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Windows 7: XP Mode - Can't Connect to Internet

05 Feb 2010   #1
Mitch047

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
XP Mode - Can't Connect to Internet

XP Mode / Virtual PC + an older XP productivity program loaded/work flawlessly. However, I can't connect to the internet using either Internet Explorer v.8 or FireFox v.3.6. Screen message shows: "Unable to Connect to Server".

Windows 7 connects to the internet via Explorer v.8 with no problem using a router DSL ethernet cable. I'm probably overlooking something very basic here, but this one has me stumped

Any help appreciated.


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05 Feb 2010   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Open XP Mode settings, click Networking, choose your host computers NIC from drop-down list. Click OK, reboot XPM.

Should work now.

Kari


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05 Feb 2010   #3
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Yoiu have to toy around with the Network and sharing settings in some cases. If you select the set up a new connection wizard that will by default create a dial-up type connection. Selection of Home, Work, is generally set to Home Network.

The type of connection you are specifying is "router DSL ethernet cable"? Is this a combination modem/router or a router added onto a cable or dsl modem?

With a cable modem here the connection to the pc is by way of a nic card added into a pci slot for cable internet. Other DSL types as well as cable modems will often use a usb cord instead. The nic card and connecttion are immediately detected and established on the XP Mode as well as other VMs here while usb connections...??? (one reason besides 64bit Windows the ISP saw a change here!)
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05 Feb 2010   #4
Mitch047

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm not off to a very good start here - can't find "Wireless XP Mode", "XP Mode Settings", "Networking Interface Controller" (NIC).

The XP Mode Control Panel, Network Connections shows Local Area Connection Connected "Intel 21140-Based PCI Fast Ethernet" (100.0 Mbps) and that the device "Is Working Properly".

<<The type of connection you are specifying is "router DSL ethernet cable"? Is this a combination modem/router or a router added onto a cable or dsl modem?>>

Ah, ... there is a 8Mbps DSL line connecting to an AT&T "2Wire" Router. The ethernet cable connects between the AT&T router and my Windows 7 Dell Vostro 430 Desktop. Unsure of the correct terminology. This setup works fine, as I mentioned, with the Dell 430 W7 plus works fine wirelessly with my Dell Inspiron Laptop and HP6500 OfficeJet Printer (both machines).

Very much appreciate your willingness to help

Mitch
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05 Feb 2010   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

The easiest way to connect XP Mode to Internet is what I told you above.

This screenshot shows how to enter XP Mode settings. Just open C:\Users\Your_Username\Virtual Machines folder and click XP Mode, then Settings:

XP Mode - Can't Connect to Internet-xpm_settings.png

Kari


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05 Feb 2010   #6
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I think "wireless" is the main problem to start with there. The connection seen here is with the "hard wired" being readily detected immediately. The one thing that helped see 7 installed on a vhd connect on the Virtual PC that might help you is looking at the "network adapter" item in the XP Mode's own device manager to see if more then one item for adapter is listed. If by chance a second one is present try disabling the present default.

Even in the host Windows multiple adapters will conflict where one has to be default with the other disabled if unable to configure all. The XP Mode is still run through the VPC being a thought there.
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06 Feb 2010   #7
Mitch047

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Making Some Progress

<< Just open C:\Users\Your_Username\Virtual Machines folder and click XP Mode, then Settings>>

Oops! I was trying to find this command on the Virtual Machine instead of Windows 7 OS C:\.

The default screen response I get from the host computer drop down list is: Shared Networking (NAT). The only other possible dropdown Networking responses are: Not Connected, Internal Network and Broadcom Netlink Gigabit Ethernet.

What do I do next?

Thanks for your continued input

Mitch
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06 Feb 2010   #8
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Broadcom Netlink Gigabit Ethernet seems to be your host's NIC (Network Interface Controller). Choose it.

Please come back to tell if you got the net on XP Mode.

Kari
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06 Feb 2010   #9
Mitch047

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

<< Broadcom Netlink Gigabit Ethernet seems to be your host's NIC (Network Interface Controller). Choose it. >>

Kari,

YES Thanks Heaps !!
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06 Feb 2010   #10
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Good to hear it works. For future reference, here's another method to enter XP Mode settings:

XP Mode - Can't Connect to Internet-xpm_settings2.png

Kari


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