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.