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I need some help to solve the network printing from guest XP.

  • Windows 8.1 Pro host OS;
  • VirtualBox 4.3.10 (latest, 14-apr-2014);
  • Windows XP SP3 guest OS;
  • Two physical NICs
    • One used by host in first LAN (192.168.1.x,, gw - working fine for Internet, printing in LAN, using shares in LAN;
    • The second NIC is configured in VirtualBox as bridged network;
  • Configured guest XP OS for second LAN (intranet 10.0.0.x,, gw

I can access the intranet (10.0.0.x) from guest XP (FTP, http, etc). The problem is printing in intranet (10.0.0.x). I can't print to Xerox WorkCentre 245 that has the IP,

The printing is working well from other physical PCs in intranet.


  • the physical PC (Windows 8.1) must access just the 192.168.1.x (1st NIC);
  • the guest OS in VirtualBox is allowed to access just the intranet (10.0.0.x - 2nd NIC bridged);

I am not allowed to mix the LANs, no NAT.

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Can you ping the printer from the guest? Can you access the printer with a web browser? (Modern enterprise printers often run web servers.) –  Kenster Apr 14 '14 at 20:20

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