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VMware Player- wireless and USB


SteveCh

New Member
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17
#1
I have XP pro running as a guest on a Windows 8 PC. I now want to get onto the internet wirelessly to download some applications and also get the USB working to download work files onto XP. How do I do these two tasks?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    XP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Pentium
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG

SteveCh

New Member
Posts
17
#2
I have read that VMware may have problems with USB3 ports. Unfortunately all my ports are USB3. Is this terminal?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    XP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Pentium
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG

Hopachi

Polyhedric Stellation
VIP Member
Pro User
Orbiting the Moon

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2,975
#3
I have XP pro running as a guest on a Windows 8 PC. I now want to get onto the internet wirelessly to download some applications and also get the USB working to download work files onto XP. How do I do these two tasks?
For the network, a default NAT config is more than enough:
network.png

for the USB, just add a USB controller, all will work, you can even use USB 2.0 virtually, host ports are backwards compatible.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

SteveCh

New Member
Posts
17
#4
USB device is recognised by VMware when plugged in and shows on the staus bar. Shows it is active in the settings section. But it does not appear in My Computer on the guest OS.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    XP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Pentium
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG

Hopachi

Polyhedric Stellation
VIP Member
Pro User
Orbiting the Moon

Posts
2,975
#5
USB device is recognised by VMware when plugged in and shows on the staus bar. Shows it is active in the settings section. But it does not appear in My Computer on the guest OS.
It has to be installed in the guest OS as well, something which happens automatically. If this is XP, it might not be recognized but that not really expected.

Look in the Device Manager of the guest and look for USB or unknown or not working devices.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.