectivity.

I have added no firewall or antivirus in xp

Really really stumped, please help!

Kustom42 08-14-2012 12:40 PM

This could be a DHCP issue with the Windows OS. Check the event viewer inside of your XP guest to see what it is reporting, if it's something related to DHCP try assigning a static IP for it inside of your router. This has come up before in a similar setup a friend of mine had where the XP system was not leasing the IPs correctly through DHCP inside of the guest.

fallenstardust 08-14-2012 01:33 PM

xp says "the problem occurred because the network did not assign a network address to the computer"

I was just looking and someone else said to use NAT and manually resolve the ip address to

I don't have a clue what that means, or how to go about it!

Could you spoon feed me please :o

Thanks so much

fallenstardust 08-14-2012 03:36 PM

ok, I blundered through, added in my router the mac address and assigned a static ip address to it, chose bridged and eth0, with PC-net FAST III and it works!


Kustom42 08-14-2012 03:41 PM

Yep, you beat me to a response. DHCP does wierd things inside of guest VMs sometimes, I almost always assign a static internal IP.

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