Host Machine has 2 NIC's.
One for Private Network,192.168.x.x. This is NIC 0, or the first NIC on bus for host.
The other is a domain connection,172.23.x.x.(actually is using DHCP at the moment) This is NIC 1, or the second NIC on bus for host.
NIC 0, is a closed network and talks with my internal devices fine.
NIC 1, uses the domain connection to get to the internet, and it does. I can ping Google
all day long.
I have set 2 adapters active in VM(XP mode on the host).
I want the VM adapter 1 to use NAT or Bridge, or whatever to use the host internet connection on the host NIC 1(the second host NIC). This is the main issue, it will not use it if I use NAT and DHCP or bridge and static. Even swapping host NIC 1 and NIC 2 as the 1 and 2 adapter in VM settings will not produce a shared internet connection.
My closed private 192.168.x.x works fine in VM XP mode, as I am bridging or assigning the host NIC to one of the VM adapters and configuring that adapter in VM with an IP on the same subnet as the host NIC e.g. host = 192.168.1.30 VM = 192.168.1.31. This connection works fine and VM uses the host to talk with all the devices on the gateway.
But I don't know why I can't get the VM adapter 1 to successfully use the internet connection of the host machine which would be the host machines second NIC(NIC 1). I thought it might be some weird with the first NIC of the host being closed and the second being domain and setting the VM adapter 1 to NAT, this of course makes me think it's looking at only the host NIC 0 for the internet connection, but host NIC 0 is for the closed. Does that makes sense. Does network sharing have to be enabled on the host machine? I didn't think it did as I'm using NAT.
Could anyone savvy that actually may be in a Net Admin position be able to understand this issue exactly and help? If you can, then your man...or women because this is challenge that has stumped me, the engineer, and my IT manager. Thanks in advance