I have been trying and failing to set up any kind of internet connection for my Windows XP virtual machine and would appreciate some assistance. My internet connection is via Airport, with the IP address of the host being I think the problem I'm having is either not knowing which settings I'm supposed to be changing or what configuration I need.
If so, how do I know which addresses I'm supposed to be using? In the Virtualbox preferences I also tried adding a host-only network and switching on the DHCP server, but when I ping any of the IP addresses used in the default configuration I just got either a "request timed out" or "destination unreachable" message. As a last resort I tried installing the guest additions but this stopped Windows from even being able to boot so that doesn't seem to be an option either. Taking all those points into account and trying not to complicate things, I thought I'd start over from the beginning again and the easiest option seemingly was to set-up a bridged adaptor connection and then in Windows XP manually specify the same IP addresses that the host has been assigned.
But this didn't work either - the guest was unable to ping the router and the host got automatically assigned a different IP address after a Finder alert appeared saying that another computer on the network was already using the same IP address. Looking at your host's WiFi adapter's IP address you will find that the address assigned to it is from the This is the reason for the issue as now the Nat driver for VirtualBox is confused by the fact that the host and guest addresses are from the same subnet. I know this is more than likely not the issue with most, but after many hours of trying to fix my internet connection from a Mac Air host to an Virtual Box XP guest I finally went into my network settings in XP and realized that the network was disabled.
Hopefully most are smart enough to look here first, but I wasn't. Again the law of parsimony proves true. Hope this helps some other poor dumb bastard. I tried all of this but it did not work for me, instead I tried to shutdown vb mac and go to the settings in the "Network" part and enable all "Adapters" like in the screenshots. It works for me.
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Fixed, great thanks. Just added Thank you so much! This actually worked for me. Helped so much!
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That is awesome! I had the same problem after my MBP cut out when the battery died. Tried everything to get the wifi to work again and this just did it!! Thank you!!! This is the first thing that has worked for me!
Weeks of frustration over this issue and my wifi is finally working again. I have searched the internet repeatedly to no avail :. Worked on my Macbook. Should have tried this two weeks ago! Fixed in minutes. Thank you, thank you, thank you! What luck to find your post which has instantly fixed my desktop imac running snow leopard. Wi-fi as lost after a software update and nothing I tried could restore it. It kept telling me that airport was OFF. And to turn it ON. But of course it would not turn on. After a shut down or sleep exactly the same thing is happening.
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He is the president of Coyote Moon, Inc. In the list of network ports on the left, you should see one or more items with a green dot next to it. These are your currently active network connections. You can have more than one active network port, but we're only concerned with the one that is marked with a green dot and is closest to the top of the list. This is your default network port; for most of us, it will be either Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Highlight the active default network port, and then click the Advanced button on the bottom right side of the window.
In the drop-down sheet that opens, click the WINS tab. If it doesn't, you'll need to change either the name on your Mac or the name on your PC.
If your Mac's Workgroup name matches the one on your PC, then your all set. Go to the Network preferences pane, as you did in the "Confirm Workgroup Name" section, above. In the Location drop-down menu, make a note of the current location name, which is probably Automatic.
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Click the Location drop-down menu and select Edit Locations. A list of current network locations will display. Make sure the location name you noted above is selected it may be the only item listed.