Connect Virtual PC to Internet
Posted by Clayton James on February 2, 2007
I have been using VPC for a few years now and I am still learning lots about using it. After upgrading to Vista I was unable to connect my VPC images to the Internet to activate the OS and download system updates. I was scratching my head changing my VM network adapter settings to Shared Networking (NAT) or to my wireless adapter but no matter what I did I couldn’t get an Internet connectivity from my VPC.
So I went to the person I always go to when I am stuck (this is the person after google) Mr Mark Daunt. He solved it in about a minute asking me if I have installed the Virtual Machine Network Service on my wireless adapter….the what???
So he showed me where to install it and wholla…I could connect
My LAN adapter had the Virtual Machine Network Service installed but my wireless adapter didn’t.
7/ Internet connection from VPC :)
Here is a good blog post for a couple of other issues if Virtual Machine Network Service is installed but you still can’t get network connectivity.
Another good article by Microsoft explaining the virtual machine network settings.