Hi trinity, thank you for the reply.
I have already fixed the problem with the network, the problem in my virtual machine was related to drivers. I selected the option "intel desktop drivers" and then installed them from the intel website; after that I transferred them in the VM. Once I installed the drivers everything worked like a charm.
However the problem now is different. I know my thread is misleading but now I am asking help about the error I get on vm when i run my software
"sorry, this application cannot run under a virtual machine"
and another thing that I am trying to achieve, in case I don't fix the error above, is to get the drivers for win xp for my laptop and install the OS on the machine.