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An often proposed solution is to use a Microsoft loop-back adapter in bridged mode with the real network adapter. Bridging does the following: Network adapters that you bridged are now working on Layer 1 - acting the same as ports on a switch. Call these A and B. The new bridge interface models a cable connected to that switch to the bridge interface. ...


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You are able to view the DHCPServers within VirtualBox by going to C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox and using the following command: VBoxManage.exe list dhcpservers This will list all the DHCPServers used by VirtualBox. To remove the DHCP Server, you do the following: VBoxManage.exe dhcpserver remove { --network=netname | --interface=ifname }


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Most issues with ICS occur where the clients cannot get a DHCP address. However, you are stating that it's the host computer that cannot get an IP address. This could be a possible winsock corruption or bad hostednetwork settings. You can reset and reconfigure to see if this resolves your issue by opening an elevated command prompt and issuing: netsh ...


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This should normally work. I have used similar setups without any problems. I can think of 3 possible things: You are connecting both PC's with just a cable WITHOUT a switch in between. In that case it is possible there are some issues with establishing a proper link between the 2 which leads to DHCP requests from the 2nd PC not arriving at the VM. The ...


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Partial answer: One request every second isn't "flooding". DHCP doesn't assign link-local addresses, nor is it involved with link-local addresses in any way, so you can't fix this via DHCP. ARP requests are not sent "to the router", they are broadcast to everyone in the LAN segment. The computer with this address is supposed to respond. ...


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