None of my VirtualBox virtual machine can use the internet. I've tried every possible configuration of networking ad it never works. Occasionally, just out of the blue, without changing anything, the internet starts working, but stops just as suddenly after a little while. It starts or stops working while I'm using a VM. How can I use the internet from a VM? I am running MacOS 10.5.7 on a MacBook. Edit: I mean that I'm running MacOS 10.5.7 as the Host OS. Edit 2: Whenever I try to use the internet the network icon on the bottom of the window has a little red circle blink.
I've never had any problem accessing the internet with the default (NAT) networking configuration and used bridged mode with no trouble also. I run a Win-XP-32 host with Linux guests.
NAT mode is by far the easiest to set up as the defaults work out of the box. If you are having trouble with NAT mode then you likely have a bad install of VirtualBox.
Bridged mode is convenient if you want to access shared resources on your home network or use the guest OS as some sort of server. However, it is unlikely your ISP allows multiple IP addresses to face the cable/DSL modem. So, in order to use bridged mode you will probably need a router (with NAT enabled) between your ISP and the rest of your network (even if it's just the one physical machine.)
When I went on Windows 7 to
You can see a screenshot here: http://i.stack.imgur.com/Zx7qf.png