I want to connect two Windows PCs with cross over cable, but I have no admin account, i.e, I cannot configure the IP addresses in the Windows host OS's.
I was wondering if you could do it with two virtual machines (one in every PC). I know it's a weird scenario, but I just want to test whether is possible.
The problem is that once I connect the crossover cable, the host systems lose their IP's (I have no admin privileges in the Windows hosts to configure the network settings).
So, as I see it, no matter what type of network adapter I use in VirtualBox (bridge, nat, host-only, internal network) it won't allow me to connect both VM's through the crossover cable that is physically connected to the PC NIC's.
Is there any way in VirtualBox to achieve this?