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Old 24th November 2010, 07:01 PM
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Virtualbox, no network in Windows 7


I'm having problems with setting up network connection inside guest machine. Fedora 14 32 bit is host machine. Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit is guest machine. I'm virtualizing system with Virtualbox "non-free" edition.

So, Guest Additions are already installed and Windows 7 recognizes network cards (there is no error related to driver etc.). Everything should have worked fine. But it doesn't. I can't manage to establish connection with internet on guest machine and I'm lost.

Have you got any tips for me? Thanks
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Old 24th November 2010, 07:34 PM
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Re: Virtualbox, no network in Windows 7

Which type of network did you choose in the VirtualBox configuration? Options are NAT, Networkbridge, internal Network and Host only (names are probably different as I don't use english version).

The easiest way to the internet is using NAT. Usually the guest automatically connects and gets its IP from DHCP.
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Old 24th November 2010, 07:46 PM
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Re: Virtualbox, no network in Windows 7

I'm using NAT. I have also tried other configurations but without success. I see icon with yellow triangle saying "no internet access". I remember that about year ago or so, when I had RC version of Windows 7 installed in Virtualbox, I could use internet connection. I have no idea why can't I connect to internet today.

Somebody had posted a message here but it got deleted (don't know why). Here is my lsmod | grep vbox output:

Module                  Size  Used by
vboxnetadp              5406  0 
vboxnetflt             12993  0 
vboxdrv               153590  2 vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt
I have just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on the very same Virtualbox. Network works "out-of-the-box". So, is it some issue with kernel, maybe? At least I'm sure that my Virtualbox installation and configuration is valid. But still I have no idea why network in Windows 7 would not work.

My bad. It doesn't work in any system

This is how it looks like:

Help? Anyone?

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