TCP/IP between host without LAN to VirtualPC?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Gaute, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Gaute

    Gaute Guest

    How can I communicate between my laptop and a Virtual PC with TCP when the
    LAN cable is unplugged?
    I have a Lenovo laptop with Vista Ultimate SP1. On this laptop I run Virtual
    PC 2007 with XP Pro.

    When the laptop is connected to a LAN i can ping the "VPC XP", but when I
    unplug the the laptop's LAN cable it is not possible to ping the "VPC XP".

    I have tried to install the microsoft "loopback adapter" and setting static
    IP address on it and on the "VPC XP", but it is not
    possible to ping (ping say: Reply form Destination
    host unreachable). I have never tried the loopback adapter before so I
    guess I am doing something wrong.

    Best regards from Gaute
    Gaute, Feb 21, 2008
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  2. Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Feb 21, 2008
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  3. Gaute

    Gaute Guest

    After some thinking I found the "obvious" solution - it works perfectly now:
    1. Select Edit + Settings in the menu.
    2. Select Networking in the list.
    3. Select the host's loopback adapter instead of the physical NIC

    Best regards from Gaute
    Gaute, Feb 23, 2008
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