Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I cannot get the VirtualBox guest to connect to the host or vice-versa. Whatever network setting I change on the guest does not seem to make any difference. I can see the internet and all the computers on my network from the host (Windows 7) wireless connection. I cannot see anything from the guest (Windows XP). Last week I was able to print from the guest, so the network connection must have worked because the printer is on the network. I have tried for 3 hours now to get this connection to work. I was trying to use the bridged connection so my guest has access to all the computers on the network and the internet.

Could someone please step me through the process of entering the settings on the guest and how to bridge on the host?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

Change the network settings of the guest to "Bridge" mode. You might have to restart the guest.

This will make your virtual machine just look like a normal machine to the rest of the network. You can print to a network printer, connect to file shares on other computers on the network, and access the internet

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.