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Virtualbox Guest Internet Access Not Working [Solved]


manuleka

I've just installed VirtualBox 4.1.18 on LinuxMint 13 Cinnamon x64 and installed a Guest Windows 7 Ultimate x64 but the internet connection isn't working on the GuestThe network card is left on default which is NAT... help please


yordan

This means that the NAT services are not started. You will have to modify the virtual machine settings, choosing direct access to the LinuxMint Ethernet adapter (I guess it's eht0).I only tested it on a Windows physical machine, and it worked fine, so I guess that it should work fine on a Linux physical too!


manuleka

This means that the NAT services are not started. You will have to modify the virtual machine settings, choosing direct access to the LinuxMint Ethernet adapter (I guess it's eht0).I only tested it on a Windows physical machine, and it worked fine, so I guess that it should work fine on a Linux physical too!


i think by default (NAT) this should already be linking to the hosts Ethernet, I've used virtual box before and it automatically sets this.... but maybe I'd have to setup something manually to link VBox to the network card itself? like how i have to set VBox users for USB to function

yordan

i think by default (NAT) this should already be linking to the hosts Ethernet,

NAT does not link to the hosts Ethernet. NAT uses the host as a router, so the host has to start the NAT translation and routing, as well as DHCP and DNS.

manuleka

NAT does not link to the hosts Ethernet. NAT uses the host as a router, so the host has to start the NAT translation and routing, as well as DHCP and DNS.


i'm pretty sure my Guests Network Settings are correct... it could be an issue with VBox and Mint, my VMs don't have audio either...

yordan

i'm pretty sure my Guests Network Settings are correct... it could be an issue with VBox and Mint, my VMs don't have audio either...

I'm not talking about your Guest network settings. I'm talking about your VirtualBox server settings, go to the virtualbox server settings and look at the NAT settings for virtualbox. Usually the NAT settings point to services using the Ethernet card attached to your DSL router, but something could be wrong, simply have a check.

manuleka

I'm not talking about your Guest network settings. I'm talking about your VirtualBox server settings, go to the virtualbox server settings and look at the NAT settings for virtualbox. Usually the NAT settings point to services using the Ethernet card attached to your DSL router, but something could be wrong, simply have a check.

thanks yordan... i didn't look into the Virtualbox Settings but i did change the LAN setting for the guest to bridge (instead of NAT) and eth0 (which you mentioned earlier) and it solved the issue...

i don't know why this is required, i've used vbox before and by default it just runs....

manuleka

I'm not talking about your Guest network settings. I'm talking about your VirtualBox server settings, go to the virtualbox server settings and look at the NAT settings for virtualbox. Usually the NAT settings point to services using the Ethernet card attached to your DSL router, but something could be wrong, simply have a check.


I've installed Virtualbox 4.1.12 on Xubuntu 12.04 (current version on Software Center) and the NAT works perfectly fine... i think this is a version 4.1.18 (latest) issue which is the version i downloaded from Oracle website and installed on LinuxMint 13

yordan

I've installed Virtualbox 4.1.12 on Xubuntu 12.04 (current version on Software Center) and the NAT works perfectly fine... i think this is a version 4.1.18 (latest) issue which is the version i downloaded from Oracle website and installed on LinuxMint 13

I don't see LinuxMint in the compatibility Matrix (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/virtualbox/downloads/index.html )
There is a 4.1_4.1.18 distro for Ubuntu 12.04, it should work.
There are so many versions, mixing them could give unpredictable effects!
Which version did you try ? http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/ ?

manuleka

Installed 4.1.18 x64 on my LinuxMint 13 x64

 

 

 

Now i've Installed 4.1.12 32bit on Xubuntu 32bit which works flawlessly

maybe it's a 64bit version issue... ?? not too sure but don't have time to test them out on Mint13 64bit



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