Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Virtual Box 4.0.x and VM's needing static IP's

23 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Virtual Box 4.0.x and VM's needing static IP's

Hello All,

Just thought I would pass along some info in case someone is pulling their hair out trying to get static IP addresses working inside of VirtualBox and having problems (I ran into this in OpenSuSE 11.4 inside of VirtualBox 4.0.12).

By default, all VM's inside of VirtualBox use NAT for their adapter configuration, which works fine for DHCP assignment, but not for static IP assignment (since NAT usually assigns a completely different network and IP address).

To solve this in OpenSuSE 11.4, I went thru the usual setup for networking (hostname, static IP, netmask, default route/interface, DNS, etc), but I changed the adapter configuration for the VM itself from NAT to Bridged. Saved everything, restarted the box, and walah, it works

This can be used when you want to utilize your own network and the gateway of your router, and works well if you want to host your own (whatever).

If anyone has more info, please add it...

My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Virtual Box 4.0.x and VM's needing static IP's

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Virtual Box 4.0.x and VM's needing static IP's
Thread Forum
Deployed Soldier Needing Help Network & Sharing
Win 7 program fix needing help please General Discussion
needing help with random BSODs BSOD Help and Support
windows 7 virtual XP mode static IP not working Network & Sharing
Sound Static Help (removes most static) Sound & Audio
Help! Needing help on unblocking.. System Security
needing some help Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:56 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33