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I have two virtual machines (XP Mode). They are connected to each other by a network setting - Internal Network. It is the only working setting. This is the only way I got two virtual XP to ping each other.

Now I want to connect each of them from the application that runs on Windows 7 which is hosting both virtual machines, but I can't do that.

The firewall on both XP-Mode machines is disabled. Any other networking setting added as additional adapter on Xp-Mode machine does not allow me to connect from Windows 7.

So my question is this - how to enable connection from Windows 7 application to XP mode application (client - server)?

The layout

Point 2 (pass message) work perfectly because of the "internal network" setting. The problem is point 1 and 3.

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You need to enable bridged networking, to allow the machines to see each other on the same network. –  user3463 Jun 21 '12 at 7:17
    
How do I do that? Do I have to add some virtual network card in Windows 7? Both XP machines already see each other. They also see Windows 7 if I add a network setting for physical network card. The problem is that Windows 7 has to somehow connect to virtual machine (XP-mode). –  Spyro Jun 21 '12 at 7:53
    
I don't have a Windows 7 machine near me right now, but I believe this is in the network card setting on the VM properties (I think it's called "Settings"). –  user3463 Jun 21 '12 at 7:56
    
Believe me, I have set every permutation of that. Still can't ping virtual machine from Windows 7. –  Spyro Jun 21 '12 at 8:04

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