Win98SE Networking in XP Host

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by BuckKS, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. BuckKS

    BuckKS Guest

    I have Win 98SE set up and running in VPC 2007 with an XP Pro host computer.
    We have an old DOS based typesetting program that must run under a DOS or Win
    95/98SE. It cannot be made to run under XP or above. I have the program
    running fine in VPC now, but I need to be able to make the 98 OS network with
    the network the host is on, so I can print out copy on the network printers.

    I cannot get the virtual (Win 98) OS and the rest of my network to see each
    other at all... nor can I get the Internet to work on the Virtual (98) OS. I
    have the network card drivers operating just fine on both the host and the
    VPC. There is just no way to communicate between the virtual and host
    networks. I've tried NAT and just using the network card to no avail. Any
    ideas out there would be appreciated.
    BuckKS, Jun 16, 2010
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  2. BuckKS

    Steve Jain Guest

    is your firewall set to allow the VM access to the network?
    What network card drivers did you install in Win98? You shouldn't need to
    install any, since the ones needed will be automatically installed, switching
    them out will cause problems.

    How is your TCP/IP configured in your Win98 VM? It should be set up similar
    to how the host is, i.e. host is dhcp, VM should be dhcp.

    When you've selected NAT, are you getting an IP address in Win98? This
    generally works, unless you've got a 3rd party firewall.
    Steve Jain, Jun 16, 2010
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