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Windows 7: internet sharing from VP to host


18 Aug 2010   #1

7 64 bit
 
 
internet sharing from VP to host

Hello,

I have RTL8187L chipset USB wifi device. I am using Windows 7 ultimate 64bit os. I have got common rtl8187L driver problem. I couldn't recognize this chipset on win 7 64bit os. I used all version driver on internet but it is not working on 7.

My usb wifi work on XP very well. therefore I perefer to use xp mode on Windows 7.

I have wifi adsl modem and shoul connect via usb wifi from desktop pc. I would like to share internet connection from windows virtual pc to my host desktop pc. I tried loopback NIC but I couldnt complete. I concern right solutions to share my internet connection on my VP to host pc.

Thanks in Advance
Burak

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24 Aug 2010   #2

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there
the hardware MUST WORK on the HOST machine. If the USB WiFi device fails on the Windows 7 X-64 host machine then your VM won't have Internet connectivity.

The HOST USB driver must be active before you can use the USB device on your VM.

Another example I have a Canon 1240 scanner which won't work on Windows 7 but it Will work on an XP VM since the Virtual USB driver on the host just "passes this through" to the VM.

A Network device is slightly different as you MUST have a physically working Network device on the host before you can activate the "Virtual Network" device on the VM.

So I'm afraid you will either have to get a new Windows 7 X-64 compatable WiFi device or install Windows 7 X-86.

Cheers
jimbo
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