Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

I would like to get to both networks from one laptop  can this be done with Virtual PC.

Posted on 2008-06-12
4
283 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I am new to the Virtual PC world so hopefully someone can help me out on this.

Here is what I have

2 networks (Network A and Network B)

I would like to get to both networks from one laptop  can this be done with Virtual PC.

What I am running into is when Network A is on the wireless connection it work just fine.  I fire up Virtual PC plug the network cable in and at that point Network A is taken over by Network B and the Virtual PC is also on Network B.

In closing I would like Network A on the physical laptop and Network B on the Virtual PC.

Any help would be great.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:eServ
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
pbeirne earned 125 total points
ID: 21773661
You should be able to access both networks from the one laptop since you have two network interfaces.  It's a common practice.  
With both connections active, open a command prompt and type:

   ipconfig /all

Look at your connections and make sure that only one has a default gateway listed.

If only one has a default gateway listed, at the command prompt type:

  route print
You should get a table that lists active routes with columns: Destination, Netmask, Gateway and Interface.
Active Routes:
Network Destination        Netmask          Gateway       Interface  Metric
          0.0.0.0          0.0.0.0    192.168.1.254     192.168.1.3       30
         
        127.0.0.0        255.0.0.0        127.0.0.1       127.0.0.1       1
      169.254.0.0      255.255.0.0     192.168.1.14    192.168.1.14       30
In the list, you should have a line that lists the subnet for Network A and one for Network B in the Destination column.  The interface listed for Network A's subnet should be the IP of your wired network card and the interface for Network B's subnet should be the ip of your wireless.

You should have one Destination subnet of 0.0.0.0 and it should have the IP of whichever subnet eventually leads out to the internet.

I havenever used Virtual PC but once the networking is set up correctly, I imagine you can just enable the wireless connection only and get your end result.


0
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:tonsofpcs
tonsofpcs earned 125 total points
ID: 21773691
I haven't used VirtualPC, but with VMWare you can bridge the VM directly with a physical adapter so that only the VM uses that adapter and the host machine uses another connection.  I'd guess that VirtualPC allows for the same, check the settings of the Virtual Machine and see if you can 'bridge' or 'link' [or something similar] the network connection to a physical adapter.  
0
 

Author Comment

by:eServ
ID: 21777675
Thanks for the help I will be out of the office until Monday - I will try this when I get in.  Thanks agian
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:eServ
ID: 31466738
You both helped out on this so I split the points - Thanks again
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

When working with Microsoft SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) in a Hyper-V virtualization environment, we have run across scenarios in which the failed migration of a VM from one host to another may leave the VM in a failed state. Specif…
As hardware bugs go, this is a strange one! I upgraded a laptop in December 2011 with a 512GB Crucial m4 2.5-inch/9.5mm SATA Solid State Drive (SSD), Crucial part number CT512M4SSD2: http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT512M4SSD2 …
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question