Unable to connect to internet

I have Windows 7 Prof with Virtual PC and XP Node.  I am unable to connect the XP machine to the internet.  I have looked on the internet for some instructions, but they don't address my issue.

Can someone help me figure this out?
rmmarshAsked:
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slakicCommented:
Some more information would be useful, for example, how is your Virtual XP NIC cofigured, is it NAT'ed, bridged or local only?
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rmmarshAuthor Commented:
Good question!  My Windows 7 PC has a wireless connection to a Cisco router.  I haven't a clue on how to configure the VXP NIC... all I want to be able to do is send emails from the XP VM.  (I need to test our a program and since I don't have Visual Studio running on the XP VM, I trap the error and send an email to myself with the error.  Kind of MM, but it works!
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slakicCommented:
Well, there's two ways to set up internet connection for your virtual machine. First one is to set up its virtual network adapter in NAT mode. that way, all the traffic originating from your VM will be translated to your actual IP address and imitate sort of speak, your physical internet connection. To do this, you need to go to your VM's settings, click on your virtual adapter and set it to NAT mode. Other solution is to bridge your adapter to your physical adapter, which is in your case a wireless card connected to your cisco router. When bridged, you need to provide your virtual NIC with  IP configuration in the same subnet as your physical adapter, whether it is automatic via DHCP server or static.
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rmmarshAuthor Commented:
It was already set to that... (see image)... I don't see the icon in the lower right hand telling me it's connected either...  (it's been a while since I have played with XP).

 vmpc
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strungCommented:
See if this solves your problem:  http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1736
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rmmarshAuthor Commented:
Uh, I'm on a PC, running Windows 7 Virtual PC in XP Mode...
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strungCommented:
Sorry. Had too many windows open and posted in the wrong thread.
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slakicCommented:
I have noticed that you, besides "Internal network" and "Shared networking" only have option to choose your ethernet adapter, but as a understood, you are connected to internet via wireless card. In order to have internet connection, you must bind you virtual NIC to that wireless card.
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rmmarshAuthor Commented:
Sorry, but there is no wireless card on the PC... I connect to the Cisco router by ethernet cable.
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slakicCommented:
Good question!  My Windows 7 PC has a wireless connection to a Cisco router

I thought that was your primary internet connection. Anyways, you need to select your physical NIC in that drop down list in your virtual NIC's settings, which means that you have bridged it to your physical NIC. All you have to do next is set up ip settings in your VM to be in accordance with your subnet, which would be very similan to your physical NIC's ip settings, apart from IP address part, and that should do it, you should be on the internet in no time!
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rmmarshAuthor Commented:
Is it possible you could give me pointers to a doc on how to do this?  (your comments are too general for me... I need specifics) :D
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slakicCommented:
Have a look at this
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rmmarshAuthor Commented:
Thank you...
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