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Host setup does not allow IP to be assigned to guest

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Host setup does not allow IP to be assigned to guest


    Hello, please i need help.
    I have done installation of windows xp sp3 on a guest virtual machine and i have problem with networking.
    On my host machine (windows 8.1 ) i have 1 static ip and i can't have anotherone.
    So from this ip i have to share network to guest machine.
    The guest machine tries to get ip from dhcp but it can't. When i give it manual ip address (the ip from host computer) it works ok but i have to turn off host's network card because they cant have tha same ip address.
    any help?

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  2. #2


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Kyro View Post
    Hello, please i need help.
    I have done installation of windows xp sp3 on a guest virtual machine and i have problem with networking.
    On my host machine (windows 8.1 ) i have 1 static ip and i can't have anotherone.
    So from this ip i have to share network to guest machine.
    The guest machine tries to get ip from dhcp but it can't. When i give it manual ip address (the ip from host computer) it works ok but i have to turn off host's network card because they cant have tha same ip address.
    any help?
    Hi Kyro, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    If your host setup does not allow an IP to be assigned to guest system, there's nothing that I know which would let you to connect it to the network keeping host's connection active. For example using enhanced session mode (which allows to connect external USB devices for instance modem) does not work with XP guests.

    I will ask mods to move this question as its own thread in this Virtualization section, let's hope we will find you a solution or workaround.

    Kari
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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    thank you Kari
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  4. #4


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    The workaround you are using at the moment, temporarily assigning your static IP to guest is about the only solution I can think of. All Internet connection sharing solutions would need the guest to have a working virtual switch (NIC) which in your case is not possible when the host is using your only available IP address.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    With vmware workstation i can do that. From one ip i can have many guests with dhcp from host computer.
    With vista and Hyper-v any solution?
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    I might be wrong here - but if I understand the question shouldn't NAT share the same PHYSICAL IP with the HOST -- and it will use the Host's IP to access the Internet.

    If you set up the VM to use NAT networrking you should see the IP address as say something like 172.143.X.X or whatever whereas your HOST will have an IP say of 192.168.0.X or 192.168.1.X if it's on a HOME / private LAN.

    In VMWARE workstation / Player adjust the Networking in the VM menu in settings for the network device

    Only one PHYSICAL IP address is used.

    (Bridged networking assigns a separate PHYSICAL IP address to the VM which is what I understand you are trying to avoid).

    If this info is incorrect then I haven't understood the question

    Screenshot shown for VMWARE - I'm using Bridged though -- Choose NAT in your case. I need Bridged as I need the IP address to access functions on this VM REMOTELY for example RDP which need the router to port forward to a specific machine.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows 8.1


    I dont have vmware on this machine. Only Hyper-v. The 2 network cards (physical and virtual) are bridged automaticaly from Hyper-V (somewhere read this) and when i'm trying to manualy bridge those cards i'm getting error.
    How can i use NAT on Hyper-v?
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Host setup does not allow IP to be assigned to guest
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