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Windows 7: Help Setting Up VBox With Windows Xp(can not connect to internet)

28 Dec 2010   #1
RBryan

windows 7 ultimate 64Bit
 
 
Help Setting Up VBox With Windows Xp(can not connect to internet)

im new with VirtualBox , i got VirtualBox running in my laptop with windows 7 and is connected to my wifi router ..

and yes the internet of my pc is working.

now i already installed windows Xp in Virtualbox but my problem is that windows xp is not connecting to the internet

since i have wireless internet and not Cable internet i dont know the right settings on how to set this up to make it work.

any help will be appreciated





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28 Dec 2010   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Hi Rbryan, welcome to the Seven Forums

Select Bridged or NAT. Both allow you to connect virtual machine to Internet, Bridged is better for networking and sharing between virtual machine and the rest of your network (host and other computers in network).

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Select your host computer's WiFi adapter (Atheros in your case) from drop down list.

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Click Advanced, choose one of the two PCnet adapters.

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Should work now.

Kari

P.S. Please couldn't you just be happy with default Seven Forums font color? That yellow or orange or whatever is really annoying, in fact so much so that I was tempted not to answer only because of that.


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28 Dec 2010   #3
RBryan

windows 7 ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Kari

thanks for replying / helping me out with my problem , sorry about the orange font i have put it back to normal.

I have set all the settings just like you told me to and im still not getting a internet connection.


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29 Dec 2010   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

First, that font thing was mostly a joke (with a bit truth in it)

OK, back to the topic. I can see from your second screenshot that you have not installed VirtualBox Guest Additions. It's essential to install them, so please do it now.

Here's how, in case you are not familiar with Guest Additions:
  • Open Devices menu in virtual machine's menu bar. Select Install Guest Additions:
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  • When XP warns you about not known device driver (two or three times during installation), click Continue Anyway:
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  • Click Finish to end installation and reboot XP:
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  • After reboot, you'll see a small Guest Additions symbol in XP's notification area, to indicate that Guest Additions are installed:
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Test the Internet connection now, it should work. If not, come back and we'll try something else.

Kari


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29 Dec 2010   #5
Pusspa

 
 

install guest additions in safe mode if you want 3d acceleration
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05 Jan 2011   #6
RBryan

windows 7 ultimate 64Bit
 
 

thank you so much for helping me , everything works perfectly
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05 Jan 2011   #7
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

That's nice to hear.
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08 Jul 2012   #8
cbjornc

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I know this post is old, but I've been unable to find something with clear steps as Kari has provided in her previous posts. I've done exactly what the posts suggested and still unable to connect to the Internet on my VM running Windows 7 home basic.

The first time I tried it, it said that the drivers did not install correctly, but now I do not get that error. When I "troubleshoot" the problem, it tells me I need to nstall a driver for my network adapter. Any ideas of how I'm supposed to do this on the virtual machine? Or is this an error that I'm getting because I set something up wrong in the network settings?

I'm attached using a "bridged adapter" because this is the only selection that would populate my wireless card.
Adapter type: PCnet-PCI II
Promiscuous Mode: Allow VMs


Thanks for any help!
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08 Jul 2012   #9
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbjornc View Post
... as Kari has provided in her previous posts. ...
His, not her! Really. Back home in Finland Kari is traditional and old male name

Check that you have correctly selected your host machine's network adapter, the one you use to connect to the network:

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Try changing the adapter type. If all settings are correct you should be able to connect.

Kari


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08 Jul 2012   #10
cbjornc

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Sorry about that man! And thanks a lot for the quick reply!

So I know that my computer uses the ASUS 802.11n Wireless LAN to connect to the internet, so I used this to begin with. But, still no connectivity. So I tried all three of the options below and also decided to check my device manager and I found this...


Is this supposed to be there? The Virtualbox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter?

I tried all combinations of the 3 Bridge Adapter names with all of the Adapter Types, but still no connectivity? I did get this:


When I changed the adapter to the the Intel(R) Pro/1000MT selected ad the Adapter Type, but as you can see, there's still no connectivity.

Any ideas? Maybe I'm stupid and just missing something easy haha
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