Connecting Virtual machine and host Machine to the same network

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Mohska, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. Mohska

    Mohska Guest

    I have 2 virtual machine on the same host machine.
    I want to be able to connect the 2 virtual machine to the host machine and
    be able to ping each machine from any machine.
    How can I achieve that!!!

    My host machine is not connected to any network
    Mohska, Mar 3, 2005
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  2. All you need to do is attach each vm to the physical network card of the
    host machine and make sure the IP settings are correct on all machines.
    Chris Hedlund, Mar 3, 2005
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  3. Mohska

    Robert Comer Guest

    That's not quite right -- if the host NIC is not connected to anything this
    will fail. You would need to install the loopback adapter and use that as
    the common network adapter.

    - Bob Comer
    Robert Comer, Mar 3, 2005
  4. Chris Hedlund, Mar 3, 2005
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    Paul Adare Guest

    microsoft.public.virtualpc news group, Chris Hedlund
    No, it isn't. In this case, networking would not be available. Has
    nothing to do with IP addressing in this case.

    Paul Adare
    "On two occasions, I have been asked [by members of Parliament],
    'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures,
    will the right answers come out?' I am not able to rightly apprehend
    the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
    -- Charles Babbage (1791-1871)
    Paul Adare, Mar 3, 2005
  6. Mohska

    Robert Comer Guest

    Robert Comer, Mar 3, 2005
  7. Mohska

    Bill Grant Guest

    NICs worked like that in the "old days". The OSs which will run VPC don't
    work that way. If a NIC is not plugged into anything, it is "dead". This
    solves the old problem of machines trying to use a NIC when the machine
    (such as a laptop) is no longer connected to the LAN.
    Bill Grant, Mar 4, 2005
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